Rating Group: Humane Society Legislative Fund

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%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr 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-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-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-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 83%
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-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%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 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%
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 Jeff 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%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
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-13 David Scott D 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 34%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 67%
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 Gutiérrez 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 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-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%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 75%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 67%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 17%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 83%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 17%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 25%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 50%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 34%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 83%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 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 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-10 Patrick McHenry R 17%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 17%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
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%
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-2 Pete King R 83%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel 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-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. 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-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle 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 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-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%
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%
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-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%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 34%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 83%
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%
Michele Bachmann 17%
Spencer Bachus 17%
Brian Baird 67%
J. Gresham Barrett 50%
John Barrow 17%
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%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 0%
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%
Bruce Braley 67%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 67%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 75%
Dave Camp 17%
John Campbell III 100%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 67%
Christopher Carney 34%
Mike Castle 100%
Saxby Chambliss 25%
Ben Chandler III 83%
Hillary Clinton 75%
Howard Coble 17%
Thomas Coburn 0%
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%
John Dingell 17%
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%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 83%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 75%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 83%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 34%
Barney Frank 83%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Phil Gingrey 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 34%
Bart Gordon 50%
Judd Gregg 25%
Charles Hagel 25%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 34%
Phil Hare 83%
Tom Harkin 75%
Jane Harman 67%
Doc Hastings 17%
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%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
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%
Timothy Johnson 50%
Steve Kagen 34%
Paul Kanjorski 17%
Richard Keller 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67%
Jack Kingston 17%
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%
Mary Landrieu 75%
Tom Latham 17%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 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%
Jim Matheson 17%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 83%
James McCrery III 34%
John McHugh 50%
Mike McIntyre 34%
Buck McKeon 34%
Michael McNulty 83%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 34%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 34%
Mike Michaud 67%
Gary Miller 17%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 100%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 83%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
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%
Ed Pastor 67%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 67%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 17%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 17%
Todd Platts 100%
Earl Pomeroy 17%
Jon Porter, Sr. 67%
Deborah Pryce 67%
Mark Pryor 25%
Adam Putnam 17%
George Radanovich 17%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 83%
Ralph Regula 17%
Denny Rehberg 17%
Richard Renzi 17%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 34%
Jay Rockefeller IV 25%
Ciro Rodriguez 34%
Mike Rogers 67%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 83%
John Salazar 17%
Ken Salazar 25%
William Sali 0%
Jim Saxton 67%
Jean Schmidt 34%
Allyson Schwartz 83%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 67%
John Shadegg 17%
Christopher Shays 100%
Carol Shea-Porter 100%
Heath Shuler 50%
Ike Skelton 34%
Gordon Smith 25%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 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%
Lee Terry 17%
Todd Tiahrt 17%
John Tierney 83%
Ed Towns 83%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 67%
Mark Udall 67%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 17%
Zach Wamp 17%
John Warner 50%
Diane Watson 67%
Mel Watt 50%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 17%
Gerald Weller 67%
Robert Wexler 83%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 50%
Heather Wilson 34%
Frank Wolf 67%
Lynn Woolsey 83%
David Wu 83%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 67%

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