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Rating Group: Humane Society Legislative Fund

2007 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office District Name Party Rating
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 75%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75%
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 34%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 67%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 34%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 17%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 75%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 75%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 75%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 25%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 75%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 17%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 0%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 34%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 67%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 75%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 50%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 75%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 25%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 34%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 34%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 17%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 67%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 17%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 34%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 34%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 17%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 34%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 67%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 67%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 34%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 67%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 17%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 67%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 17%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 17%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 34%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 83%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 50%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 50%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 83%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 50%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 17%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 83%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 83%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 67%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 83%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 17%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic 50%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 34%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 83%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 17%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 50%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 83%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 17%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 17%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 17%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 17%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 83%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 83%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 17%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 83%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 34%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 67%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 83%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 67%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 17%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 34%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 34%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 17%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 34%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 67%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 34%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 83%

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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