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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
Barney Frank 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
Michael McNulty 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
David Wu 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 96%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 96%
Jon Corzine 96%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 96%
Paul Sarbanes 96%
Rob Andrews 95%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 95%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 95%
Peter Deutsch 95%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 95%
Bob Filner 95%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 95%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Dennis Kucinich 95%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 95%
Karen McCarthy 95%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 95%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 95%
Major Owens 95%
Donald Payne 95%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 95%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 95%
Diane Watson 95%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 92%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 92%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 92%
Thomas Allen 91%
Brian Baird 91%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 91%
Julia Carson 91%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 91%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 91%
Bill Delahunt 91%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 91%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 91%
Jane Harman 91%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 91%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 91%
Tom Lantos 91%
Dave Obey 91%
John Olver 91%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 91%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 91%
Hillary Clinton 88%
Joe Lieberman 88%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 88%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 86%
Shelley Berkley 86%
Howard Berman 86%
Lane Evans 86%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 86%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 86%
Darlene Hooley 86%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 86%
Dale Kildee 86%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 86%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 86%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 86%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 86%
Martin Olav Sabo 86%
Ted Strickland 86%
Ellen Tauscher 86%
Albert Wynn 86%
Russ Feingold 84%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 84%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 84%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 82%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 82%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 82%
Dennis Moore 82%
Jim Oberstar 82%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 82%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 82%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 82%
Pete Stark 82%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 82%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 80%
Chris Dodd 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 80%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 80%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 80%
Rick Boucher 77%
James Davis 77%
Norm Dicks 77%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 77%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 77%
Sue Kelly 77%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 77%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 77%
Martin Meehan 77%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 77%
Bart Stupak 77%
Ed Towns 77%
Mel Watt 77%
Daniel Inouye 76%
James Merrill Jeffords 76%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 76%
Leonard Boswell 73%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 73%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 73%
Harold Ford, Jr. 73%
Charlie Gonzalez 73%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 73%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 73%
Nancy Johnson 73%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 73%
James Ramstad 73%
Christopher Shays 73%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 73%
Ernest Hollings 72%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 72%
Olympia Snowe 72%
Joe Baca, Sr. 68%
Sherwood Boehlert 68%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 68%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 68%
Thomas Daschle 68%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 68%
John Edwards 68%
Jonas Frost III 68%
Bart Gordon 68%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 68%
UT U.S. House 4 Jim Matheson Democratic 68%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 68%
Earl Pomeroy 68%
Ciro Rodriguez 68%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 68%
John Spratt, Jr. 68%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 64%
Jeff Bingaman 64%
Mike Castle 64%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 64%
Bob Etheridge 64%
Daniel Graham 64%
Thomas Holden 64%
Herb Kohl 64%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 64%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 64%

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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