Rating Group: Humane Society Legislative Fund

1995-1996 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
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%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 25%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 25%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 0%
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 Council Member - At-Large John Myers Republican 25%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 25%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields Democratic 75%
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%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 25%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 25%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 75%
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 - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney 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 Marcia 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 - 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%
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%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
William Baker 25%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 25%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Tom Barrett 75%
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%
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%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 25%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 75%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 75%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 75%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 25%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 25%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 0%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 50%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 75%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 75%
IN Council Member - At-Large John Myers R 25%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 25%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA State Senate - 14 Cleo Fields D 75%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 75%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 0%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 50%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 25%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 25%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 75%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 25%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 75%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House - 10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House - 12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. Senate - Jr Rob Portman R 25%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 75%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcia Kaptur D 25%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 75%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 50%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 50%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 75%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 75%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 25%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 66%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 25%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 50%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 75%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 0%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 100%
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%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
William Baker 25%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 25%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Tom Barrett 75%
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%
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%
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