Rating Group: Humane Society Legislative Fund

2003 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 11%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 11%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 11%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 20%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 11%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 89%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 22%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 89%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 89%
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 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 11%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 89%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 44%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 89%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 22%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 67%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 22%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 11%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 89%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 67%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 78%
CO Commissioner-2 Scott McInnis 11%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 89%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 89%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 40%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 80%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 78%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 22%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 44%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 33%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 22%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 22%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 22%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 11%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 11%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 11%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 67%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 67%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 56%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 33%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 89%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 67%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 22%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 11%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 89%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 89%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 89%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 89%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 78%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 67%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 89%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 80%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 78%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 89%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 67%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 89%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 33%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 80%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 11%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 67%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 11%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 22%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 67%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 22%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 11%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 56%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 89%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 44%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 78%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 89%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
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 67%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 78%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 11%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 89%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 78%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 89%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 67%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 89%
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 11%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 44%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 89%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 11%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 33%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 89%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 60%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 11%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 11%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 11%
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 22%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 56%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 11%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 11%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 11%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 89%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 11%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 44%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 11%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 11%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 11%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 11%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 11%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 11%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 11%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 11%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 78%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 11%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 11%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 78%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 89%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 11%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 11%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 22%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 67%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 11%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 56%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 80%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 78%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 22%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 44%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 44%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 33%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 67%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 60%
Todd Akin 22%
Rodney Alexander 11%
Wayne Allard 40%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 78%
Rob Andrews 89%
Joe Baca, Sr. 44%
Spencer Bachus 22%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 11%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 56%
Cass Ballenger 11%
J. Gresham Barrett 11%
Roscoe Bartlett 89%
Charlie Bass 78%
Max Baucus 60%
Evan Bayh 60%
Bob Beauprez 11%
Chris Bell 67%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 22%
Shelley Berkley 56%
Howard Berman 78%
Marion Berry 11%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Judy Biggert 67%
Michael Bilirakis 67%
Jeff Bingaman 40%
Tim Bishop 78%
Sherwood Boehlert 78%
John Boehner 11%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 11%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Leonard Boswell 44%
Rick Boucher 67%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 11%
John Breaux 20%
Corrine Brown 100%
Henry Brown, Jr. 11%
Ginny Brown-Waite 44%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 11%
Dan Burton 22%
Steve Buyer 11%
Robert Byrd 40%
Dave Camp 11%
Ben Campbell 40%
Chris Cannon 11%
Eric Cantor 11%
Lois Capps 89%
Dennis Cardoza 33%
Brad Carson 11%
Julia Carson 78%
Edward Case 78%
Mike Castle 78%
Lincoln Chafee 80%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Chris Chocola 11%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Howard Coble 22%
Norm Coleman 40%
Michael Collins 0%
Kent Conrad 80%
Jon Corzine 80%
Jerry Costello 89%
Christopher Cox 11%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 22%
Philip Crane 11%
Ander Crenshaw 11%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 11%
Thomas Daschle 80%
Artur Davis 56%
James Davis 67%
Jo Ann Davis 44%
Lincoln Davis 11%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 100%
Thomas DeLay 11%
James DeMint 22%
Peter Deutsch 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
Norm Dicks 89%
John Dingell 44%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 40%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 56%
John Doolittle 11%
Byron Dorgan 60%
David Dreier 11%
Jennifer Dunn 33%
John Edwards 60%
Chet Edwards 11%
Vern Ehlers 78%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
Philip English 56%
John Ensign 40%
Bob Etheridge 56%
Lane Evans 89%
Terry Everett 11%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 89%
Tom Feeney 22%
Russ Feingold 80%
Michael Ferguson 78%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 80%
Mark Foley 33%
Randy Forbes 11%
Harold Ford, Jr. 89%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33%
Barney Frank 100%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 56%
Elton Gallegly 78%
Scott Garrett 11%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 0%
Jim Gerlach 78%
Jim Gibbons 33%
Wayne Gilchrest 44%
Paul Gillmor 11%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 22%
Bart Gordon 44%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 80%
Mark Green 78%
James Greenwood 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 11%
Charles Hagel 20%
Ralph Hall 22%
Tom Harkin 80%
Jane Harman 78%
Katherine Harris 11%
Melissa Hart 11%
Doc Hastings 11%
Robert Hayes 11%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 22%
Joel Hefley 33%
Wally Herger, Jr. 11%
Baron Hill 33%
Maurice Hinchey 78%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 22%
David Lee Hobson 11%
Joseph Hoeffel 100%
Pete Hoekstra 22%
Thomas Holden 44%
Ernest Hollings 40%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 89%
Darlene Hooley 78%
John Nathan Hostettler 22%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 56%
Kenny Hulshof 22%
Duncan Hunter 22%
Henry Hyde 22%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Steve Israel 100%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 11%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 89%
William Janklow 11%
William Jefferson 22%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
William Lewis Jenkins 11%
Christopher John 11%
Nancy Johnson 78%
Tim Johnson 44%
Timothy Johnson 60%
Paul Kanjorski 44%
Richard Keller 11%
Sue Kelly 67%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 22%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 89%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 89%
Jack Kingston 11%
Mark Kirk 89%
Gerald Kleczka 78%
John Kline 11%
Joseph Knollenberg 11%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 44%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 20%
Ray LaHood 11%
Nicholas Lampson 56%
Mary Landrieu 20%
Tom Lantos 100%
Tom Latham 11%
Steve LaTourette 56%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 78%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 11%
Ron Lewis 22%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 56%
William Lipinski 67%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 44%
Dick Lugar 20%
Denise Majette 89%
Don Manzullo 11%
Jim Marshall 22%
Jim Matheson 33%
Robert Matsui 100%
Carolyn McCarthy 89%
Karen McCarthy 89%
Thaddeus McCotter 22%
James McCrery III 22%
Jim McDermott 89%
John McHugh 22%
Mike McIntyre 22%
Buck McKeon 11%
Michael McNulty 89%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 56%
John Mica 22%
Mike Michaud 78%
Barbara Mikulski 80%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 44%
Candice Miller 11%
Gary Miller 11%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 22%
Brad Miller 89%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 22%
Dennis Moore 78%
Jim Moran, Jr. 78%
Jack Murtha 33%
Marilyn Musgrave 11%
Sue Myrick 11%
Ben Nelson 60%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 11%
Randy Neugebauer 11%
Robert William Ney 33%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 44%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 11%
James Nussle 11%
Jim Oberstar 78%
Dave Obey 44%
John Olver 89%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 22%
Thomas William Osborne 11%
Doug Ose 11%
Major Owens 78%
Michael Oxley 22%
Ed Pastor 44%
Ron Paul 11%
Donald Payne 78%
John Peterson 11%
Tom Petri 67%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 22%
Joe Pitts 11%
Todd Platts 67%
Richard Pombo 11%
Earl Pomeroy 56%
Jon Porter, Sr. 33%
Deborah Pryce 44%
Mark Pryor 60%
Adam Putnam 11%
Jack Quinn 22%
George Radanovich 11%
Nick Rahall II 56%
James Ramstad 78%
Charlie Rangel 89%
Ralph Regula 44%
Denny Rehberg 11%
Harry Reid 100%
Richard Renzi 22%
Silvestre Reyes 22%
Thomas Reynolds 22%
Jay Rockefeller IV 40%
Ciro Rodriguez 33%
Mike Rogers 11%
Mike Ross 11%
Steve Rothman 100%
Jim Ryun 11%
Martin Olav Sabo 78%
Loretta Sanchez 89%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 22%
Rick Santorum 40%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 67%
Edward Schrock 11%
John Shadegg 22%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 56%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 11%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
Ike Skelton 11%
Gordon Smith 40%
Nick Smith 11%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Vic Snyder 78%
Mark Souder 11%
Arlen Specter 80%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 33%
Charles Stenholm 11%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 56%
Bart Stupak 44%
John Sullivan 11%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 56%
James Talent 20%
Tom Tancredo 44%
John Tanner 11%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin II 11%
Charles Taylor 11%
Gene Taylor 44%
Lee Terry 22%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 11%
Todd Tiahrt 11%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 78%
James Turner 11%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 33%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 22%
Zach Wamp 22%
John Warner 40%
Diane Watson 67%
Mel Watt 67%
Henry Waxman 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 22%
W. Curtis Weldon 56%
Gerald Weller 56%
Robert Wexler 100%
Ed Whitfield 67%
Heather Wilson 22%
Frank Wolf 67%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 89%
Bill Young 22%

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