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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2007 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100
Michael Arcuri 100
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100
Roscoe Bartlett 100
Shelley Berkley 100
Howard Berman 100
Judy Biggert 100
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100
Mary Bono Mack 100
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 100
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100
Mike Castle 100
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100
Norm Dicks 100
Chris Dodd 100
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
John Ensign 100
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100
Elton Gallegly 100
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 100
John Hall 100
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100
Patrick Kennedy 100
Dale Kildee 100
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100
Dennis Kucinich 100
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100
Frank Lautenberg 100
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch 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
Brad Miller 100
Harry Mitchell 100
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100
John Olver 100
Todd Platts 100
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 100
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100
Olympia Snowe 100
Arlen Specter 100
Pete Stark 100
Ellen Tauscher 100
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100
Anthony Weiner 100
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 100
Albert Wynn 100
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 83
Thomas Allen 83
Rob Andrews 83
Rick Boucher 83
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 83
Ben Chandler III 83
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 83
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 83
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 83
Bill Delahunt 83
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 83
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 83
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83
Bob Filner 83
Barney Frank 83
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 83
Charlie Gonzalez 83
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 83
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 83
Phil Hare 83
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 83
Paul Hodes 83
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 83
Darlene Hooley 83
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 83
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 83
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 83
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 83
Ron Klein 83
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 83
Steve LaTourette 83
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 83
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 83
Thaddeus McCotter 83
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 83
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 83
Michael McNulty 83
Dennis Moore 83
Patrick Murphy 83
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 83
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 83
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83
James Ramstad 83
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 83
Steve Rothman 83
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 83
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 83
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 83
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 83
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 83
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 83
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 83
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 83
Ed Towns 83
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 83
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 83
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 83
Robert Wexler 83
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 83
Lynn Woolsey 83
David Wu 83
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 83
Evan Bayh 75
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75
Robert Byrd 75
Hillary Clinton 75
Elizabeth Dole 75
Russ Feingold 75
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 75
Herb Kohl 75
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 75
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 75
Joe Lieberman 75
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 75
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 75
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 75
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 75
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 75
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 75
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 75
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 75
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 75
Jason Altmire 67
Brian Baird 67
Melissa Bean 67
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 67
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 67
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 67
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 67
Dan Burton 67
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 67
Russ Carnahan 67
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 67
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 67
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 67
Thomas Davis III 67
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 67
Vern Ehlers 67
Philip English 67
Gabrielle Giffords 67
Wayne Gilchrest 67
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 67
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 67
Jane Harman 67
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 67
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 67
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 67
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 67
Jack Murtha 67
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 67
Donald Payne 67
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 67
Jon Porter, Sr. 67
Deborah Pryce 67
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 67
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 67
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 67
Jim Saxton 67
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67
Joe Sestak, Jr. 67
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 67
Vic Snyder 67
Hilda Solis 67
John Spratt, Jr. 67
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 67
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 67

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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