Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 11
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 11
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 11
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 22
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 60
AR U.S. Senate-Jr 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 Raúl Grijalva D 89
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 44
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 22
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 89
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 89
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 89
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-22 Devin Nunes R 11
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 89
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 11
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 11
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 67
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-46 Loretta Sanchez D 89
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
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 78
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-1 Jefferson Miller R 22
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 11
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 22
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
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 11
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 33
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 11
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 22
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 22
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 22
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 67
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 80
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 11
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. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 89
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 67
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez 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
IN Governor Mike Pence R 22
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-1 Ed Whitfield R 67
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 11
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 20
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 33
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-6 John Tierney D 100
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 80
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin 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
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 89
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 78
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 80
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 11
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 78
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 11
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 89
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 11
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 44
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 67
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 11
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 89
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 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 Joe Biden, Jr. D 100
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 20
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100
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
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 22
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 22
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 22
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-5 Scott Garrett R 11
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
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 78
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 11
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 78
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 89
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-13 Charlie Rangel D 89
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-8 John Boehner R 11
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. House-1 Bob Brady D 56
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 89
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 78
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 11
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 11
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
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 80
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
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 60
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-4 Ralph Hall R 22
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-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 22
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 78
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 11
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
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 33
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 67
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 11
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 11
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 11
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 78
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 67
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-4 Doc Hastings R 11
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 89
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
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 67
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 40
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 33
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 56
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0
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
Brian Baird 100
Richard Hugh Baker 11
J. Gresham Barrett 11
Roscoe Bartlett 89
Charlie Bass 78
Max Baucus 60
Evan Bayh 60
Bob Beauprez 11
Bob Bennett 0
Shelley Berkley 56
Howard Berman 78
Marion Berry 11
Judy Biggert 67
Michael Bilirakis 67
Jeff Bingaman 40
Sherwood Boehlert 78
Kit Bond 0
Henry Bonilla 11
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11
Mary Bono Mack 33
Leonard Boswell 44
Rick Boucher 67
Allen Boyd, Jr. 11
Henry Brown, Jr. 11
Ginny Brown-Waite 44
Jim Bunning 0
Conrad Burns 0
Dan Burton 22
Steve Buyer 11
Robert Byrd 40
Chris Cannon 11
Dennis Cardoza 33
Julia Carson 78
Edward Case 78
Mike Castle 78
Ben Chandler III N/A
Chris Chocola 11
Hillary Clinton 100
Norm Coleman 40
Kent Conrad 80
Jon Corzine 80
Jerry Costello 89
Christopher Cox 11
Larry Craig 0
Robert Cramer 22
Barbara Cubin 0
Randall Cunningham 11
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
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11
Norm Dicks 89
Chris Dodd 100
Elizabeth Dole 40
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0
John Doolittle 11
Byron Dorgan 60
David Dreier 11
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
Tom Feeney 22
Russ Feingold 80
Michael Ferguson 78
Bob Filner 100
Mark Foley 33
Harold Ford, Jr. 89
Vito Fossella, Jr. 33
Barney Frank 100
William Frist 0
Elton Gallegly 78
Jim Gibbons 33
Wayne Gilchrest 44
Paul Gillmor 11
Charlie Gonzalez 67
Virgil Goode, Jr. 22
Bart Gordon 44
Mark Green 78
Judd Gregg 0
Gilbert Gutknecht 11
Jane Harman 78
Katherine Harris 11
Melissa Hart 11
Robert Hayes 11
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 22
Joel Hefley 33
Wally Herger, Jr. 11
Maurice Hinchey 78
David Lee Hobson 11
Pete Hoekstra 22
Thomas Holden 44
Darlene Hooley 78
John Nathan Hostettler 22
Kenny Hulshof 22
Duncan Hunter 22
Kay Hutchison 0
Henry Hyde 22
Daniel Inouye 60
Ernest Istook, Jr. 11
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 89
William Jefferson 22
James Merrill Jeffords 80
William Lewis Jenkins 11
Nancy Johnson 78
Tim Johnson 44
Paul Kanjorski 44
Ric Keller 11
Sue Kelly 67
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100
Mark Kennedy 22
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 89
Carolyn Kilpatrick 89
Joseph Knollenberg 11
Herb Kohl 80
James Kolbe 44
Dennis Kucinich 100
Jon Kyl 20
Ray LaHood 11
Tom Lantos 100
Steve LaTourette 56
Frank Lautenberg 100
James Leach 78
Jerry Lewis 11
Ron Lewis 22
Joe Lieberman 100
Blanche Lincoln 40
John Linder 56
Trent Lott, Sr. 0
Dick Lugar 20
Don Manzullo 11
Jim Marshall 44
Thaddeus McCotter 22
James McCrery III 22
John McHugh 22
Michael McNulty 89
Martin Meehan 100
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 56
Juanita Millender-McDonald 44
Brad Miller 89
Alan Mollohan 22
Dennis Moore 78
Jack Murtha 33
Marilyn Musgrave 11
Sue Myrick 11
Ben Nelson 60
Robert William Ney 33
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
Major Owens 78
Michael Oxley 22
Ron Paul 11
Donald Payne 78
John Peterson 11
Charles Pickering, Jr. 22
Todd Platts 67
Richard Pombo 11
Earl Pomeroy 56
Jon Porter, Sr. 33
Deborah Pryce 44
George Radanovich 11
James Ramstad 78
Ralph Regula 44
Denny Rehberg 11
Richard Renzi 22
Silvestre Reyes 22
Thomas Reynolds 22
Mike Ross 11
Steve Rothman 100
Jim Ryun 11
Martin Olav Sabo 78
Rick Santorum 40
Paul Sarbanes 100
Jim Saxton 67
John Shadegg 22
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 56
Christopher Shays 100
Donald Sherwood 11
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100
Ike Skelton 11
Gordon Smith 40
Olympia Snowe 80
Vic Snyder 78
Hilda Solis 100
Mark Souder 11
Arlen Specter 80
John Spratt, Jr. 67
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 33
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
Charles Taylor 11
Gene Taylor 44
Craig Thomas 0
William Thomas 11
Todd Tiahrt 11
Ed Towns 100
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 78
George Voinovich 0
James Walsh 22
Zach Wamp 22
John Warner 40
Diane Watson 67
Mel Watt 67
Anthony Weiner 100
W. Curtis Weldon 56
Gerald Weller 56
Robert Wexler 100
Heather Wilson 22
Lynn Woolsey 100
David Wu 100
Albert Wynn 89
Bill Young 22

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