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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

1999-2000 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Rob Andrews 97%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 97%
David Edward Bonior 97%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 97%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 97%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 97%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 97%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 97%
Bob Filner 97%
Gerald Kleczka 97%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 97%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 97%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 97%
John Olver 97%
Major Owens 97%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 97%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 97%
Christopher Shays 97%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 97%
Robert Wexler 97%
Lynn Woolsey 97%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 94%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 94%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 94%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 94%
Joe Lieberman 94%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 94%
Paul Sarbanes 94%
Robert Torricelli 94%
Paul Wellstone 94%
Gary Ackerman 93%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 93%
Rod Blagojevich 93%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 93%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 93%
Bill Delahunt 93%
Peter Deutsch 93%
Julian Dixon 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 93%
Lane Evans 93%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 93%
Charlie Gonzalez 93%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 93%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 93%
Patrick Kennedy 93%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 93%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 93%
William Luther 93%
Robert Matsui 93%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 93%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 93%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 93%
John Moakley 93%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 93%
Anthony Weiner 93%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 90%
Howard Berman 90%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
William Clay, Sr. 90%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 90%
William Coyne 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 90%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 90%
Barney Frank 90%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 90%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 90%
Donald Payne 90%
Steve Rothman 90%
Martin Olav Sabo 90%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 90%
Ellen Tauscher 90%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 88%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 88%
Chris Dodd 88%
John Edwards 88%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 88%
Frank Lautenberg 88%
Thomas Allen 87%
Brian Baird 87%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 87%
Robert Borski, Jr. 87%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 87%
Sam Gejdenson 87%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 87%
Maurice Hinchey 87%
Darlene Hooley 87%
Dale Kildee 87%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 87%
John LaFalce 87%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 87%
James Maloney 87%
Michael McNulty 87%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 87%
Dennis Moore 87%
Constance Morella 87%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 87%
Dave Obey 87%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 87%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 87%
Ed Towns 87%
Mel Watt 87%
David Wu 87%
Julia Carson 83%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 83%
Karen McCarthy 83%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 83%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 83%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 83%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 83%
Vic Snyder 83%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 83%
Pete Stark 83%
Bob Weygand 83%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 81%
Evan Bayh 81%
Richard Bryan 81%
Daniel Graham 81%
James Merrill Jeffords 81%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 81%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 81%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 81%
Charles Robb 81%
Shelley Berkley 80%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 80%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 80%
Norm Dicks 80%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 80%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 80%
Tom Lantos 80%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 80%
James Ramstad 80%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 80%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 80%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 80%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 77%
Eva Clayton 77%
Michael Patrick Forbes 77%
Harold Ford, Jr. 77%
Tony Hall 77%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 77%
Paul Kanjorski 77%
Sue Kelly 77%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 77%
David Minge 77%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 77%
Ciro Rodriguez 77%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 77%
Albert Wynn 77%
Byron Dorgan 75%
Bob Kerrey 75%
Herb Kohl 75%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 75%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 75%
Brian Bilbray 73%
Mike Castle 73%
James Davis 73%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 73%
Bob Etheridge 73%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 73%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 73%
Carrie Meek 73%
Jim Oberstar 73%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 73%
Sherwood Boehlert 70%
Rick Boucher 70%
Benjamin Gilman 70%

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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