Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

1997 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matthew Salmon R 0%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 50%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 50%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 50%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 50%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 50%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
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 50%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
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%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 0%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 50%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 50%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 50%
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 50%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy 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 50%
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 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 50%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 50%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH Governor John Kasich R 50%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 50%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 50%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 50%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 50%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 50%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 50%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 50%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 50%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 50%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 50%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 0%
Richard Armey 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 50%
Robert Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 100%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 0%
Brian Bilbray 0%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Leonard Boswell 0%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
George Brown, Jr. 50%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Thomas Campbell 50%
Chris Cannon 0%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 0%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 100%
Robert Clement 50%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 50%
Merrill Cook 50%
John Cooksey 0%
Jerry Costello 50%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 100%
Robert Cramer 0%
Philip Crane 50%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Patsy Ann Danner 0%
James Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Bill Delahunt 50%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
Julian Dixon 100%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 0%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 50%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Harris Fawell 50%
Victor Fazio 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Mark Foley 0%
Michael Patrick Forbes 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Tillie Fowler 0%
Jon David Fox 50%
Barney Frank 100%
Robert Franks 50%
Jonas Frost III 0%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 50%
John Ganske 0%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 100%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 0%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 50%
Newt Gingrich 0%
Henry Gonzalez 0%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
William Goodling 50%
Bart Gordon 0%
Porter Goss 0%
James Greenwood 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 50%
Lee Hamilton 0%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 100%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Rick Hill 0%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 50%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 50%
Stephen Horn 50%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 50%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 50%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 50%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 0%
Jay Johnson 0%
Nancy Johnson 0%
Paul Kanjorski 0%
Sue Kelly 50%
Joseph Kennedy II 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Jay Kim 0%
Gerald Kleczka 50%
Ronald Klink 50%
Scott Klug 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John LaFalce 50%
Ray LaHood 0%
Nicholas Lampson 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Stephen Largent 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Rick Lazio 50%
James Leach 50%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 50%
Robert Livingston 0%
William Luther 100%
James Maloney 100%
Thomas Manton 50%
Don Manzullo 0%
Matthew Martinez 50%
Frank Mascara 50%
Robert Matsui 50%
Karen McCarthy 100%
Bill McCollum 0%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 0%
Paul McHale 100%
John McHugh 0%
Scott McInnis 0%
David McIntosh 50%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 100%
Jack Metcalf 50%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 0%
David Minge 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 100%
John Moakley 100%
Alan Mollohan 0%
Constance Morella 50%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 0%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Mark Neumann 100%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 50%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Major Owens 50%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Michael Pappas 0%
Mike Parker 0%
Ron Paul 100%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 50%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Owen Pickett 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
John Edward Porter 0%
Glenn Poshard 50%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 0%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 0%
Bill Redmond 0%
Ralph Regula 0%
Silvestre Reyes 0%
Frank Riggs 0%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 100%
Ciro Rodriguez 0%
Timothy Roemer 0%
James Rogan 50%
Steve Rothman 50%
Marge Roukema 50%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 0%
Jim Saxton 0%
Joe Scarborough 0%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Robert Schaffer 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 100%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Norman Sisisky 50%
David Skaggs 50%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 0%
Linda Smith 0%
Nick Smith 50%
Robert Smith 0%
Vincent Snowbarger 0%
Vic Snyder 50%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 0%
Mark Souder 0%
Floyd Spence 0%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Louis Stokes 100%
Ted Strickland 50%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 50%
John Sununu 0%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 0%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 50%
William Thomas 0%
Karen Thurman 50%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Ed Towns 100%
James Traficant, Jr. 0%
James Turner 0%
Bruce Vento 100%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 0%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 50%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 50%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 100%
Rick White 0%
Bob Wise, Jr. 50%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Bill Young 50%

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