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Rating Group: Animal Welfare Institute

2013 Compassion Index

State Office District Name Party Rating
Rob Andrews 25%
Max Baucus 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dale Kildee 25%
Frank Lautenberg 25%
Trey Radel 0%
Mel Watt 0%
Bill Young 75%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 2 Ron Barber Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 0%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 25%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Jr Cory Booker Democratic 0%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 25%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 75%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cardenas Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 50%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 75%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 20 Joaquin Castro Democratic 0%
VI U.S. House Delegate Donna Christensen Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 75%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 50%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 12 Bill Enyart Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 50%
AS U.S. House Delegate Eni Faleomavaega Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 0%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 23 Pete Gallego Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 26 Joe Garcia Democratic 25%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 9 Alan Grayson Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 25%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 50%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 25%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
WA U.S. House 10 Denny Heck Democratic 25%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 0%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 25%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 25%
NV U.S. House 4 Steven Horsford Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 0%
NY U.S. House 8 Hakeem Jeffries Democratic 0%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 25%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 0%
VA U.S. Senate Jr Tim Kaine Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 0%
AZ U.S. House 1 Ann Kirkpatrick Democratic 0%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 50%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 75%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 25%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 50%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 75%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 50%
NM U.S. House 1 Michelle Lujan Grisham Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 75%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Joe Manchin III Democratic 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 50%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 25%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 25%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 50%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 50%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 35 Gloria Negrete McLeod Democratic 25%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 0%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 16 Beto O'Rourke Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 21 Bill Owens Democratic 25%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 25%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 75%
PR U.S. House Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi Democratic 0%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 25%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 75%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 0%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 0%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 25%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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