Rating Group: Big Cat Rescue

2007-2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 33
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 33
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 33
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 66
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 66
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 66
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 66
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 33
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 66
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 66
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 66
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 66
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 66
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 50
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 66
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 66
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 66
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 66
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 66
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 66
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 33
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 66
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 33
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 66
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 66
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 33
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 50
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 66
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 66
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 66
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 66
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 66
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 66
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 66
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 66
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 66
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 50
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 66
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 66
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 50
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 66
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 66
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 66
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 66
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 66
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 66
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 66
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 33
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 100
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 66
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 66
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 66
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 66
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 66
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 50
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 50
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 66
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 66
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 66
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 33
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 33
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 66
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 66
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 33
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 66
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 66
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 66
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 50
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 66
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 66
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 66
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 66
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 66
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 33
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 66
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 66
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 50
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 66
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 66
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 66
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 50
IN Governor Mike Pence R 50
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 33
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 66
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 66
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 66
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 33
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 66
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 50
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 66
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 50
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 66
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 66
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 66
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 66
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 66
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 66
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 66
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 66
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 66
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 66
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 66
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 33
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 66
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 66
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 66
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 66
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 50
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 66
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 33
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 66
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 66
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 33
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 66
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 66
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 66
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 100
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 66
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 66
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 66
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 50
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 33
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 66
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 50
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 66
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 33
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 66
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 66
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 66
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 66
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 66
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 50
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 66
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 50
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 66
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 66
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 66
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 66
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 66
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 66
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 66
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 66
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 66
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 50
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 66
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 50
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 66
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 66
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 66
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 66
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 33
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 66
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 66
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 66
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 66
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 33
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 33
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 33
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 33
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 66
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 66
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 66
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 50
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 66
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 66
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 66
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 33
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 33
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 66
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 33
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 66
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 66
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 66
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 33
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 66
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 33
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 33
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 66
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 33
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 66
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 33
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 66
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 33
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 33
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 66
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 50
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 66
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 33
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 50
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 66
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 33
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 66
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 50
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 66
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 66
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 33
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 66
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 66
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 66
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 66
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 33
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 66
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 66
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 66
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 66
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 66
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 33
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 50
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 66
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 50
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 66
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 66
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 66
Gary Ackerman 66
Todd Akin 50
Rodney Alexander 66
Thomas Allen 66
Jason Altmire 66
Rob Andrews 100
Michael Arcuri 66
Joe Baca, Sr. 66
Brian Baird 66
J. Gresham Barrett 33
Roscoe Bartlett 66
Melissa Bean 66
Shelley Berkley 66
Howard Berman 66
Marion Berry 66
Judy Biggert 66
Brian Bilbray 66
Jo Bonner, Jr. 33
Mary Bono Mack 66
Dan Boren 33
Leonard Boswell 66
Rick Boucher 66
Allen Boyd, Jr. 66
Nancy Boyda 66
Henry Brown, Jr. 66
Ginny Brown-Waite 33
Dan Burton 33
Steve Buyer 33
Chris Cannon 0
Eric Cantor 0
Dennis Cardoza 50
Russ Carnahan 66
Christopher Carney 66
Mike Castle 66
Donald Cazayoux, Jr. 50
Ben Chandler III 66
Travis Childers 50
Jerry Costello 66
Robert Cramer 66
Barbara Cubin 33
Artur Davis 66
David Davis 0
Geoff Davis 33
Lincoln Davis 66
Thomas Davis III 100
Bill Delahunt 66
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50
Norm Dicks 66
John Doolittle 33
Thelma Drake 66
David Dreier 33
Chet Edwards 66
Vern Ehlers 66
Brad Ellsworth 66
Jo Ann Emerson 33
Philip English 50
Bob Etheridge 66
Terry Everett 33
Tom Feeney 0
Michael Ferguson 100
Bob Filner 66
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50
Barney Frank 66
Elton Gallegly 66
Gabrielle Giffords 66
Wayne Gilchrest 100
Charlie Gonzalez 66
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0
Bart Gordon 50
John Hall 66
Phil Hare 66
Jane Harman 66
Robert Hayes 33
Wally Herger, Jr. 33
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 66
Baron Hill 66
Maurice Hinchey 66
David Lee Hobson 66
Paul Hodes 66
Pete Hoekstra 66
Thomas Holden 66
Darlene Hooley 66
Kenny Hulshof 100
Duncan Hunter 0
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 66
William Jefferson 66
Tim Johnson 50
Steve Kagen 66
Paul Kanjorski 50
Ric Keller 66
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 66
Carolyn Kilpatrick 66
Ron Klein 66
Joseph Knollenberg 66
Dennis Kucinich 66
John Kuhl, Jr. 33
Ray LaHood 33
Nicholas Lampson 50
Steve LaTourette 66
Jerry Lewis 33
Ron Lewis 0
John Linder 66
Dan Lungren 33
Connie Mack IV 0
Tim Mahoney 66
Don Manzullo 33
Jim Marshall 66
Thaddeus McCotter 66
James McCrery III 66
John McHugh 66
Michael McNulty 66
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 66
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 66
Brad Miller 66
Harry Mitchell 66
Alan Mollohan 66
Dennis Moore 66
Patrick Murphy 66
Jack Murtha 66
Marilyn Musgrave 33
Sue Myrick 33
Jim Oberstar 66
Dave Obey 66
John Olver 66
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 66
Ron Paul 0
Donald Payne 50
John Peterson 0
Charles Pickering, Jr. 66
Todd Platts 66
Earl Pomeroy 66
Jon Porter, Sr. 66
Deborah Pryce 100
George Radanovich 50
James Ramstad 66
Ralph Regula 66
Denny Rehberg 66
Richard Renzi 33
Silvestre Reyes 66
Thomas Reynolds 66
Laura Richardson 50
Ciro Rodriguez 66
Mike Ross 66
Steve Rothman 50
William Sali 0
Jim Saxton 50
Jean Schmidt 50
Joe Sestak, Jr. 66
John Shadegg 50
Christopher Shays 66
Heath Shuler 66
Ike Skelton 66
Vic Snyder 66
Hilda Solis 66
Mark Souder 0
Zack Space 66
John Spratt, Jr. 66
Pete Stark 50
Cliff Stearns 0
Bart Stupak 66
John Sullivan 0
Betty Sutton 66
Tom Tancredo 33
John Tanner 50
Ellen Tauscher 66
Gene Taylor 50
Todd Tiahrt 33
Ed Towns 66
James Walsh 50
Zach Wamp 0
Diane Watson 66
Mel Watt 66
Anthony Weiner 66
David Weldon 50
Gerald Weller 66
Robert Wexler 0
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 66
Heather Wilson 100
Lynn Woolsey 66
David Wu 66
Bill Young 66

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