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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

1997 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 75%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 14%
Gary Ackerman 81%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 6%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 86%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 88%
Rob Andrews 94%
Bill Archer 19%
Richard Armey 25%
John Ashcroft 0%
Spencer Bachus 19%
Henry Scott Baesler 31%
Richard Hugh Baker 6%
ME Councilor At-Large Joseph Baldacci Democratic 63%
Cass Ballenger 6%
James Barcia 25%
Bob Barr, Jr. 19%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett No Party Affiliation 94%
Bill Barrett 13%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 6%
Charlie Bass 63%
Herbert Bateman 6%
Max Baucus 57%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 69%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 69%
Douglas Bereuter 25%
Howard Berman 81%
Marion Berry 31%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Brian Bilbray 50%
Michael Bilirakis 31%
Jeff Bingaman 71%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 19%
Rod Blagojevich 100%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 6%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 81%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 13%
Sherwood Boehlert 56%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 6%
Kit Bond 14%
Henry Bonilla 13%
David Edward Bonior 75%
Sonny Bono 13%
Robert Borski, Jr. 63%
Leonard Boswell 31%
Rick Boucher 56%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 25%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 6%
John Breaux 43%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 81%
George Brown, Jr. 81%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 88%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 14%
Richard Bryan 71%
Ed Bryant 13%
Dale Bumpers 100%
Jim Bunning 6%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 13%
Dan Burton 6%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 57%
Herbert Callahan 6%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 19%
Dave Camp 13%
Ben Campbell 29%
Thomas Campbell 63%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 13%
Chris Cannon 13%
Walter Holden Capps 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 81%
Julia Carson 69%
Mike Castle 81%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 38%
John Chafee 71%
Saxby Chambliss 13%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 6%
Jon Lynn Christensen 19%
William Clay, Sr. 69%
Eva Clayton 75%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 57%
Robert Clement 69%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 29%
Howard Coble 25%
Thomas Coburn 6%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
Michael Collins 25%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 71%
Larry Combest 6%
Gary Condit 50%
Kent Conrad 43%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 88%
Merrill Cook 38%
John Cooksey 13%
Jerry Costello 63%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 38%
William Coyne 88%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 19%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 6%
Barbara Cubin 6%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
Randall Cunningham 13%
Alfonse D'Amato 29%
Patsy Ann Danner 25%
Thomas Daschle 71%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 94%
James Davis 81%
Thomas Davis III 63%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 25%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 94%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 94%
Bill Delahunt 88%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Thomas DeLay 19%
Ronald Dellums 94%
Peter Deutsch 75%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 29%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Jay Dickey 19%
Norm Dicks 63%
John Dingell 63%
Julian Dixon 88%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 14%
Calvin Dooley 31%
John Doolittle 13%
Byron Dorgan 43%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 44%
David Dreier 19%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 19%
Jennifer Dunn 31%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Chet Edwards 25%
Vern Ehlers 56%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 38%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 81%
Philip English 44%
John Ensign 38%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 94%
Bob Etheridge 56%
Lane Evans 88%
Terry Everett 6%
Thomas Ewing 31%
Duncan McLauchlin Faircloth 14%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 81%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 69%
Harris Fawell 69%
Victor Fazio 50%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 88%
Thomas Foglietta 69%
Mark Foley 44%
Michael Patrick Forbes 69%
Harold Ford, Jr. 63%
Wendell Ford 71%
Tillie Fowler 25%
Jon David Fox 63%
Barney Frank 88%
Robert Franks 88%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 75%
William Frist 43%
Jonas Frost III 44%
Elizabeth Furse 81%
Elton Gallegly 13%
John Ganske 38%
Sam Gejdenson 94%
George Gekas 19%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 75%
Jim Gibbons 44%
Wayne Gilchrest 63%
Paul Gillmor 19%
Benjamin Gilman 75%
John Glenn 100%
Henry Gonzalez 25%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 13%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 19%
William Goodling 13%
Bart Gordon 63%
Slade Gorton 0%
Porter Goss 50%
Daniel Graham 86%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 6%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 13%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 44%
James Greenwood 75%

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.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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