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Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2005-2006 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Thomas Allen 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Charlie Bass 100%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Judy Biggert 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer 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%
Julia Carson 100%
Mike Castle 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II 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%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis 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%
Norm Dicks 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel 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%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Michael Ferguson 100%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 100%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Sue Kelly 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 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%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
Jim Saxton 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
W. Curtis Weldon 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Rob Andrews 85%
Howard Berman 85%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 85%
Mary Bono Mack 85%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85%
WV U.S. House 2 Shelley Capito Republican 85%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 85%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 85%
Russ Carnahan 85%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
Jerry Costello 85%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 85%
Thomas Davis III 85%
Bill Delahunt 85%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 85%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 85%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 85%
Mark Foley 85%
Barney Frank 85%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 85%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 85%
Darlene Hooley 85%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 85%
Nancy Johnson 85%
Patrick Kennedy 85%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 85%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 85%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 85%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 85%
Brad Miller 85%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 85%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 85%
John Olver 85%
Major Owens 85%
Todd Platts 85%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 85%
Steve Rothman 85%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 85%
Martin Olav Sabo 85%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 85%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 85%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 85%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 85%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 85%
Diane Watson 85%
Gerald Weller 85%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 85%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 85%
Evan Bayh 80%
Robert Byrd 80%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 80%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 80%
Daniel Inouye 80%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 80%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80%
Rick Santorum 80%
Paul Sarbanes 80%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 70%
Brian Baird 70%
Melissa Bean 70%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 70%
Sherwood Boehlert 70%
Henry Brown, Jr. 70%
Dan Burton 70%
Edward Case 70%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 70%
Artur Davis 70%
James Davis 70%
Jo Ann Davis 70%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 70%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 70%
David Dreier 70%
Bob Etheridge 70%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 70%
Elton Gallegly 70%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 70%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 70%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 70%
David Lee Hobson 70%

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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