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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2000 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 13
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 20
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 25
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 20
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 63
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 88
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 63
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 63
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 63
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 50
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 63
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 63
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 38
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 13
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 75
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 50
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 38
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 63
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 13
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 75
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 50
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 13
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 13
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 13
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 20
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 40
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 75
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 13
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 88
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 63
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 75
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 80
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 50
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 75
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 20
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 38
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 63
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 88
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 88
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 50
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 63
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 63
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 75
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 38
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 13
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 38
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 75
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 40
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 40
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 13
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 13
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 50
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 63
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 13
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 88
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 13
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 13
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 13
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 25
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 25
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 75
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 13
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 88
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 63
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 38
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 63
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 40
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 38
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 38
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 60
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 63
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 88
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 50
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 63
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 63
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 40
Neil Abercrombie 50
Gary Ackerman 100
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Wayne Allard 60
Thomas Allen 88
Rob Andrews 100
Richard Armey 0
Spencer Bachus 13
Brian Baird 88
Richard Hugh Baker 13
Cass Ballenger 13
James Barcia 50
Bob Barr, Jr. 13
Roscoe Bartlett 63
Charlie Bass 63
Max Baucus 40
Evan Bayh 60
Bob Bennett 40
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 63
Douglas Bereuter 38
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 100
Marion Berry 25
Judy Biggert 63
Michael Bilirakis 63
Jeff Bingaman 40
Rod Blagojevich 100
Sherwood Boehlert 88
Kit Bond 20
Henry Bonilla 13
David Edward Bonior 100
Mary Bono Mack 25
Robert Borski, Jr. 88
Leonard Boswell 25
Rick Boucher 63
Allen Boyd, Jr. 13
John Breaux 20
Ed Bryant 13
Jim Bunning 20
Conrad Burns 20
Dan Burton 13
Steve Buyer 0
Robert Byrd 60
Herbert Callahan 13
Dave Camp 25
Ben Campbell 40
Chris Cannon 0
Julia Carson 100
Mike Castle 63
Saxby Chambliss 25
Eva Clayton 25
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 80
Robert Clement 50

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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