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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: The Humane Society of the United States

2007-2008 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 33
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 17
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 17
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 17
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 33
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 25
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 33
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 33
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 33
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 17
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 17
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 58
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 92
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100+
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 42
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 92
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 92
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 83
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100+
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 25
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 8
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100+
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 17
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 8
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 92
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 67
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 75
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 42
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 92
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 50
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 67
CA U.S. House 45 John Campbell III Republican 58
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 83
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 8
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 25
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 75
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 58
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar No Party Affiliation 42
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 83
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 92
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 100
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 50
FL U.S. House 1 Jefferson Miller Republican 8
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 33
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 50
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 33
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 58
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 83
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 92
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 42
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 58
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 25
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 33
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 17
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 17
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 42
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 8
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 17
GA U.S. House 12 John Barrow Democratic 42
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 58
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 17
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 92
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 17
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 67
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 67
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 58
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 50
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 8
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 17
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 42
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 92
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 17
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 25
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100+
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 33
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 83
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 50
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 58
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 8
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 17
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 17
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 33
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 17
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 83
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 75
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 58
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 67
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 67
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 25
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 92
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 92
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 92
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 83
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 83
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 75
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 58
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 75
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100+
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 67
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 25
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 58
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 42
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 42
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 33
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 58
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 25
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 8
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 50
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 67
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 8
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 8
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 17
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100+
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 17
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100+
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 33
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 67
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 67
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 8
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 17
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 50
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 8
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 42
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 17
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 17
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 92
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 8
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 92
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 67
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100+
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 83
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 42
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 33
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 33
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 67
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 58
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 83
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 58
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 50
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 67
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 83
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 92
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 75

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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