Rating Group: American Veterinary Medical Association

2015 Positions on Professional Advocacy

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State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 100%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman Republican 100%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema Independent 100%
AZ U.S. House - 1 David Schweikert Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Ruben Gallego Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 6 Ami Bera Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 8 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 10 Mark DeSaulnier Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 14 Eric Swalwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 David Valadao Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 25 Raul Ruiz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 33 Pete Aguilar Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 36 Ted Lieu Democratic 67%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 39 Mark Takano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 50%
CA U.S. House - 50 Scott Peters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 52 Juan Vargas Democratic 75%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck Republican 100%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 67%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 50%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 50%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Lois Frankel Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 100%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz Democratic 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA State House - 28 David Young Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch Republican 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Duckworth Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 67%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 16 Darin LaHood Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 6 Andy Barr Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Sr Elizabeth Warren Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 5 Katherine Clark Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 6 Seth Moulton Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 50%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Jr Angus King, Jr. Independent 100%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House - 5 Tim Walberg Republican 100%
MI U.S. House - 8 Dan Kildee Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House - 6 Tom Emmer Republican 100%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 100%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 100%
AR U.S. Senate - Sr John Boozman R 100%
AZ U.S. Senate - Sr Kyrsten Sinema I 100%
AZ U.S. House - 1 David Schweikert R 100%
AZ U.S. House - 3 Ruben Gallego D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva D 75%
CA U.S. House - 2 Jared Huffman D 67%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House - 6 Ami Bera D 100%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui D 67%
CA U.S. House - 8 John Garamendi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 10 Mark DeSaulnier D 67%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee D 67%
CA U.S. House - 14 Eric Swalwell D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 67%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 67%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa D 100%
CA U.S. House - 22 David Valadao R 100%
CA U.S. House - 25 Raul Ruiz D 100%
CA U.S. House - 26 Julia Brownley D 100%
CA U.S. House - 28 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 29 Tony Cárdenas D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff D 50%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano D 67%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 33 Pete Aguilar D 50%
CA U.S. House - 35 Norma Torres D 100%
CA U.S. House - 36 Ted Lieu D 67%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 39 Mark Takano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 100%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 50%
CA U.S. House - 50 Scott Peters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 52 Juan Vargas D 75%
CA Supervisor - 1 Paul Cook 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate - Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CO U.S. House - 4 Ken Buck R 100%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 100%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 67%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 67%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 50%
DC U.S. House - Delegate Eleanor Norton D 50%
DE U.S. Senate - Sr Tom Carper D 100%
DE U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Coons D 100%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 100%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 100%
FL U.S. House - 22 Lois Frankel D 100%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart R 100%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Sr Brian Schatz D 100%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA State House - 28 David Young R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 100%
ID U.S. Senate - Jr James Risch R 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Duckworth D 100%
IL U.S. House - 2 Robin Kelly D 100%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 67%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 67%
IL U.S. House - 11 Bill Foster D 100%
IL U.S. House - 16 Darin LaHood R 100%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 100%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 0%
KY U.S. Senate - Jr Rand Paul R 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
KY U.S. House - 6 Andy Barr R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Sr Elizabeth Warren D 100%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House - 5 Katherine Clark D 100%
MA U.S. House - 6 Seth Moulton D 100%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 50%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 100%
ME U.S. Senate - Jr Angus King, Jr. I 100%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 100%
MI U.S. House - 5 Tim Walberg R 100%
MI U.S. House - 8 Dan Kildee D 100%
MN U.S. Senate - Sr Amy Klobuchar D 100%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 80%
MN U.S. House - 6 Tom Emmer R 100%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 100%
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