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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2005 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Judy Biggert 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 100%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 100%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Rick Santorum 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Rob Andrews 83%
Brian Baird 83%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 83%
Charlie Bass 83%
Sherwood Boehlert 83%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 83%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83%
Julia Carson 83%
Mike Castle 83%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
Jerry Costello 83%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
Lane Evans 83%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
Bob Filner 83%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 83%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Mark Green 83%
Maurice Hinchey 83%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 83%
Darlene Hooley 83%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 83%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 83%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 83%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 83%
Martin Meehan 83%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 83%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 83%
Brad Miller 83%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 83%
John Olver 83%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 83%
Todd Platts 83%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 83%
Steve Rothman 83%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
Martin Olav Sabo 83%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 83%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 83%
John Spratt, Jr. 83%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 83%
Ed Towns 83%
Diane Watson 83%
Anthony Weiner 83%
W. Curtis Weldon 83%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Evan Bayh 80%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 80%
Elizabeth Dole 80%
Daniel Inouye 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
Herb Kohl 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
Henry Brown, Jr. 67%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 67%
Russ Carnahan 67%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 67%
James Davis 67%
Thomas Davis III 67%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 67%
Bill Delahunt 67%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 67%
Bob Etheridge 67%
Terry Everett 67%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 67%
Nancy Johnson 67%
Sue Kelly 67%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 67%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 67%
Thaddeus McCotter 67%
Deborah Pryce 67%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 67%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
Vic Snyder 67%
John Sweeney 67%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 67%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
Robert Byrd 60%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 60%
Russ Feingold 60%
Jon Kyl 60%
Dick Lugar 60%
Ben Nelson 60%

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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