Rating Group: Big Cat Rescue

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 29%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 38%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 63%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 88%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 63%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 50%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 88%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 63%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 88%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 88%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 63%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 25%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 88%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 38%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 50%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 38%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 38%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 75%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 50%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 50%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 75%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 13%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 38%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 50%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 63%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 63%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 13%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 25%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 88%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 13%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 38%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 50%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 86%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 88%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 50%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 38%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 13%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 25%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 88%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 83%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 88%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 38%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 86%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 63%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 38%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 63%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 38%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 75%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 75%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 88%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 88%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 50%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 75%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 50%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 63%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 25%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 86%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 88%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 17%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 88%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 63%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 38%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 38%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 75%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 13%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 38%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 13%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 13%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 88%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 38%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 75%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 88%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 88%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 88%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 86%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 88%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 63%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 25%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 50%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 50%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 43%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 38%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 38%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 88%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 86%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 38%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 75%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 38%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 50%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 50%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 38%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 63%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 29%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 57%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 25%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 50%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 25%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 29%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 38%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 88%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 88%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 25%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 25%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 25%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 60%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 25%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 29%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 63%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 75%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 25%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 38%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 38%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 75%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 50%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 38%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 38%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 25%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 88%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 50%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 38%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 63%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 50%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 63%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 88%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Todd Akin 43%
Rodney Alexander 38%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 88%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 38%
J. Gresham Barrett 25%
Roscoe Bartlett 88%
Melissa Bean 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 38%
Judy Biggert 75%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 38%
Mary Bono Mack 75%
Dan Boren 38%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 88%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 63%
Dan Burton 63%
Steve Buyer 13%
Chris Cannon 17%
Eric Cantor 38%
Dennis Cardoza 63%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Julia Carson 88%
Mike Castle 63%
Ben Chandler III 88%
Jerry Costello 100%
Robert Cramer 63%
Barbara Cubin 63%
Artur Davis 88%
Geoff Davis 50%
Jo Ann Davis 63%
Lincoln Davis 38%
Thomas Davis III 75%
Bill Delahunt 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Doolittle 17%
Thelma Drake 38%
David Dreier 50%
Chet Edwards 33%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 25%
Philip English 63%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Terry Everett 63%
Tom Feeney 14%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 88%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 50%
Wayne Gilchrest 88%
Paul Gillmor 50%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 63%
Bart Gordon 100%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 100%
Robert Hayes 38%
Wally Herger, Jr. 50%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 83%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 38%
Pete Hoekstra 63%
Thomas Holden 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
Kenny Hulshof 25%
Duncan Hunter 25%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 67%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
William Jefferson 88%
Tim Johnson 75%
Paul Kanjorski 88%
Ric Keller 63%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Joseph Knollenberg 25%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 63%
Ray LaHood 25%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 57%
Jerry Lewis 25%
Ron Lewis 50%
John Linder 63%
Dan Lungren 50%
Connie Mack IV 38%
Don Manzullo 38%
Jim Marshall 75%
Thaddeus McCotter 88%
James McCrery III 38%
John McHugh 63%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 63%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 75%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jack Murtha 67%
Marilyn Musgrave 38%
Sue Myrick 50%
Jim Oberstar 67%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75%
Ron Paul 43%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 17%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 50%
Todd Platts 67%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
Jon Porter, Sr. 75%
Deborah Pryce 50%
George Radanovich 29%
James Ramstad 100%
Ralph Regula 38%
Denny Rehberg 17%
Richard Renzi 63%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Thomas Reynolds 33%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Saxton 88%
Jean Schmidt 50%
John Shadegg 13%
Christopher Shays 100%
Ike Skelton 63%
Vic Snyder 75%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 63%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 50%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 38%
Tom Tancredo 29%
John Tanner 75%
Ellen Tauscher 88%
Gene Taylor 88%
Todd Tiahrt 25%
Ed Towns 88%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
James Walsh 63%
Zach Wamp 38%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 88%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 25%
Gerald Weller 75%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 75%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 88%
Bill Young 63%

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