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Rating Group: Animal Welfare Institute

2015-2016 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 14%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Dan Sullivan Republican 0%
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 1 Bradley Byrne Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 2 Martha Roby Republican 6%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 6%
AL U.S. House 6 Gary Palmer Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 50%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 0%
AR U.S. Senate Jr Tom Cotton Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 2 French Hill Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR U.S. House 4 Bruce Westerman Republican 0%
AS U.S. House Delegate Aumua Amata Radewagen Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 2 Martha McSally Republican 31%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 6 David Schweikert Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ruben Gallego Democratic 81%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 13%
AZ U.S. House 9 Kyrsten Sinema Democratic 69%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House 1 Doug LaMalfa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 4 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 7 Ami Bera Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 8 Paul Cook Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 11 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 15 Eric Swalwell Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 31%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 21 David Valadao Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 25 Steve Knight Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 31 Pete Aguilar Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 33 Ted Lieu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 35 Norma Torres Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 36 Raul Ruiz Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 41 Mark Takano Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House 45 Mimi Walters Republican 13%
CA U.S. House 47 Alan Lowenthal Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 50 Duncan Hunter Republican 6%
CA U.S. House 51 Juan Vargas Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 52 Scott Peters Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 94%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 44%
CA Supervisor 4 Janice Hahn 69%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 29%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 56%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 3 Scott Tipton Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 4 Ken Buck Republican 6%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 6%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 31%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 69%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 86%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 71%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 81%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 75%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 5 Elizabeth Esty Democratic 88%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 57%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 71%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 63%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 29%
FL U.S. Senate Jr Marco Rubio Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 3 Ted Yoho Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 6 Ron DeSantis Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 8 Bill Posey Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 11 Daniel Webster Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House 15 Dennis Ross Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 69%
FL U.S. House 17 Tom Rooney Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL U.S. House 21 Lois Frankel Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 75%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 13%
FL U.S. House 26 Carlos Curbelo Republican 50%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 44%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr David Perdue Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 1 Buddy Carter Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 25%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 75%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 69%
GA U.S. House 7 Rob Woodall Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 8 Austin Scott Republican 6%
GA U.S. House 9 Doug Collins Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 10 Jody Hice Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 11 Barry Loudermilk Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 12 Rick Allen Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 56%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
GU U.S. House Delegate Madeleine Bordallo Democratic 75%
HI U.S. Senate Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 86%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 57%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 13%
HI U.S. House 2 Tulsi Gabbard Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Joni Ernst Republican 0%
IA U.S. House 1 Rod Blum Republican 6%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 75%
IA U.S. House 3 David Young Republican 6%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 6%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Jr James Risch Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 1 Raúl Labrador Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 6%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 71%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 44%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 13%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 69%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 11 Bill Foster Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 12 Michael Bost Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 13 Rodney Davis Republican 13%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 6%
IL U.S. House 16 Adam Kinzinger Republican 6%
IL U.S. House 17 Cheri Bustos Democratic 63%
IL U.S. House 18 Darin LaHood Republican 6%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 29%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Todd Young Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 63%
IN U.S. House 2 Jackie Walorski Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 4 Todd Rokita Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 5 Susan Brooks Republican 0%
IN U.S. House 6 Luke Messer Republican 6%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 69%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 0%
KS U.S. House 2 Lynn Jenkins Republican 13%
KS U.S. House 3 Kevin Yoder Republican 19%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 James Comer, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 75%
KY U.S. House 4 Thomas Massie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 6 Andy Barr Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 1 Steve Scalise Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 56%
LA U.S. House 5 Ralph Abraham Republican 6%
LA U.S. House 6 Garret Graves Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 86%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 81%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 94%
MA U.S. House 4 Joe Kennedy III Democratic 81%
MA U.S. House 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 Seth Moulton Democratic 69%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating 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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