Rating Group: Humane Society Legislative Fund

2007 Positions on Animal Protection

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 25%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 34%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 34%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 25%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 34%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 50%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 83%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 83%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 17%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 17%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 17%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 83%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 67%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 34%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 83%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 67%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 67%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 17%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 34%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 67%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 67%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 83%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 34%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 67%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 83%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 25%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 50%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 50%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 50%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 67%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 67%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 83%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 34%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 67%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 17%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 67%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 67%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 34%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 67%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 17%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 34%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 83%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 50%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 50%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 83%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 34%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 50%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 25%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 17%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 83%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 50%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 83%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 50%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 83%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 83%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 50%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 75%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 67%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 17%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 83%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 25%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 50%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 83%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 17%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 75%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 83%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 17%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 50%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 0%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 17%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 17%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 25%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 50%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 83%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 83%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 17%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 17%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 17%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 83%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 83%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 50%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 17%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 34%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 75%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 67%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 83%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 34%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 83%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 83%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 67%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 83%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 83%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 67%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 17%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 34%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 34%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 83%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 17%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 17%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 75%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 17%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 50%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 83%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 34%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 34%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 75%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 25%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 83%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 34%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 34%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 50%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 17%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 17%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 83%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 17%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 17%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 17%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 83%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 17%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 34%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 34%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 17%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 67%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 83%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 17%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 17%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 67%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 17%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 50%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 17%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 75%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 75%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 83%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 50%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 17%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 83%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 67%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 17%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 17%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 34%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 83%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 17%
Rodney Alexander 17%
Wayne Allard 50%
Thomas Allen 83%
Jason Altmire 67%
Rob Andrews 83%
Michael Arcuri 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 34%
Michele Bachmann 17%
Spencer Bachus 17%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 0%
Brian Baird 67%
J. Gresham Barrett 50%
John Barrow 17%
Roscoe Bartlett 100%
Max Baucus 0%
Evan Bayh 75%
Melissa Bean 67%
Bob Bennett 50%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 34%
Joe Biden, Jr. 75%
Judy Biggert 100%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Jeff Bingaman 25%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17%
Mary Bono Mack 100%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 17%
Rick Boucher 83%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 17%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 17%
Nancy Boyda 34%
Bruce Braley 67%
Corrine Brown 67%
Henry Brown, Jr. 50%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 67%
Steve Buyer 17%
Robert Byrd 75%
Dave Camp 17%
John Campbell III 100%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 0%
Russ Carnahan 67%
Christopher Carney 34%
Mike Castle 100%
Saxby Chambliss 25%
Ben Chandler III 83%
Hillary Clinton 75%
Howard Coble 17%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 50%
Kent Conrad 25%
Jerry Costello 34%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 17%
Ander Crenshaw 67%
Barbara Cubin 34%
Artur Davis 34%
David Davis 0%
Geoff Davis 50%
Lincoln Davis 34%
Thomas Davis III 67%
Bill Delahunt 83%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 67%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 17%
Chris Dodd 100%
Elizabeth Dole 75%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 0%
Thelma Drake 17%
David Dreier 34%
Chet Edwards 34%
Vern Ehlers 67%
Brad Ellsworth 17%
Jo Ann Emerson 17%
Philip English 67%
John Ensign 100%
Bob Etheridge 50%
Terry Everett 50%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 83%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 75%
Michael Ferguson 100%
Bob Filner 83%
Randy Forbes 34%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 34%
Barney Frank 83%
Elton Gallegly 100%
Scott Garrett 17%
Jim Gerlach 100%
Gabrielle Giffords 67%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Phil Gingrey 17%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 34%
Bart Gordon 50%
Judd Gregg 25%
Charles Hagel 25%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 34%
Phil Hare 83%
Tom Harkin 75%
Jane Harman 67%
Doc Hastings 17%
Robert Hayes 17%
Wally Herger, Jr. 17%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 50%
Baron Hill 50%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 17%
David Lee Hobson 34%
Paul Hodes 83%
Pete Hoekstra 17%
Thomas Holden 34%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 83%
Darlene Hooley 83%
Kenny Hulshof 17%
Duncan Hunter 17%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 34%
Daniel Inouye 25%
Steve Israel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83%
William Jefferson 50%
Tim Johnson 34%
Timothy Johnson 50%
Steve Kagen 34%
Paul Kanjorski 17%
Richard Keller 50%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 67%
Jack Kingston 17%
Mark Kirk 100%
Ron Klein 83%
John Kline 34%
Joseph Knollenberg 17%
Herb Kohl 75%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 34%
Jon Kyl 25%
Ray LaHood 17%
Nicholas Lampson 0%
Mary Landrieu 75%
Tom Latham 17%
Steve LaTourette 83%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 34%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 0%
John Linder 50%
Dick Lugar 50%
Dan Lungren 17%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Tim Mahoney 17%
Don Manzullo 17%
Jim Marshall 17%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Jim Matheson 17%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 83%
James McCrery III 34%
Jim McDermott 83%
John McHugh 50%
Mike McIntyre 34%
Buck McKeon 34%
Michael McNulty 83%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 34%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 34%
John Mica 34%
Mike Michaud 67%
Barbara Mikulski 75%
Candice Miller 17%
Gary Miller 17%
George Miller 100%
Jeff Miller 17%
Brad Miller 100%
Harry Mitchell 100%
Alan Mollohan 50%
Dennis Moore 83%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 83%
Jack Murtha 67%
Marilyn Musgrave 17%
Sue Myrick 50%
Ben Nelson 0%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
Barack Obama II 75%
Jim Oberstar 34%
Dave Obey 50%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 34%
Ed Pastor 67%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 67%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 17%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 17%
Joe Pitts 67%
Todd Platts 100%
Earl Pomeroy 17%
Jon Porter, Sr. 67%
Deborah Pryce 67%
Mark Pryor 25%
Adam Putnam 17%
George Radanovich 17%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 83%
Charlie Rangel 100%
Ralph Regula 17%
Denny Rehberg 17%
Harry Reid 0%
Richard Renzi 17%
Silvestre Reyes 50%
Thomas Reynolds 34%
Jay Rockefeller IV 25%
Ciro Rodriguez 34%
Mike Rogers 67%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 83%
John Salazar 17%
Ken Salazar 25%
William Sali 0%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
Jim Saxton 67%
Jean Schmidt 34%
Allyson Schwartz 83%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 67%
John Shadegg 17%
Christopher Shays 100%
Heath Shuler 50%
Ike Skelton 34%
Gordon Smith 25%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 67%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 17%
Arlen Specter 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 50%
Bart Stupak 34%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 0%
Betty Sutton 100%
Tom Tancredo 34%
John Tanner 34%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 50%
Lee Terry 17%
Todd Tiahrt 17%
John Tierney 83%
Ed Towns 83%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 67%
Mark Udall 67%
David Vitter 75%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 17%
Zach Wamp 17%
John Warner 50%
Diane Watson 67%
Mel Watt 50%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 17%
Gerald Weller 67%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Robert Wexler 83%
Ed Whitfield 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 50%
Heather Wilson 34%
Frank Wolf 67%
Lynn Woolsey 83%
David Wu 83%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 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.

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