Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

1999-2000 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 7%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 3%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 7%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 6%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matthew Salmon R 7%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 77%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 94%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 88%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 77%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 93%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 93%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 97%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 97%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 67%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 90%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 87%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 7%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 97%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 87%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 97%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 93%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 13%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 87%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 3%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 90%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 83%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 10%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 97%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 93%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 97%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 80%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 7%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 87%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 27%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 7%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 10%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 16%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 7%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 43%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 93%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 13%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 90%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 6%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 94%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 73%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 93%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 97%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 90%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 7%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 80%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 25%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 13%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 7%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 30%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 44%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 4%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 90%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 90%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 93%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 97%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 75%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 90%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 73%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 93%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 56%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 77%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 81%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 83%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 3%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 37%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 90%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 73%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 93%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 40%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 77%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 6%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 94%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 7%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 20%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 83%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 7%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 33%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 13%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 97%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 57%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 80%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 97%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 63%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 90%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 75%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 30%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 83%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 87%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 97%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 97%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 77%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 83%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 97%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 93%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 93%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 87%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 93%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 97%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 30%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 30%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 3%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 80%
OH Governor John Kasich R 13%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 97%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 19%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 13%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 3%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 7%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 90%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 20%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 80%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 90%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 53%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 10%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 93%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 7%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 30%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 90%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 88%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 10%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 13%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 3%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 10%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 3%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 3%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 3%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 60%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 77%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 3%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 70%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 10%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 97%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 83%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 7%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 80%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 17%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 94%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 81%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 73%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 87%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 87%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 27%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 83%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 20%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 27%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 97%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 94%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 70%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 81%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 87%
Rob Andrews 97%
Bill Archer 7%
Richard Armey 3%
John Ashcroft 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 57%
Brian Baird 87%
Richard Hugh Baker 3%
Cass Ballenger 10%
James Barcia 50%
Robert Barr, Jr. 17%
Bill Barrett 3%
Roscoe Bartlett 7%
Charlie Bass 47%
Herbert Bateman 3%
Max Baucus 69%
Evan Bayh 81%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 67%
Douglas Bereuter 37%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Howard Berman 90%
Marion Berry 27%
Judy Biggert 33%
Brian Bilbray 73%
Michael Bilirakis 13%
Jeff Bingaman 69%
Rod Blagojevich 93%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 3%
Sherwood Boehlert 70%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 97%
Mary Bono Mack 7%
Robert Borski, Jr. 87%
Leonard Boswell 53%
Rick Boucher 70%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 40%
John Breaux 19%
Richard Bryan 81%
Ed Bryant 3%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 3%
Robert Byrd 31%
Herbert Callahan 3%
Ben Campbell 6%
Thomas Campbell 37%
Chris Cannon 3%
Julia Carson 83%
Mike Castle 73%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 3%
William Clay, Sr. 90%
Eva Clayton 77%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 88%
Robert Clement 47%
Michael Collins 17%
Larry Combest 7%
Gary Condit 53%
Kent Conrad 63%
Merrill Cook 10%
John Cooksey 10%
Jerry Costello 67%
Christopher Cox 10%
William Coyne 90%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 30%
Philip Crane 13%
Barbara Cubin 3%
Randall Cunningham 10%
Patsy Ann Danner 27%
Thomas Daschle 56%
James Davis 73%
Thomas Davis III 37%
Bill Delahunt 93%
Thomas DeLay 3%
James DeMint 10%
Peter Deutsch 93%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
Jay Dickey 3%
Norm Dicks 80%
Julian Dixon 93%
Chris Dodd 88%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 53%
John Doolittle 3%
Byron Dorgan 75%
David Dreier 7%
Jennifer Dunn 7%
John Edwards 88%
Chet Edwards 50%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 23%
Jo Ann Emerson 3%
Philip English 20%
Bob Etheridge 73%
Lane Evans 93%
Terry Everett 7%
Thomas Ewing 3%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 97%
Peter Fitzgerald 50%
Ernest Fletcher 10%
Mark Foley 40%
Michael Patrick Forbes 77%
Harold Ford, Jr. 77%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 30%
Tillie Fowler 17%
Barney Frank 90%
Robert Franks 63%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 60%
Elton Gallegly 23%
John Ganske 30%
Sam Gejdenson 87%
George Gekas 3%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 93%
Jim Gibbons 13%
Wayne Gilchrest 57%
Paul Gillmor 7%
Benjamin Gilman 70%
Charlie Gonzalez 93%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 13%
William Goodling 3%
Bart Gordon 53%
Slade Gorton 6%
Porter Goss 33%
Daniel Graham 81%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 6%
Mark Green 13%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 31%
Gilbert Gutknecht 17%
Tony Hall 77%
James Hansen 10%
Robert Hayes 13%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 7%
Joel Hefley 17%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Baron Hill 63%
Rick Hill 10%
Van Hilleary 7%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 63%
Maurice Hinchey 87%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 50%
Ernest Hollings 63%
Darlene Hooley 87%
Stephen Horn 63%
John Nathan Hostettler 7%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 43%
Kenny Hulshof 20%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 3%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 7%
Daniel Inouye 44%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 3%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 70%
James Merrill Jeffords 81%
William Lewis Jenkins 10%
Christopher John 13%
Nancy Johnson 67%
Paul Kanjorski 77%
Sue Kelly 77%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 81%
Patrick Kennedy 93%
Bob Kerrey 75%
Dale Kildee 87%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 87%
Gerald Kleczka 97%
Ronald Klink 53%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 23%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Steven Kuykendall 33%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 87%
Ray LaHood 20%
Nicholas Lampson 67%
Tom Lantos 80%
Stephen Largent 7%
Steve LaTourette 23%
Frank Lautenberg 88%
Rick Lazio 70%
James Leach 67%
Jerry Lewis 10%
Ron Lewis 10%
Joe Lieberman 94%
Blanche Lincoln 31%
John Linder 10%
William Lipinski 63%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 31%
William Luther 93%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 87%
Don Manzullo 7%
Matthew Martinez 43%
Frank Mascara 53%
Robert Matsui 93%
Karen McCarthy 83%
Bill McCollum 10%
James McCrery III 3%
John McHugh 23%
Scott McInnis 20%
David McIntosh 7%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 97%
Michael McNulty 87%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 73%
Jack Metcalf 23%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 93%
Dan Miller 30%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
David Minge 77%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 93%
John Moakley 93%
Alan Mollohan 43%
Dennis Moore 87%
Constance Morella 87%
Patrick Moynihan 56%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 37%
Sue Myrick 10%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 7%
Robert William Ney 7%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 7%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 10%
James Nussle 7%
Jim Oberstar 73%
Dave Obey 87%
John Olver 97%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 43%
Doug Ose 7%
Major Owens 97%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Ron Paul 27%
Donald Payne 90%
Edward Pease 27%
John Peterson 0%
David Phelps 53%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 7%
Owen Pickett 30%
Richard Pombo 3%
Earl Pomeroy 57%
John Edward Porter 67%
Deborah Pryce 10%
Jack Quinn 40%
George Radanovich 10%
James Ramstad 80%
Ralph Regula 13%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Thomas Reynolds 20%
Bob Riley 3%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 80%
Charles Robb 81%
Ciro Rodriguez 77%
Timothy Roemer 67%
James Rogan 7%
William Roth, Jr. 63%
Steve Rothman 90%
Marge Roukema 67%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 90%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 27%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 94%
Jim Saxton 63%
Joe Scarborough 37%
Robert Schaffer 7%
John Shadegg 7%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 17%
Christopher Shays 97%
Donald Sherwood 10%
Ronnie Shows 27%
E.G. Shuster 7%
Norman Sisisky 33%
Joseph Skeen 7%
Ike Skelton 47%
Gordon Smith 19%
Nick Smith 13%
Bob Smith 6%
Olympia Snowe 56%
Vic Snyder 83%
Mark Souder 7%
Arlen Specter 38%
Floyd Spence 3%
John Spratt, Jr. 67%
Pete Stark 83%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Charles Stenholm 7%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 70%
Bob Stump 3%
Bart Stupak 70%
John Sununu 20%
John Sweeney 20%
James Talent 10%
Tom Tancredo 17%
John Tanner 37%
Ellen Tauscher 90%
William Tauzin 7%
Charles Taylor 3%
Gene Taylor 40%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 7%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 63%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 3%
Robert Torricelli 94%
Ed Towns 87%
James Traficant, Jr. 17%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80%
James Turner 43%
Bruce Vento 53%
George Voinovich 13%
James Walsh 37%
Zach Wamp 13%
John Warner 19%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 87%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 93%
David Weldon 7%
W. Curtis Weldon 33%
Gerald Weller 20%
Paul Wellstone 94%
Robert Wexler 97%
Bob Weygand 83%
Heather Wilson 17%
Bob Wise, Jr. 53%
Lynn Woolsey 97%
David Wu 87%
Albert Wynn 77%
Bill Young 0%

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