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Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2003 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 11%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 5%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 5%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 15%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 42%
AR U.S. Senate Jr John Boozman Republican 5%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 53%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 5%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 5%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 79%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 85%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 31 Gary Miller Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 80%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 95%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 5%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 10%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 90%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 95%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 89%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 79%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 5%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 10%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 15%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam Republican 5%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 0%
GA U.S. Senate Jr Johnny Isakson Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 35%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 11 Phil Gingrey Republican 5%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 5%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 85%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 68%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 5%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 10%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 5%
ID Governor Butch Otter Republican 5%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 89%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 80%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 95%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 10%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 95%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 70%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 5%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas Democratic 30%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Mary Landrieu Democratic 21%
LA U.S. Senate Jr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 90%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 95%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 79%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 85%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 90%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 68%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 85%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 84%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 84%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 30%
MI U.S. House 8 Mike Rogers Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 5%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 95%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 5%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 20%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 79%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 85%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 10%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 5%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 65%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 53%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 10%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 5%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 95%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 0%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 65%
NE U.S. House 2 Lee Terry Republican 10%
NH State Senate 3 Jeb Bradley Republican 50%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 95%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 85%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 10%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 90%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 55%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 95%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 5%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 84%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 10%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 95%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 95%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 5%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 16%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 5%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 5%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 5%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 10%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 85%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 85%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 50%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 80%
PA U.S. House 6 Jim Gerlach Republican 50%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 70%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 5%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 0%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 95%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 95%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 79%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 5%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 85%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 58%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 5%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 10%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 5%

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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