Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2000 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 13
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 13
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 13
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 20
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 50
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 63
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 75
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 88
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 63
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 13
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 13
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 63
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 63
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 50
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 25
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 63
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 63
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 38
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 50
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 75
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 50
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 75
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 38
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 25
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 63
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 13
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 13
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 75
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 50
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 50
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 60
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 25
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 13
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 50
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 75
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 13
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 13
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 20
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 40
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 75
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 13
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 25
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 40
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 13
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 88
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
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 80
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 88
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 63
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 75
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 80
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 50
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 25
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 75
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 25
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 38
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 13
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 75
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 20
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 38
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 60
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 25
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 75
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 13
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 25
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 13
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 75
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 63
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 88
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 50
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 50
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 88
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 63
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 75
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 75
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 63
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 75
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 88
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 88
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 38
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 88
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 13
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 38
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 75
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 40
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 40
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 13
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 13
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 50
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 63
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 13
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 88
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 60
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 13
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 25
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 13
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 50
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 13
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 13
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 25
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 25
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 75
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 13
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 88
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 63
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 38
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 63
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 40
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 38
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 38
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 50
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 60
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 80
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 13
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 63
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 88
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 88
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 88
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 50
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 75
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 63
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 63
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 63
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 60
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 38
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 40
Gary Ackerman 100
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Wayne Allard 60
Thomas Allen 88
Rob Andrews 100
Richard Armey 0
Brian Baird 88
Richard Hugh Baker 13
Cass Ballenger 13
James Barcia 50
Robert 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
Ben Campbell 40
Chris Cannon 0
Julia Carson 100
Mike Castle 63
Eva Clayton 25
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 80
Robert Clement 50
Michael Collins 13
Larry Combest 13
Gary Condit 50
Kent Conrad 40
John Cooksey 13
Jerry Costello 100
Christopher Cox 50
William Coyne 88
Larry Craig 0
Robert Cramer 25
Philip Crane 63
Barbara Cubin 13
Randall Cunningham 13
Thomas Daschle 60
James Davis 50
Thomas Davis III 63
Bill Delahunt 100
Thomas DeLay 13
James DeMint 25
Peter Deutsch 100
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 63
Norm Dicks 75
Julian Dixon 100
Chris Dodd 80
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0
Calvin Dooley 50
John Doolittle 0
Byron Dorgan 60
David Dreier 0
Jennifer Dunn 25
John Edwards 60
Chet Edwards 38
Vern Ehlers 50
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 25
Jo Ann Emerson 13
Philip English 63
Bob Etheridge 75
Lane Evans 100
Terry Everett 13
Russ Feingold 60
Bob Filner 100
Peter Fitzgerald 80
Ernest Fletcher 38
Mark Foley 25
Harold Ford, Jr. 50
Vito Fossella, Jr. 50
Barney Frank 88
William Frist 40
Jonas Frost III 25
Elton Gallegly 75
John Ganske 13
George Gekas 13
Richard Andrew Gephardt 50
Jim Gibbons 13
Wayne Gilchrest 50
Paul Gillmor 25
Benjamin Gilman 88
Charlie Gonzalez 100
Virgil Goode, Jr. 38
Bart Gordon 38
Porter Goss 38
Daniel Graham 80
William Phillip Gramm 0
Mark Green 88
James Greenwood 88
Judd Gregg 40
Gilbert Gutknecht 13
Tony Hall 88
James Hansen 13
Robert Hayes 13
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 13
Joel Hefley 50
Jesse Helms 20
Wally Herger, Jr. 13
Baron Hill 50
Van Hilleary 13
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 38
Maurice Hinchey 88
David Lee Hobson 25
Pete Hoekstra 0
Thomas Holden 25
Ernest Hollings 20
Darlene Hooley 63
Stephen Horn 100
John Nathan Hostettler 0
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50
Kenny Hulshof 50
Duncan Hunter 0
Asa Hutchinson 25
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0
Kay Hutchison 0
Henry Hyde 38
Daniel Inouye 60
Ernest Istook, Jr. 13
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 75
William Jefferson 38
James Merrill Jeffords 80
William Lewis Jenkins 0
Christopher John 0
Nancy Johnson 88
Paul Kanjorski 25
Ric Keller N/A
Sue Kelly 88
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 75
Gerald Kleczka 100
Joseph Knollenberg 13
Herb Kohl 80
James Kolbe 50
Dennis Kucinich 88
Jon Kyl 40
John LaFalce 50
Ray LaHood 38
Nicholas Lampson 63
Tom Lantos 75
Stephen Largent 25
Steve LaTourette 75
James Leach 88
Jerry Lewis 25
Ron Lewis 13
Joe Lieberman 80
Blanche Lincoln 20
John Linder 13
William Lipinski 100
Trent Lott, Sr. 0
Dick Lugar 40
William Luther 88
James Maloney 100
Don Manzullo 0
Frank Mascara 63
Robert Matsui 75
Karen McCarthy 88
James McCrery III 25
John McHugh 13
Scott McInnis 13
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100
Michael McNulty 50
Martin Meehan 100
Carrie Meek 63
Juanita Millender-McDonald 75
Dan Miller 38
Patsy Takemoto Mink 63
John Moakley 88
Alan Mollohan 13
Dennis Moore 63
Constance Morella 88
Frank Murkowski 0
Jack Murtha 13
Sue Myrick 38
George Nethercutt, Jr. 25
Robert William Ney 13
Don Nickles 0
Anne Northup 75
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0
James Nussle 13
Jim Oberstar 50
Dave Obey 63
John Olver 100
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 13
Doug Ose 38
Major Owens 75
Michael Oxley 25
Ron Paul 50
Donald Payne 88
John Peterson 13
David Phelps 88
Charles Pickering, Jr. 25
Richard Pombo 13
Earl Pomeroy 38
Deborah Pryce 63
Jack Quinn 13
George Radanovich 13
James Ramstad 75
Ralph Regula 50
Silvestre Reyes 38
Thomas Reynolds 13
Bob Riley 13
Lynn Nancy Rivers 88
Ciro Rodriguez 25
Timothy Roemer 63
Steve Rothman 100
Marge Roukema 75
Jim Ryun 0
Martin Olav Sabo 100
Max Sandlin, Jr. 50
Rick Santorum 80
Paul Sarbanes 80
Jim Saxton 38
Joe Scarborough 50
Robert Schaffer 13
John Shadegg 0
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 63
Christopher Shays 100
Donald Sherwood 13
Ronnie Shows 25
Norman Sisisky 38
Joseph Skeen 13
Ike Skelton 13
Gordon Smith 80
Nick Smith 13
Bob Smith 100
Olympia Snowe 60
Vic Snyder 63
Mark Souder 13
Arlen Specter 60
Floyd Spence 13
John Spratt, Jr. 75
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 13
Charles Stenholm 13
Ted Stevens 0
Ted Strickland 50
Bob Stump 13
Bart Stupak 25
John Sununu 25
John Sweeney 13
Tom Tancredo 75
John Tanner 13
Ellen Tauscher 100
William Tauzin 13
Charles Taylor 0
Gene Taylor 63
Craig Thomas 40
William Thomas 13
Fred Thompson 0
Karen Thurman 38
Strom Thurmond 20
Todd Tiahrt 0
Robert Torricelli 100
Ed Towns 88
James Traficant, Jr. 50
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 75
James Turner 25
George Voinovich 0
James Walsh 13
Zach Wamp 50
John Warner 40
Wesley Watkins 0
Mel Watt 25
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0
Anthony Weiner 100
David Weldon 25
W. Curtis Weldon 50
Gerald Weller 63
Paul Wellstone 80
Robert Wexler 100
Heather Wilson 25
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 88
Albert Wynn 88
Bill Young 25

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