Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2005-2006 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 20%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 14%
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 14%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 56%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 28%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 40%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 42%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 40%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 42%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 42%
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 85%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 56%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 28%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 70%
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 14%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 42%
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 28%
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 70%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 56%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 56%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 70%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 56%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 56%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 85%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 28%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 56%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 70%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 70%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 28%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 70%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 80%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 80%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 14%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 42%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 85%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 42%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 70%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 85%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 56%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 56%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 14%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 20%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 20%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 14%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 42%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 14%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 70%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 42%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 28%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 14%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 85%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 42%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 70%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 60%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 28%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 14%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 14%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 85%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 85%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 85%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 85%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 42%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 85%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 70%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 56%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 20%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 14%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 85%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 42%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 60%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 60%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 14%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 42%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 85%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 85%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 85%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 85%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 85%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 56%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 85%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 85%
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 14%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 70%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 85%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 85%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 28%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 14%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 56%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 42%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 60%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 14%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 85%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 20%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 70%
NA President Barack Obama II D 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 40%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 20%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 42%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 70%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 14%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 28%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 42%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 14%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 28%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 14%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 56%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 14%
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 85%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 85%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 14%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 40%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 80%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 85%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 85%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 70%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 70%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 70%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 70%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 85%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 85%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 85%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 70%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 14%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 70%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 42%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 80%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 14%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 14%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 28%
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 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 100%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 56%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 85%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 70%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 56%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 42%
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 40%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 70%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 40%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 20%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 14%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 28%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 14%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 14%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 70%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 14%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 28%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 14%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 14%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 56%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 28%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 14%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 14%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 14%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 70%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 28%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 28%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 42%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 28%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 85%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 14%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 14%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 85%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 28%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 14%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 70%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 56%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 14%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 85%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 85%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
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 70%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 28%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 28%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 70%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 56%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 85%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 28%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 42%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 85%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 14%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 28%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 0%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 85%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 28%
Rodney Alexander 28%
Wayne Allard 20%
George Allen 40%
Thomas Allen 100%
Rob Andrews 85%
Joe Baca, Sr. 56%
Brian Baird 70%
Richard Hugh Baker 14%
J. Gresham Barrett 42%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Max Baucus 20%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 70%
Bob Beauprez 28%
Bob Bennett 40%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 85%
Marion Berry 14%
Judy Biggert 100%
Michael Bilirakis 42%
Jeff Bingaman 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 70%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 28%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 14%
Mary Bono Mack 85%
Dan Boren 14%
Leonard Boswell 28%
Rick Boucher 42%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 14%
Henry Brown, Jr. 70%
Ginny Brown-Waite 28%
Jim Bunning 20%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 70%
Steve Buyer 14%
Robert Byrd 80%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 14%
Dennis Cardoza 28%
Russ Carnahan 85%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 70%
Mike Castle 100%
Ben Chandler III 42%
Chris Chocola 28%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Norm Coleman 60%
Kent Conrad 20%
Jerry Costello 85%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 56%
Barbara Cubin 42%
Artur Davis 70%
Geoff Davis 56%
James Davis 70%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
Lincoln Davis 28%
Thomas Davis III 85%
Bill Delahunt 85%
James DeMint 40%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 56%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 60%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 20%
Thelma Drake 14%
David Dreier 70%
Chet Edwards 14%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Jo Ann Emerson 28%
Philip English 100%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 70%
Lane Evans 42%
Terry Everett 56%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 60%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 56%
Mark Foley 85%
Harold Ford, Jr. 28%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70%
Barney Frank 85%
William Frist 20%
Elton Gallegly 70%
Jim Gibbons 42%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
Paul Gillmor 42%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 42%
Bart Gordon 42%
Mark Green 42%
Judd Gregg 40%
Gilbert Gutknecht 28%
Jane Harman 56%
Katherine Harris 42%
Melissa Hart 42%
Robert Hayes 14%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 70%
Joel Hefley 28%
Wally Herger, Jr. 28%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 42%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 70%
Pete Hoekstra 42%
Thomas Holden 42%
Darlene Hooley 85%
John Nathan Hostettler 70%
Kenny Hulshof 28%
Duncan Hunter 42%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Henry Hyde 70%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 42%
Daniel Inouye 80%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 85%
William Jefferson 56%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Nancy Johnson 85%
Tim Johnson 56%
Paul Kanjorski 70%
Ric Keller 70%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 56%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 70%
Joseph Knollenberg 28%
Herb Kohl 60%
James Kolbe 14%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 56%
Jon Kyl 40%
Ray LaHood 28%
Tom Lantos 100%
Steve LaTourette 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 70%
Jerry Lewis 28%
Ron Lewis 42%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 70%
Trent Lott, Sr. 40%
Dick Lugar 60%
Dan Lungren 42%
Connie Mack IV 28%
Don Manzullo 28%
Jim Marshall 28%
Melquiades Martinez 40%
Thaddeus McCotter 70%
James McCrery III 14%
John McHugh 42%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 14%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 56%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 14%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 70%
Brad Miller 85%
Alan Mollohan 56%
Dennis Moore 100%
Jack Murtha 42%
Marilyn Musgrave 28%
Sue Myrick 56%
Ben Nelson 40%
Robert William Ney 42%
Anne Northup 42%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 42%
James Nussle 14%
Jim Oberstar 14%
Dave Obey 42%
John Olver 85%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 42%
Thomas William Osborne 28%
Major Owens 85%
Michael Oxley 14%
Ron Paul 14%
Donald Payne 100%
John Peterson 14%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 85%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 28%
Jon Porter, Sr. 56%
Deborah Pryce 56%
George Radanovich 14%
James Ramstad 70%
Ralph Regula 56%
Denny Rehberg 14%
Richard Renzi 56%
Silvestre Reyes 56%
Thomas Reynolds 42%
Mike Ross 14%
Steve Rothman 85%
Jim Ryun 28%
Martin Olav Sabo 85%
Ken Salazar 0%
Rick Santorum 80%
Paul Sarbanes 80%
Jim Saxton 100%
John Schwarz 42%
John Shadegg 14%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 85%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 42%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
Ike Skelton 28%
Gordon Smith 20%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 56%
Mike Sodrel 14%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 28%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 28%
Ted Stevens 60%
Ted Strickland 42%
Bart Stupak 42%
John Sullivan 14%
John Sununu 20%
John Sweeney 70%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 28%
John Tanner 56%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 14%
Gene Taylor 56%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 14%
Todd Tiahrt 14%
Ed Towns 70%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 56%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 56%
Zach Wamp 28%
John Warner 60%
Diane Watson 85%
Mel Watt 56%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 28%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Gerald Weller 85%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 42%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 70%

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