Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2007 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Michael Arcuri 100
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100
Roscoe Bartlett 100
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 100
Judy Biggert 100
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100
Mary Bono Mack 100
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 100
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100
Mike Castle 100
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100
Norm Dicks 100
Chris Dodd 100
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100
John Ensign 100
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100
Elton Gallegly 100
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 100
John Hall 100
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 100
Dennis Kucinich 100
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100
Frank Lautenberg 100
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 100
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 100
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100
John Olver 100
Todd Platts 100
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 100
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100
Olympia Snowe 100
Arlen Specter 100
Pete Stark 100
Ellen Tauscher 100
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100
Anthony Weiner 100
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 100
Albert Wynn 100
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 83
Thomas Allen 83
Rob Andrews 83
Rick Boucher 83
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 83
Ben Chandler III 83
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 83
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 83
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 83
Bill Delahunt 83
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 83
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 83
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 83
Bob Filner 83
Barney Frank 83
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 83
Charlie Gonzalez 83
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 83
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 83
Phil Hare 83
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 83
Paul Hodes 83
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 83
Darlene Hooley 83
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 83
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 83
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 83
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 83
Ron Klein 83
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 83
Steve LaTourette 83
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 83
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 83
Thaddeus McCotter 83
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 83
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 83
Michael McNulty 83
Dennis Moore 83
Patrick Murphy 83
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 83
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 83
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 83
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 83
James Ramstad 83
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 83
Steve Rothman 83
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 83
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 83
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 83
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 83
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 83
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 83
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 83
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 83
Ed Towns 83
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 83
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 83
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 83
Robert Wexler 83
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 83
Lynn Woolsey 83
David Wu 83
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 83
Evan Bayh 75
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 75
Robert Byrd 75
Hillary Clinton 75
Elizabeth Dole 75
Russ Feingold 75
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 75
Herb Kohl 75
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 75
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 75
Joe Lieberman 75
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 75
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 75
NA President Barack Obama II D 75
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 75
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 75
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 75
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 75
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 75
Jason Altmire 67
Brian Baird 67
Melissa Bean 67
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 67
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 67
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 67
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 67
Dan Burton 67
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 67
Russ Carnahan 67
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 67
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 67
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 67
Thomas Davis III 67
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 67
Vern Ehlers 67
Philip English 67
Gabrielle Giffords 67
Wayne Gilchrest 67
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 67
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 67
Jane Harman 67
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 67
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 67
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 67
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 67
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 67
Jack Murtha 67
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 67
Donald Payne 67
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 67
Jon Porter, Sr. 67
Deborah Pryce 67
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 67
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 67
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 67
Jim Saxton 67
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 67
Joe Sestak, Jr. 67
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 67
Vic Snyder 67
Hilda Solis 67
John Spratt, Jr. 67
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 67
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 67
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 67
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 67
Diane Watson 67
Gerald Weller 67
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 67
Bill Young 67
Wayne Allard 50
J. Gresham Barrett 50
Bob Bennett 50
Brian Bilbray 50
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 50
Henry Brown, Jr. 50
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 50
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 50
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 50
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 50
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50
Norm Coleman 50
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50
Geoff Davis 50
Bob Etheridge 50
Terry Everett 50
Bart Gordon 50
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50
Baron Hill 50
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 50
William Jefferson 50
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 50
Ric Keller 50
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50
John Linder 50
Dick Lugar 50
John McHugh 50
Alan Mollohan 50
Sue Myrick 50
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50
Dave Obey 50
Silvestre Reyes 50
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 50
Mike Ross 50
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 50
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50
Heath Shuler 50
Ted Stevens 50
Gene Taylor 50
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 50
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 50
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 50
John Warner 50
Mel Watt 50
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 50
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 34
Joe Baca, Sr. 34
Marion Berry 34
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 34
Nancy Boyda 34
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 34
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 34
Christopher Carney 34
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 34
Jerry Costello 34
Barbara Cubin 34
Artur Davis 34
Lincoln Davis 34
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 34
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 34
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 34
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 34
David Dreier 34
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 34
Chet Edwards 34
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 34
Vito Fossella, Jr. 34
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 34
Virgil Goode, Jr. 34
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 34
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 34
David Lee Hobson 34
Thomas Holden 34
Bob Inglis, Sr. 34
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 34
Tim Johnson 34
Steve Kagen 34
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 34
John Kuhl, Jr. 34
Jerry Lewis 34
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 34
James McCrery III 34
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 34
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 34
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 34
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 34
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 34
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 34
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 34
Jim Oberstar 34
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 34
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 34
Thomas Reynolds 34
Ciro Rodriguez 34
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 34
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 34
Jean Schmidt 34
Ike Skelton 34
Bart Stupak 34
Tom Tancredo 34
John Tanner 34
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 34
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 34
Heather Wilson 34
Jeff Bingaman 25
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 25
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 25
Kent Conrad 25
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 25
Judd Gregg 25
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 25
Daniel Inouye 25
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 25
Jon Kyl 25
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 25
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 25
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 25
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 25
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 25
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 25
Ken Salazar 25
Gordon Smith 25
Todd Akin 17
Rodney Alexander 17
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 17
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 17
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 17
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 17
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 17
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 17
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17
Leonard Boswell 17
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 17
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17
Ginny Brown-Waite 17
Steve Buyer 17
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 17
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 17
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 17
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 17
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 17
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 17
Robert Cramer 17
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 17
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 17
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 17
Thelma Drake 17
Brad Ellsworth 17
Jo Ann Emerson 17
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 17
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 17
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 17
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 17
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 17
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 17
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 17
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 17
Robert Hayes 17
Wally Herger, Jr. 17
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 17
Pete Hoekstra 17
Kenny Hulshof 17
Duncan Hunter 17
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 17
Paul Kanjorski 17
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 17
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 17
Joseph Knollenberg 17
Ray LaHood 17
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 17
Dan Lungren 17
Tim Mahoney 17
Don Manzullo 17
Jim Marshall 17
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 17
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 17
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 17
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 17
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 17
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 17
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 17
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 17
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 17
Marilyn Musgrave 17
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 17
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 17
IN Governor Mike Pence R 17
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 17
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 17
Charles Pickering, Jr. 17
Earl Pomeroy 17
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 17
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 17
George Radanovich 17
Ralph Regula 17
Denny Rehberg 17
Richard Renzi 17
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 17
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 17
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 17
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 17
John Shadegg 17
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 17
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 17
Zack Space 17
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 17
Todd Tiahrt 17
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 17
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 17
James Walsh 17
Zach Wamp 17
David Weldon 17
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 17
Gary Ackerman 100+
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0
Max Baucus 0
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100+
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0
Kit Bond 0
Dan Boren 0
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100+
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100+
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0
Jim Bunning 0
Chris Cannon 0
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100+
Dennis Cardoza 0
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 0
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100+
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100+
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100+
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0
Larry Craig 0
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0
David Davis 0
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100+
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100+
James DeMint 0
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0
John Doolittle 0
Byron Dorgan 0
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100+
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0
Tom Feeney 0
Michael Ferguson 100+
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100+
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0
Maurice Hinchey 100+
Kay Hutchison 0
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100+
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100+
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100+
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0
Nicholas Lampson 0
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100+
Ron Lewis 0
Blanche Lincoln 0
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 100+
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100+
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0
Connie Mack IV 0
Melquiades Martinez 0
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100+
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100+
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 100+
Ben Nelson 0
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100+
Ron Paul 0
John Peterson 0
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100+
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 0
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0
William Sali 0
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100+
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0
Christopher Shays 100+
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100+
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100+
Mark Souder 0
Cliff Stearns 0
John Sullivan 0
John Sununu 0
Betty Sutton 100+
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 0
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 0
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100+
George Voinovich 0
Jim Webb, Jr. 0
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0

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