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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

1997 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 6%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 6%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 19%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 31%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 63%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 29%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 69%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 31%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 75%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 31%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 44%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 13%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 38%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 19%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 13%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 25%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 75%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 13%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 86%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 6%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 81%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 6%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 69%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 29%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 19%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 14%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 19%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 6%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 71%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 69%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 81%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 71%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 63%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 13%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 56%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 75%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 63%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 71%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 81%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 19%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 50%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 6%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 13%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 81%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 25%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 25%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 69%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 81%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 81%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 88%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 71%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 13%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 88%
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 88%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 75%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 88%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 38%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 6%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 63%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 75%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 44%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 29%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 50%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 13%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 6%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 81%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 94%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 69%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 44%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 19%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 63%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 6%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 71%
SD U.S. Senate Jr John Thune Republican 13%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 19%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 50%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 56%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 44%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 56%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 69%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 19%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 31%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 86%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 94%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 13%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 88%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 81%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 86%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 50%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 44%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 94%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 50%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 71%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Gary Ackerman 81%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 94%
Bill Archer 19%
Richard Armey 25%
John Ashcroft 0%
Henry Scott Baesler 31%
Richard Hugh Baker 6%
Cass Ballenger 6%
James Barcia 25%
Bob Barr, Jr. 19%
Bill Barrett 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
Charlie Bass 63%
Herbert Bateman 6%
Max Baucus 57%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 69%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Howard Berman 81%
Marion Berry 31%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 31%
Jeff Bingaman 71%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 6%
Sherwood Boehlert 56%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 13%
David Edward Bonior 75%
Sonny Bono 13%
Robert Borski, Jr. 63%
Leonard Boswell 31%
Rick Boucher 56%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
John Breaux 43%
George Brown, Jr. 81%
Richard Bryan 71%

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