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Rating Group: Animal Welfare Institute

2013 Compassion Index

State Office District Name Party Rating
Tim Bishop 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
John Tierney 100%
NV U.S. House 1 Dina Titus Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 17 Matt Cartwright Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 75%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 75%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 75%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 75%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 75%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 75%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
Rush Holt, Jr. 75%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 75%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 75%
Mary Landrieu 75%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 75%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 75%
WI U.S. House 2 Mark Pocan Democratic 75%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 75%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 75%
Carol Shea-Porter 75%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 75%
Bill Young 75%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 50%
OH U.S. House 3 Joyce Beatty Democratic 50%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 50%
John Campbell III 50%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 50%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 50%
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%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 50%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 6 John Delaney Democratic 50%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 8 Tammy Duckworth Democratic 50%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
Jim Gerlach 50%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 50%
Michael Grimm 50%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 50%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 50%
Steven Horsford 50%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 6 Derek Kilmer Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50%
NH U.S. House 2 Ann Kuster Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 50%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 50%
Tom Latham 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 50%
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 18 Sean Maloney Democratic, Working Families 50%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 50%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 6 Grace Meng Democratic, Working Families 50%
Mike Michaud 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 50%
Gary Miller 50%
George Miller 50%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 18 Patrick Murphy Democratic 50%
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%
TX U.S. House 16 Beto O'Rourke Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 10 Don Payne, Jr. Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 4 Scott Perry Republican 50%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Gary Peters Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 50%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 50%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 50%
Jon Runyan 50%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 50%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 50%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 50%
Aaron Schock 50%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 50%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 50%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 50%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 50%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 50%
Henry Waxman 50%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 50%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 50%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 50%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 25%
Rob Andrews 25%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 25%
Mark Begich 25%
Kerry Bentivolio 25%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 25%
Bruce Braley 25%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 25%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 25%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 25%
Howard Coble 25%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 27 Chris Collins Republican 25%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 25%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 25%
WA U.S. House 1 Suzan DelBene Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 25%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 25%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 25%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 25%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 25%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25%
Joe Garcia 25%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 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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