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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
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 25
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 34
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 17
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 25
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 34
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 25
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100+
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 67
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 34
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100+
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 11 George Miller Democratic 100+
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 25 Buck McKeon Republican 34
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100+
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 17
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 83
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100
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 45 John Campbell III Republican 100
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. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 67
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
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 17
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 67
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+
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 25
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson 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
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 17
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 25
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 0
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 17
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 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 17
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 17
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 67
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 34
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 83
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 75
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 67
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 67
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 17
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 17
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 100
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 34
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez 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
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 83
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 34
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 17
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 25
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 17
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0
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. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 75
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 75
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 17
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 83
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 83
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 75
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 50
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+
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100+
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 67
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100+
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 75
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 17
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 67
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 17
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 67
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 83
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 17
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 17
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100+
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 25
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 34
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 83
MN U.S. House 6 Michele Bachmann Republican 17
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 17
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 75
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0
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. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 50
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 17
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 0
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 75
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 75
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 25
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100+
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25
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 6 Howard Coble Republican 17
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 34
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 17
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 17
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 17
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0
NH U.S. House 1 Carol Shea-Porter Democratic 100
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100+
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
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 50
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 17
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
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 83
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100+
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy 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+

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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