Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

1995 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 25%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 50%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 75%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matt Salmon R 25%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 25%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 50%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 50%
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 75%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 75%
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 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 50%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 25%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 75%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 25%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 25%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 75%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 25%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 50%
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 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 75%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 75%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 25%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 50%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
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%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Daniel Coats R 50%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 50%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 25%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 50%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 75%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 25%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 50%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 25%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 25%
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%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 25%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 25%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 50%
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-6 Howard Coble R 25%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 75%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 25%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 75%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 75%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 50%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 25%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 50%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 75%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 75%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 50%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 75%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 50%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 75%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 25%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 25%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 0%
OH Governor John Kasich R 50%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 75%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 50%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 25%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 50%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 75%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 25%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 50%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 75%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 25%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 25%
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 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 75%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 25%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 50%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 50%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 50%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 25%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 75%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 50%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 75%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 25%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 25%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 25%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 50%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 50%
Gary Ackerman 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 75%
Bill Archer 25%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 25%
Henry Scott Baesler 0%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 50%
James Barcia 0%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 25%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 50%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Howard Berman 75%
Brian Bilbray 25%
Michael Bilirakis 25%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
Kit Bond 25%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 50%
Robert Borski, Jr. 100%
Rick Boucher 0%
John Breaux 25%
George Brown, Jr. 75%
Richard Bryan 50%
Ed Bryant 25%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 50%
Herbert Callahan 25%
Ben Campbell 25%
Mike Castle 50%
John Chafee 50%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 25%
William Clay, Sr. 50%
Eva Clayton 50%
Robert Clement 25%
Michael Collins 25%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 25%
Kent Conrad 50%
Jerry Costello 50%
Paul Coverdell 50%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 75%
Larry Craig 25%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 25%
Randall Cunningham 25%
Alfonse D'Amato 75%
Patsy Ann Danner 25%
Thomas Daschle 50%
Thomas Davis III 75%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 50%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 50%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 50%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
Calvin Dooley 25%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 50%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 50%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 0%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 25%
John Ensign 25%
Lane Evans 100%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 25%
Harris Fawell 50%
Victor Fazio 25%
Russ Feingold 50%
Bob Filner 75%
Mark Foley 25%
Michael Patrick Forbes 25%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
Wendell Ford 50%
Tillie Fowler 25%
Jon David Fox 75%
Barney Frank 75%
Robert Franks 100%
William Frist 50%
Jonas Frost III 50%
Elizabeth Furse 100%
Elton Gallegly 25%
John Ganske 25%
Sam Gejdenson 100%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 25%
Wayne Gilchrest 25%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 75%
John Glenn 75%
Henry Gonzalez 25%
William Goodling 25%
Bart Gordon 50%
Slade Gorton 25%
Porter Goss 75%
Daniel Graham 75%
William Phillip Gramm 50%
Rodney Grams 50%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 50%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Tony Hall 50%
Lee Hamilton 0%
James Hansen 0%
Jane Harman 25%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 25%
Joel Hefley 0%
W.G. Hefner 0%
Jesse Helms 50%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Van Hilleary 25%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 0%
Maurice Hinchey 25%
David Lee Hobson 75%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 0%
Ernest Hollings 50%
Stephen Horn 75%
John Nathan Hostettler 25%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 50%
Henry Hyde 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 50%
Daniel Inouye 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 25%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
Nancy Johnson 50%
Paul Kanjorski 25%
Sue Kelly 25%
Dirk Kempthorne 25%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Joseph Kennedy II 75%
Patrick Kennedy 50%
Barbara Bailey Kennelly 75%
Bob Kerrey 50%
Dale Kildee 50%
Jay Kim 0%
Gerald Kleczka 25%
Ronald Klink 25%
Scott Klug 50%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 0%
Jon Kyl 50%
John LaFalce 50%
Ray LaHood 0%
Tom Lantos 75%
Stephen Largent 25%
Steve LaTourette 50%
Frank Lautenberg 75%
Rick Lazio 50%
James Leach 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 75%
John Linder 25%
William Lipinski 100%
Robert Livingston 0%
Trent Lott, Sr. 25%
Dick Lugar 50%
William Luther 25%
Connie Mack 50%
Thomas Manton 75%
Don Manzullo 25%
Matthew Martinez 50%
Frank Mascara 25%
Robert Matsui 50%
Karen McCarthy 75%
Bill McCollum 50%
James McCrery III 0%
Joseph McDade 25%
Paul McHale 75%
John McHugh 0%
Scott McInnis 25%
David McIntosh 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 50%
Michael McNulty 75%
Martin Meehan 75%
Carrie Meek 25%
Jack Metcalf 0%
Dan Miller 25%
David Minge 25%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 75%
John Moakley 25%
Alan Mollohan 25%
Constance Morella 100%
Carol Moseley Braun 75%
Patrick Moynihan 75%
Frank Murkowski 25%
Jack Murtha 50%
Sue Myrick 25%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Mark Neumann 25%
Robert William Ney 25%
Don Nickles 50%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 25%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 0%
Dave Obey 0%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 0%
Major Owens 75%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Mike Parker 0%
William Paxon 0%
Donald Payne 75%
Owen Pickett 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 25%
John Edward Porter 50%
Glenn Poshard 75%
Deborah Pryce 75%
Jack Quinn 0%
George Radanovich 0%
James Ramstad 25%
Ralph Regula 25%
Frank Riggs 25%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 75%
Charles Robb 50%
Timothy Roemer 50%
William Roth, Jr. 50%
Marge Roukema 50%
Martin Olav Sabo 50%
Rick Santorum 75%
Paul Sarbanes 50%
Jim Saxton 0%
Joe Scarborough 25%
Daniel Schaefer 0%
Steven Schiff 75%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 50%
Christopher Shays 100%
E.G. Shuster 25%
Norman Sisisky 0%
David Skaggs 75%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 0%
Linda Smith 25%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 100%
Olympia Snowe 75%
Gerald B.H. Solomon 50%
Mark Souder 25%
Arlen Specter 75%
Floyd Spence 50%
John Spratt, Jr. 25%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 25%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Ted Stevens 50%
Louis Stokes 50%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 0%
James Talent 0%
John Tanner 0%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 25%
Gene Taylor 25%
Craig Thomas 25%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 50%
Karen Thurman 0%
Strom Thurmond 50%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Esteban Edward Torres 100%
Robert Torricelli 75%
Ed Towns 75%
James Traficant, Jr. 50%
Bruce Vento 75%
James Walsh 25%
Zach Wamp 25%
John Warner 50%
Mel Watt 25%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
David Weldon 25%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 25%
Paul Wellstone 75%
Rick White 25%
Bob Wise, Jr. 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Sidney Yates 75%
Bill Young 0%

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