Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

1993-1994 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Julian Dixon 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
Robert Torricelli 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
Sidney Yates 100%
Peter Deutsch 96%
Thomas Manton 96%
Gary Ackerman 92%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 92%
Thomas Foglietta 92%
Sam Gejdenson 92%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 92%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 92%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 92%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 92%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 92%
Major Owens 92%
Donald Payne 92%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 92%
Pete Stark 92%
Louis Stokes 92%
Ed Towns 92%
Bruce Vento 92%
Lynn Woolsey 92%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
Rob Andrews 83%
David Edward Bonior 83%
Robert Borski, Jr. 83%
William Clay, Sr. 83%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 83%
William Coyne 83%
Lane Evans 83%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 83%
Benjamin Gilman 83%
Henry Gonzalez 83%
Martin Meehan 83%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 83%
John Edward Porter 83%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 83%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 83%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 83%
Christopher Shays 83%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 83%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 80%
Daniel Inouye 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 80%
Patrick Moynihan 80%
Paul Sarbanes 80%
Paul Wellstone 80%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 79%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 79%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 79%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 75%
Howard Berman 75%
George Brown, Jr. 75%
Eva Clayton 75%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 75%
Bob Filner 75%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 75%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 75%
Dale Kildee 75%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 75%
William Lipinski 75%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 75%
Matthew Martinez 75%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 75%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 75%
Timothy Roemer 75%
Martin Olav Sabo 75%
Esteban Edward Torres 75%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 75%
Mel Watt 75%
Albert Wynn 75%
Maurice Hinchey 71%
Ronald Klink 71%
Chris Dodd 70%
Russ Feingold 70%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 70%
John Glenn 70%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 70%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 70%
Herb Kohl 70%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 70%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 67%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 67%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 67%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 67%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 67%
Robert Franks 67%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 67%
Porter Goss 67%
Tony Hall 67%
Jane Harman 67%
John LaFalce 67%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 67%
Paul McHale 67%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 67%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 67%
John Moakley 67%
Carlos Romero-Barcelo 67%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 67%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 67%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 67%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 67%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 67%
Richard Bryan 65%
Wendell Ford 65%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 65%
Bart Stupak 62%
W. Curtis Weldon 62%
Ben Campbell 60%
John Chafee 60%
Daniel Graham 60%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 60%
Joe Lieberman 60%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 60%
Vern Ehlers 58%
AS U.S. House-Delegate Eni Faleomavaega D 58%
Harris Fawell 58%
Joseph Kennedy II 58%
Gerald Kleczka 58%
Robert Matsui 58%
Constance Morella 58%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 58%
Marge Roukema 58%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 58%
David Skaggs 58%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 58%
James Traficant, Jr. 58%
Robert Anacletus Underwood 58%
Kent Conrad 55%
Byron Dorgan 55%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 55%
William Roth, Jr. 55%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 54%
Wayne Gilchrest 54%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 54%
Dave Obey 54%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 50%
Jeff Bingaman 50%
Robert Byrd 50%
Victor Fazio 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 50%
Stephen Horn 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 50%
Dick Lugar 50%
Michael McNulty 50%
Carrie Meek 50%
Carol Moseley Braun 50%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jack Quinn 50%
Ralph Regula 50%
Charles Robb 50%
James Talent 50%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 50%
Elton Gallegly 46%
Lee Hamilton 46%
Paul Kanjorski 46%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 46%
Norman Sisisky 46%
Cliff Stearns 46%
Ted Strickland 46%
Bob Wise, Jr. 46%
Max Baucus 45%
Judd Gregg 45%
Ernest Hollings 45%
Bob Kerrey 45%
Bob Smith 45%
Arlen Specter 45%
Jim Bunning 42%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 42%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 42%
Henry Hyde 42%
William Jefferson 42%
Rick Lazio 42%
David Minge 42%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 42%
Glenn Poshard 42%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 42%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 42%
James Walsh 42%
Dale Bumpers 40%
Rick Boucher 38%
Dan Burton 38%
Mike Castle 38%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 38%
Jerry Costello 38%
Robert Cramer 38%
Patsy Ann Danner 38%
Terry Everett 38%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 38%
Thomas Holden 38%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 38%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 38%
Ron Lewis 38%
Alan Mollohan 38%
Jack Murtha 38%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 38%
Jim Saxton 38%
E.G. Shuster 38%
Olympia Snowe 38%
Floyd Spence 38%
Karen Thurman 38%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 35%
Alfonse D'Amato 35%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 35%
Jesse Helms 35%
Strom Thurmond 35%
Bill Archer 33%
Douglas Bereuter 33%
Sherwood Boehlert 33%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 33%
Calvin Dooley 33%
Bart Gordon 33%
Pete Hoekstra 33%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 33%
Nancy Johnson 33%
James Leach 33%
Jerry Lewis 33%
Bill McCollum 33%
Dan Miller 33%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 33%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 33%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 33%
Nick Smith 33%
Gene Taylor 33%
Bill Young 33%
Roscoe Bartlett 29%
Robert Clement 29%
Michael Collins 29%
Gary Condit 29%
Jonas Frost III 29%
Paul Gillmor 29%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 29%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 29%
OH Governor John Kasich R 29%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 29%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 29%
Jim Oberstar 29%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 29%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 29%
Rick Santorum 29%
Steven Schiff 29%
Henry Scott Baesler 25%
James Barcia 25%
Paul Coverdell 25%
Christopher Cox 25%
Thomas Daschle 25%
Norm Dicks 25%
William Goodling 25%
Slade Gorton 25%
James Greenwood 25%
Dirk Kempthorne 25%
Jay Kim 25%
Scott Klug 25%
Connie Mack 25%
James Ramstad 25%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 25%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
Charles Taylor 25%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 25%
Bill Barrett 21%
Herbert Bateman 21%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 21%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 21%
Steve Buyer 21%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 21%
Larry Combest 21%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 21%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 21%
David Dreier 21%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 21%
Thomas Ewing 21%
Tillie Fowler 21%
George Gekas 21%
Newt Gingrich 21%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 21%
W.G. Hefner 21%
Wally Herger, Jr. 21%
David Lee Hobson 21%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 21%
James Kolbe 21%
John Linder 21%
Don Manzullo 21%
Joseph McDade 21%
John McHugh 21%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 21%
James Nussle 21%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 21%
Owen Pickett 21%
Deborah Pryce 21%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 21%
Ike Skelton 21%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 21%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 21%
William Tauzin 21%
William Thomas 21%
John Breaux 20%
Ted Stevens 20%
Jay Dickey 17%
John Doolittle 17%
Jennifer Dunn 17%
Duncan Hunter 17%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 17%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 17%
Bob Bennett 15%
Kit Bond 15%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 15%
William Phillip Gramm 15%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 15%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 15%
John Warner 15%
Wayne Allard 13%
Cass Ballenger 13%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 13%
Herbert Callahan 13%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 13%
Chet Edwards 13%
J. Dennis Hastert 13%
Joel Hefley 13%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 13%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 13%
Robert Livingston 13%
Ronald Packard 13%
Richard Pombo 13%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 13%
Joseph Skeen 13%
Charles Stenholm 13%
Bob Stump 13%
John Tanner 13%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 13%
Conrad Burns 10%
Larry Craig 10%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 8%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 8%
Philip Crane 8%
Rodney Grams 8%
Jon Kyl 8%
Daniel Schaefer 8%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 5%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 5%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Don Nickles 5%
Richard Armey 4%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 4%
Richard Hugh Baker 4%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 4%
Henry Bonilla 4%
Joseph Knollenberg 4%
James McCrery III 4%
Scott McInnis 4%
Michael Oxley 4%
Mike Parker 4%
William Paxon 4%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James Hansen 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Robert Smith 0%
Craig Thomas 0%

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