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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Humane Society Legislative Fund

1995-1996 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Donald Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 25%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 75%
CO Commissioner 2 Scott McInnis 25%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 50%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 25%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 50%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 50%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 25%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 25%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 75%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 50%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic 0%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Roger Wicker Republican 25%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 75%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 25%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 75%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 25%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 75%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 50%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 75%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 25%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 25%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 75%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 50%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett 75%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 75%
Gary Ackerman 75%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 0%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 25%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 25%
Spencer Bachus 33%
Henry Scott Baesler 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
William Baker 25%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 25%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Joe Barton 0%
Charlie Bass 0%
Herbert Bateman, Sr. 0%
Max Baucus 75%
Anthony Beilenson 85%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 25%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Howard Berman 75%
Tom Bevill 25%
Joe Biden, Jr. 100%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 75%
Jeff Bingaman 75%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Peter Blute 15%
Sherwood Boehlert 25%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 25%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 75%
Sonny Bono 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 75%
Rick Boucher 0%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bill Bradley 90%
John Breaux 25%
Corrine Brown 25%
George Brown, Jr. 100%
Hank Brown 20%
Sam Brownback 0%
Richard Bryan 75%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 65%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 25%
Robert Byrd 75%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 25%
Thomas Campbell 66%
Mike Castle 50%
John Chafee 75%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 25%
William Clay, Sr. 66%
Eva Clayton 75%
Robert Clement 25%
Dan Coats 50%
Howard Coble 25%
Thomas Coburn 50%
Thad Cochran 0%
William Cohen 70%
Ronald Coleman 55%
Barbara-Rose Collins 85%
Cardiss Collins 75%
Michael Collins 25%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 0%
Kent Conrad 75%
John Conyers, Jr. 100%
Jerry Costello 50%
Paul Coverdell 50%
Christopher Cox 25%
William Coyne 100%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 25%
Alfonse D'Amato 75%
Patsy Ann Danner 25%
Thomas Daschle 75%
Thomas Davis III 50%
Nathan Deal 25%
Eligio de la Garza II 25%
Thomas DeLay 0%
Ronald Dellums 100%
Peter Deutsch 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 25%
John Dingell 25%
Julian Dixon 75%
Chris Dodd 75%
Robert Dole 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 25%
Calvin Dooley 25%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 75%
Robert Dornan 15%
David Dreier 0%
John Duncan, Jr. 50%
Jennifer Dunn 25%
Chet Edwards 0%
Vern Ehlers 33%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Bill Emerson 0%
Philip English 25%
John Ensign 25%
Lane Evans 75%
Terry Everett 0%
Thomas Ewing 0%
Jim Exon 70%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 50%
Sam Farr 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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