Rating Group: Humane Society Legislative Fund

1999-2000 Positions

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State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 13%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson Republican 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 63%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert Republican 25%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 63%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 50%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 13%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 38%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 13%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 20%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 13%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 50%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 75%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran Republican 13%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. Republican 40%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 13%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 63%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins Republican 80%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci Democratic 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 38%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 63%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr Republican 25%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 75%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 88%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 63%
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 38%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot Republican 88%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 38%
OH Governor Mike DeWine Republican 40%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 40%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas Republican 13%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey Republican 50%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 88%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady Republican 13%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger Republican 25%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions Republican 38%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 63%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 63%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 38%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 60%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray Democratic 80%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith Democratic 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 88%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind Democratic 75%
Neil Abercrombie 50%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 60%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 13%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 20%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Brian Baird 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
Cass Ballenger 13%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 13%
AR Governor Asa Hutchinson R 0%
CA U.S. Senate - Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. House - 5 Mike Thompson D 63%
CA U.S. House - 12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 19 Zoe Lofgren D 75%
CA U.S. House - 30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Grace Napolitano D 63%
CA U.S. House - 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House - 42 Ken Calvert R 25%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 63%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 50%
CO Commissioner - 2 Scott McInnis 13%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 38%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 13%
IA U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
ID U.S. Senate - Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 13%
IL U.S. Senate - Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House - 1 Bobby Rush D 50%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 75%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL Board Member - At-Large David Phelps 88%
KS U.S. Senate - Sr Jerry Moran R 13%
KY U.S. Senate - Sr Mitch McConnell, Jr. R 40%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 13%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 88%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MD U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Cardin D 88%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 63%
ME U.S. Senate - Sr Susan Collins R 80%
ME State Senate - 9 Joseph Baldacci D 50%
MI U.S. Senate - Sr Debbie Stabenow D 50%
MI U.S. House - 6 Fred Upton R 50%
MO U.S. Senate - Sr Roy Blunt R 13%
MS U.S. Senate - Sr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 38%
NA President Joe Biden, Jr. D 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 63%
NC U.S. Senate - Sr Richard Burr R 25%
NC U.S. House - 4 David Price D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate - Sr Bob Menendez D 75%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 88%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. Senate - Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House - 5 Gregory Meeks D 50%
NY U.S. House - 7 Nydia Velázquez D 63%
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 38%
OH U.S. House - 1 Steve Chabot R 88%
OH U.S. House - 9 Marcy Kaptur D 38%
OH Governor Mike DeWine R 40%
OK U.S. Senate - Sr Jim Inhofe R 40%
OK U.S. House - 3 Frank Lucas R 13%
OR U.S. Senate - Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House - 3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House - 4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate - Jr Pat Toomey R 50%
PA U.S. House - 18 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
RI U.S. Senate - Sr Jack Reed D 100%
SC U.S. Senate - Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House - 6 Jim Clyburn D 88%
SD U.S. Senate - Sr John Thune R 13%
TX U.S. House - 8 Kevin Brady R 13%
TX U.S. House - 12 Kay Granger R 25%
TX U.S. House - 17 Pete Sessions R 38%
TX U.S. House - 18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 75%
TX U.S. House - 30 Eddie Johnson D 63%
TX U.S. House - 35 Lloyd Doggett II D 63%
VA U.S. House - 3 Bobby Scott D 38%
VT U.S. Senate - Sr Patrick Leahy D 60%
VT U.S. Senate - Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate - Sr Patty Murray D 80%
WA U.S. House - 9 Adam Smith D 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 88%
WI U.S. Senate - Jr Tammy Baldwin D 88%
WI U.S. House - 3 Ron Kind D 75%
Neil Abercrombie 50%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 40%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Wayne Allard 60%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 100%
Bill Archer 13%
Richard Armey 0%
John Ashcroft 20%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Brian Baird 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 13%
Cass Ballenger 13%
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