Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2007 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 25
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0
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 0
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 34
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 17
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 25
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 34
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 25
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 67
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 34
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 50
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 83
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100+
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 83
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 17
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 83
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 17
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 17
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 34
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 17
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 83
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 67
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 34
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 83
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 67
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 67
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 100
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 17
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 34
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 67
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 83
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 34
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 17
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 67
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 83
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100+
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 17
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 67
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 67
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 34
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 50
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 50
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 67
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 67
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 83
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 34
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 67
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 17
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 25
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 17
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 17
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 67
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 17
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 17
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 17
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 67
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 34
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 83
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 75
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 67
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 67
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 17
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 17
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 100
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 34
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 100
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 83
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 50
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 50
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 83
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 34
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50
IN Governor Mike Pence R 17
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 25
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 17
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 83
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 75
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 75
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 17
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 83
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 83
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 75
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 50
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 83
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 83
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 50
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100
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 67
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100+
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 75
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 17
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 67
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 17
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 67
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 83
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 17
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 17
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100+
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 25
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 50
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 34
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 83
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 17
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 17
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 75
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 83
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 50
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 17
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 0
NA President Barack Obama II D 75
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 75
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 25
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100+
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 25
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 50
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 83
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 83
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 17
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 17
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 34
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 17
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 17
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 17
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 100
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100+
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 17
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100+
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 83
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 83
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 50
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 17
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 34
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 67
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 83
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 34
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 83
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 83
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 100
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 67
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 83
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100+
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 83
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 83
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100+
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 67
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 17
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 34
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 34
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 83
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 17
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 17
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 75
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 17
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100+
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100+
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 50
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 83
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 83
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 83
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100+
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 34
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 67
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 34
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100+
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 75
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 25
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 83
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 34
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 50
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 34
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 17
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100+
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 0
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 34
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 17
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 83
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 17
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 17
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 17
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 17
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 83
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 17
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 34
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 34
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 17
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 67
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 83
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 17
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 17
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 67
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 17
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 17
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 50
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 34
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 17
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100+
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 67
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 75
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 75
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 83
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 25
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100+
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 17
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 17
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 83
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 83
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 67
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100+
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 17
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 17
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 17
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 25
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 34
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 17
Rodney Alexander 17
Wayne Allard 50
Thomas Allen 83
Jason Altmire 67
Rob Andrews 83
Michael Arcuri 100
Joe Baca, Sr. 34
Brian Baird 67
J. Gresham Barrett 50
Roscoe Bartlett 100
Max Baucus 0
Evan Bayh 75
Melissa Bean 67
Bob Bennett 50
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 100
Marion Berry 34
Judy Biggert 100
Brian Bilbray 50
Jeff Bingaman 25
Kit Bond 0
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17
Mary Bono Mack 100
Dan Boren 0
Leonard Boswell 17
Rick Boucher 83
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17
Nancy Boyda 34
Henry Brown, Jr. 50
Ginny Brown-Waite 17
Jim Bunning 0
Dan Burton 67
Steve Buyer 17
Robert Byrd 75
Chris Cannon 0
Dennis Cardoza 0
Russ Carnahan 67
Christopher Carney 34
Mike Castle 100
Ben Chandler III 83
Hillary Clinton 75
Norm Coleman 50
Kent Conrad 25
Jerry Costello 34
Larry Craig 0
Robert Cramer 17
Barbara Cubin 34
Artur Davis 34
David Davis 0
Geoff Davis 50
Lincoln Davis 34
Thomas Davis III 67
Bill Delahunt 83
James DeMint 0
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67
Norm Dicks 100
Chris Dodd 100
Elizabeth Dole 75
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0
John Doolittle 0
Byron Dorgan 0
Thelma Drake 17
David Dreier 34
Chet Edwards 34
Vern Ehlers 67
Brad Ellsworth 17
Jo Ann Emerson 17
Philip English 67
John Ensign 100
Bob Etheridge 50
Terry Everett 50
Tom Feeney 0
Russ Feingold 75
Michael Ferguson 100+
Bob Filner 83
Vito Fossella, Jr. 34
Barney Frank 83
Elton Gallegly 100
Gabrielle Giffords 67
Wayne Gilchrest 67
Charlie Gonzalez 83
Virgil Goode, Jr. 34
Bart Gordon 50
Judd Gregg 25
John Hall 100
Phil Hare 83
Jane Harman 67
Robert Hayes 17
Wally Herger, Jr. 17
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50
Baron Hill 50
Maurice Hinchey 100+
David Lee Hobson 34
Paul Hodes 83
Pete Hoekstra 17
Thomas Holden 34
Darlene Hooley 83
Kenny Hulshof 17
Duncan Hunter 17
Kay Hutchison 0
Bob Inglis, Sr. 34
Daniel Inouye 25
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83
William Jefferson 50
Tim Johnson 34
Steve Kagen 34
Paul Kanjorski 17
Ric Keller 50
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67
Ron Klein 83
Joseph Knollenberg 17
Herb Kohl 75
Dennis Kucinich 100
John Kuhl, Jr. 34
Jon Kyl 25
Ray LaHood 17
Nicholas Lampson 0
Steve LaTourette 83
Frank Lautenberg 100
Jerry Lewis 34
Ron Lewis 0
Joe Lieberman 75
Blanche Lincoln 0
John Linder 50
Dick Lugar 50
Dan Lungren 17
Connie Mack IV 0
Tim Mahoney 17
Don Manzullo 17
Jim Marshall 17
Melquiades Martinez 0
Thaddeus McCotter 83
James McCrery III 34
John McHugh 50
Michael McNulty 83
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 34
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 34
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 100
Alan Mollohan 50
Dennis Moore 83
Patrick Murphy 83
Jack Murtha 67
Marilyn Musgrave 17
Sue Myrick 50
Ben Nelson 0
Jim Oberstar 34
Dave Obey 50
John Olver 100
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 34
Ron Paul 0
Donald Payne 67
John Peterson 0
Charles Pickering, Jr. 17
Todd Platts 100
Earl Pomeroy 17
Jon Porter, Sr. 67
Deborah Pryce 67
George Radanovich 17
James Ramstad 83
Ralph Regula 17
Denny Rehberg 17
Richard Renzi 17
Silvestre Reyes 50
Thomas Reynolds 34
Ciro Rodriguez 34
Mike Ross 50
Steve Rothman 83
Ken Salazar 25
William Sali 0
Jim Saxton 67
Jean Schmidt 34
Joe Sestak, Jr. 67
John Shadegg 17
Christopher Shays 100+
Heath Shuler 50
Ike Skelton 34
Gordon Smith 25
Olympia Snowe 100
Vic Snyder 67
Hilda Solis 67
Mark Souder 0
Zack Space 17
Arlen Specter 100
John Spratt, Jr. 67
Pete Stark 100
Cliff Stearns 0
Ted Stevens 50
Bart Stupak 34
John Sullivan 0
John Sununu 0
Betty Sutton 100+
Tom Tancredo 34
John Tanner 34
Ellen Tauscher 100
Gene Taylor 50
Todd Tiahrt 17
Ed Towns 83
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 67
George Voinovich 0
James Walsh 17
Zach Wamp 17
John Warner 50
Diane Watson 67
Mel Watt 50
Jim Webb, Jr. 0
Anthony Weiner 100
David Weldon 17
Gerald Weller 67
Robert Wexler 83
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 50
Heather Wilson 34
Lynn Woolsey 83
David Wu 83
Albert Wynn 100
Bill Young 67

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