Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2003 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 11%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 5%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 5%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 5%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 15%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 42%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 5%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 53%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 5%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 90%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 5%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 79%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 89%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 90%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 85%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 90%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 95%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 95%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 5%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 5%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 90%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 80%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 90%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 95%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 10%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 90%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 5%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 95%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 95%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 5%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 10%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 90%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 90%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 95%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 89%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 79%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 10%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 5%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 90%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 5%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 90%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 10%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 15%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 5%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 5%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 35%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 5%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 50%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 5%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 85%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 68%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 5%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 10%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 5%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 5%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 89%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 80%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 85%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 95%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 10%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 95%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 70%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 5%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 30%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 21%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 95%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 95%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 90%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 95%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 79%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 85%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 85%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 90%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 68%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 85%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 84%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 84%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 5%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 30%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 5%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 85%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 5%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 95%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 80%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 5%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 95%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 20%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 79%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 85%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 10%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 5%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 65%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 95%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 53%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 10%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 5%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 95%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 65%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 10%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 50%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 95%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 85%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 85%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 10%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 90%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 55%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 95%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 5%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 84%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 95%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 10%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 95%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 90%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 95%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 95%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 90%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 95%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 95%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 95%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 95%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 15%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 15%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 5%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 95%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 5%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 16%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 5%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 5%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 5%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 89%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 10%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 85%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 85%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 50%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 80%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 50%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 5%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 70%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 5%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 95%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 95%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 79%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 5%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 85%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 58%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 5%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 10%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 15%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 5%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 5%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 5%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 10%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 5%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 65%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 85%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 9%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 5%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 55%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 90%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 5%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 5%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 5%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 60%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 95%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 10%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 5%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 95%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 5%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 90%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 95%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 10%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 95%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 30%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 50%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 79%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 25%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 85%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 84%
Todd Akin 10%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Brian Baird 90%
Richard Hugh Baker 10%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 85%
Cass Ballenger 5%
J. Gresham Barrett 5%
Roscoe Bartlett 30%
Charlie Bass 45%
Max Baucus 42%
Evan Bayh 74%
Bob Beauprez 10%
Chris Bell 75%
Bob Bennett 0%
Douglas Bereuter 20%
Shelley Berkley 65%
Howard Berman 70%
Marion Berry 40%
Judy Biggert 25%
Michael Bilirakis 20%
Jeff Bingaman 79%
Sherwood Boehlert 65%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 5%
Mary Bono Mack 10%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 75%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 60%
John Breaux 11%
Henry Brown, Jr. 10%
Ginny Brown-Waite 5%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Max Burns 10%
Dan Burton 10%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 68%
Ben Campbell 11%
Chris Cannon 5%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 70%
Brad Carson 45%
Julia Carson 95%
Edward Case 90%
Mike Castle 70%
Chris Chocola 10%
Hillary Clinton 89%
Norm Coleman 21%
Michael Collins 5%
Kent Conrad 53%
Jon Corzine 84%
Jerry Costello 70%
Christopher Cox 5%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 35%
Philip Crane 10%
Barbara Cubin 5%
Randall Cunningham 15%
Thomas Daschle 63%
Artur Davis 60%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 5%
Lincoln Davis 60%
Thomas Davis III 30%
Bill Delahunt 90%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 5%
Peter Deutsch 95%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 15%
Norm Dicks 95%
Chris Dodd 84%
Elizabeth Dole 11%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 55%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 47%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 15%
John Edwards 37%
Chet Edwards 30%
Vern Ehlers 55%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 15%
John Ensign 16%
Bob Etheridge 80%
Lane Evans 95%
Terry Everett 5%
Tom Feeney 10%
Russ Feingold 89%
Michael Ferguson 30%
Bob Filner 95%
Peter Fitzgerald 21%
Mark Foley 20%
Harold Ford, Jr. 90%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 10%
Barney Frank 95%
William Frist 11%
Jonas Frost III 75%
Elton Gallegly 10%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 5%
Jim Gibbons 5%
Wayne Gilchrest 55%
Paul Gillmor 15%
Charlie Gonzalez 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
Bart Gordon 80%
Porter Goss 15%
Daniel Graham 68%
Mark Green 35%
James Greenwood 40%
Judd Gregg 53%
Gilbert Gutknecht 5%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 15%
Melissa Hart 0%
Robert Hayes 5%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 5%
Joel Hefley 15%
Wally Herger, Jr. 5%
Baron Hill 95%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 70%
Ernest Hollings 58%
Darlene Hooley 90%
John Nathan Hostettler 15%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 25%
Kenny Hulshof 5%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Henry Hyde 5%
Daniel Inouye 53%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Janklow 5%
William Jefferson 45%
James Merrill Jeffords 89%
William Lewis Jenkins 5%
Christopher John 5%
Nancy Johnson 70%
Tim Johnson 75%
Paul Kanjorski 60%
Ric Keller 15%
Sue Kelly 70%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 89%
Mark Kennedy 25%
Patrick Kennedy 95%
Dale Kildee 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 80%
Gerald Kleczka 95%
Joseph Knollenberg 5%
Herb Kohl 74%
James Kolbe 5%
Dennis Kucinich 85%
Jon Kyl 16%
Ray LaHood 20%
Nicholas Lampson 70%
Tom Lantos 95%
Steve LaTourette 10%
Frank Lautenberg 89%
James Leach 90%
Jerry Lewis 5%
Ron Lewis 10%
Joe Lieberman 42%
Blanche Lincoln 32%
John Linder 5%
William Lipinski 60%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 5%
Denise Majette 80%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 55%
Robert Matsui 95%
Karen McCarthy 75%
Thaddeus McCotter 5%
James McCrery III 10%
John McHugh 15%
Scott McInnis 15%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 95%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 85%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 65%
Brad Miller 95%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Alan Mollohan 30%
Dennis Moore 95%
Jack Murtha 45%
Marilyn Musgrave 5%
Sue Myrick 5%
Ben Nelson 21%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 5%
Robert William Ney 5%
Don Nickles 5%
Anne Northup 5%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 10%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 65%
Dave Obey 95%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 35%
Thomas William Osborne 5%
Doug Ose 15%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 5%
Ron Paul 5%
Donald Payne 90%
John Peterson 5%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 25%
Richard Pombo 5%
Earl Pomeroy 50%
Jon Porter, Sr. 10%
Deborah Pryce 15%
Jack Quinn 10%
George Radanovich 5%
James Ramstad 75%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 5%
Silvestre Reyes 55%
Thomas Reynolds 10%
Ciro Rodriguez 55%
Mike Ross 45%
Steve Rothman 95%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 95%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 35%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 84%
Jim Saxton 75%
Edward Schrock 5%
John Shadegg 5%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 15%
Christopher Shays 90%
Donald Sherwood 5%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 70%
Ike Skelton 60%
Gordon Smith 32%
Nick Smith 10%
Olympia Snowe 74%
Vic Snyder 95%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 5%
Arlen Specter 32%
John Spratt, Jr. 90%
Pete Stark 95%
Cliff Stearns 15%
Charles Stenholm 15%
Ted Stevens 5%
Ted Strickland 85%
Bart Stupak 55%
John Sullivan 5%
John Sununu 42%
John Sweeney 15%
James Talent 5%
Tom Tancredo 5%
John Tanner 45%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 50%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 15%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 65%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80%
James Turner 25%
George Voinovich 11%
James Walsh 30%
Zach Wamp 5%
John Warner 11%
Diane Watson 90%
Mel Watt 100%
Anthony Weiner 95%
David Weldon 5%
W. Curtis Weldon 35%
Gerald Weller 10%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 10%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
David Wu 85%
Albert Wynn 90%
Bill Young 15%

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