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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

1995 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 50%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 75%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 50%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 25%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 50%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 50%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 50%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 25%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 50%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 25%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 50%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 25%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 25%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 50%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 75%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 50%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 50%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 50%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matthew Salmon Republican 25%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 25%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi 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 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 75%
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 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 25%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 25%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 25%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 75%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 25%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 0%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 75%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 25%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 75%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 75%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 0%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 75%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 50%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 25%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 50%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 25%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 75%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 75%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 25%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 25%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 75%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 50%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 50%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 75%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 50%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 25%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 25%
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%
Robert 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%

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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