Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2005 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 50%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 34%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 20%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 40%
George Allen 40%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 34%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 17%
Brian Baird 83%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 83%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 17%
Charlie Bass 83%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 34%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 17%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 60%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 50%
Jeff Bingaman 20%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 34%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 50%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 17%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 17%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 17%
Rick Boucher 34%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 0%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 34%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 83%
Henry Brown, Jr. 67%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 34%
Jim Bunning 20%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 34%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 20%
Dan Burton 34%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 34%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 60%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 67%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 83%
Dennis Cardoza 34%
Russ Carnahan 67%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 20%
Julia Carson 83%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 17%
Edward Case 50%
Mike Castle 83%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 50%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 20%
Ben Chandler III 17%
Chris Chocola 17%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 83%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 67%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 20%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
Norm Coleman 40%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
Kent Conrad 20%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 17%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 0%
Jerry Costello 83%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 34%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 17%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Artur Davis 34%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 83%
Geoff Davis 34%
James Davis 67%
Jo Ann Davis 34%
Lincoln Davis 17%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
Thomas Davis III 67%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 60%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 17%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 67%
Bill Delahunt 67%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 20%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 34%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 100%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 34%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 34%
Norm Dicks 100%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 0%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 67%
Elizabeth Dole 80%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 20%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 34%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Chet Edwards 17%
Vern Ehlers 50%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 83%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Lane Evans 83%
Terry Everett 67%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 83%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 60%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 83%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
Mark Foley 50%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 50%
Harold Ford, Jr. 50%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 34%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 34%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 83%
William Frist 20%
Elton Gallegly 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100%
Jim Gibbons 34%
Wayne Gilchrest 34%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 34%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
Bart Gordon 34%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 34%
Mark Green 83%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 67%
Judd Gregg 40%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 17%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 40%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 34%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 40%
Jane Harman 34%
Katherine Harris 50%
Melissa Hart 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 34%
Joel Hefley 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 34%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 67%
Maurice Hinchey 83%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
David Lee Hobson 50%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 34%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 83%
Darlene Hooley 83%
John Nathan Hostettler 50%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 34%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 17%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Henry Hyde 50%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 34%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 20%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 67%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 50%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 50%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 34%
William Jefferson 34%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 17%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
Nancy Johnson 67%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Tim Johnson 34%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 40%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
Paul Kanjorski 34%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 83%
Ric Keller 50%
Sue Kelly 67%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 50%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 34%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 83%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 83%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 17%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 17%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 34%
Jon Kyl 60%
Ray LaHood 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 40%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 67%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 83%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
Steve LaTourette 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 50%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 67%
Jerry Lewis 17%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 83%
Ron Lewis 17%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 34%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 50%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 20%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 83%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dick Lugar 60%
Dan Lungren 34%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 83%
Connie Mack IV 0%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Jim Marshall 0%
Melquiades Martinez 20%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 0%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 20%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 34%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
Thaddeus McCotter 67%
James McCrery III 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
John McHugh 17%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 17%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 17%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 83%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 50%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 83%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 17%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 83%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 34%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 17%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
Brad Miller 83%
Alan Mollohan 34%
Dennis Moore 100%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 83%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 20%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 34%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 80%
Jack Murtha 34%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 34%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
Ben Nelson 60%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 60%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
Robert William Ney 17%
Anne Northup 17%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 17%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
James Nussle 0%
NA President Barack Obama II D 20%
Jim Oberstar 34%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 83%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 34%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 17%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 83%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 50%
Ron Paul 17%
Donald Payne 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 34%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 50%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 34%
John Peterson 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 17%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 17%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 50%
Todd Platts 83%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 17%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 0%
Jon Porter, Sr. 34%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
Deborah Pryce 67%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 40%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 50%
James Ramstad 50%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 83%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 17%
Denny Rehberg 0%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 17%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 40%
Richard Renzi 50%
Silvestre Reyes 17%
Thomas Reynolds 17%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 20%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 17%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 50%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 17%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 34%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 83%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 67%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 17%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 83%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 67%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 17%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 83%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 83%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 0%
Ken Salazar 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 83%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 83%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 60%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 67%
John Schwarz 50%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 67%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 50%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 17%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 50%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 83%
Christopher Shays 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
Donald Sherwood 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 34%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
Ike Skelton 17%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 50%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 50%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
Gordon Smith 40%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 17%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 67%
Mike Sodrel 0%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 83%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 60%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 20%
Ted Strickland 50%
Bart Stupak 34%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 20%
John Sweeney 67%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 50%
John Tanner 34%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 34%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 17%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 50%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
Todd Tiahrt 17%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 83%
Ed Towns 83%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 50%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 50%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 67%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 34%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 34%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 60%
George Voinovich 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
James Walsh 0%
Zach Wamp 34%
John Warner 40%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 67%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 50%
Diane Watson 83%
Mel Watt 34%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
Anthony Weiner 83%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 83%
Gerald Weller 34%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 83%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 34%
Heather Wilson 17%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 67%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 34%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%

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