Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 8%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 4%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 4%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 6%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 6%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 3%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 56%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 6%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 3%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 84%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 92%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 90%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 94%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 97%
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 97%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 3%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 94%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 94%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 97%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 13%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 94%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 6%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 94%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 90%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 10%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 6%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 94%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 94%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 97%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 88%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 84%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 6%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 6%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 94%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 6%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 71%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 6%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 13%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 3%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 3%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 35%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 55%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 3%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 6%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 6%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 3%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 88%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 71%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 87%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 97%
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 6%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 97%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 77%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 7%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 10%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 4%
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 3%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 97%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 90%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 97%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 84%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 87%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 90%
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 64%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 88%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 23%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 90%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 6%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 81%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 3%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 97%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 19%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 80%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 90%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 6%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 6%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 74%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 92%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 44%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 6%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 10%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 97%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 42%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 97%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 81%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 84%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 13%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 87%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 42%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 97%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 3%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 76%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 96%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 16%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 90%
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 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 94%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 97%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 97%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 97%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 94%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 13%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 16%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 3%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 97%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 6%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 12%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 4%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 3%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 3%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 92%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 10%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 90%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 90%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 68%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 87%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 3%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 74%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 6%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 3%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 96%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 8%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 90%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 4%
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 4%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 3%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 6%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 3%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 6%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 3%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 68%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 84%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 3%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 3%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 61%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 94%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 3%
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 4%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 3%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 97%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 6%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 3%
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 96%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 94%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 94%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 97%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 13%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 90%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 26%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 23%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 81%
Gary Ackerman 94%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 88%
Todd Akin 6%
Rodney Alexander 30%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 90%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 61%
Spencer Bachus 10%
Brian Baird 94%
Richard Hugh Baker 6%
J. Gresham Barrett 3%
Roscoe Bartlett 19%
Charlie Bass 39%
Max Baucus 52%
Evan Bayh 80%
Bob Beauprez 6%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 77%
Howard Berman 71%
Marion Berry 42%
Judy Biggert 23%
Michael Bilirakis 9%
Jeff Bingaman 84%
Tim Bishop 100%
Sherwood Boehlert 61%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 3%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 6%
Mary Bono Mack 13%
Leonard Boswell 65%
Rick Boucher 81%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 55%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
Ginny Brown-Waite 3%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 6%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 76%
Dave Camp 3%
Chris Cannon 3%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 68%
Julia Carson 84%
Edward Case 94%
Mike Castle 71%
Linc Chafee 72%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Chris Chocola 6%
Hillary Clinton 92%
Howard Coble 3%
Norm Coleman 16%
Kent Conrad 60%
Jon Corzine 88%
Jerry Costello 68%
Christopher Cox 3%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 35%
Barbara Cubin 3%
Randall Cunningham 13%
Artur Davis 61%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 6%
Lincoln Davis 58%
Thomas Davis III 26%
Bill Delahunt 94%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 3%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 13%
Norm Dicks 94%
John Dingell 97%
Chris Dodd 88%
Elizabeth Dole 8%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 3%
Byron Dorgan 56%
David Dreier 0%
Chet Edwards 35%
Vern Ehlers 52%
Jo Ann Emerson 3%
Philip English 19%
John Ensign 16%
Bob Etheridge 84%
Lane Evans 90%
Terry Everett 6%
Tom Feeney 6%
Russ Feingold 92%
Michael Ferguson 35%
Bob Filner 87%
Mark Foley 16%
Harold Ford, Jr. 90%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 16%
Barney Frank 97%
William Frist 8%
Elton Gallegly 6%
Jim Gerlach 52%
Jim Gibbons 3%
Wayne Gilchrest 52%
Paul Gillmor 13%
Phil Gingrey 3%
Charlie Gonzalez 77%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 16%
Bart Gordon 77%
Mark Green 29%
Judd Gregg 44%
Gilbert Gutknecht 3%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 13%
Tom Harkin 73%
Jane Harman 97%
Katherine Harris 10%
Melissa Hart 3%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 6%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 3%
Joel Hefley 13%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 56%
Maurice Hinchey 97%
David Lee Hobson 3%
Pete Hoekstra 6%
Thomas Holden 71%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 94%
John Nathan Hostettler 13%
Kenny Hulshof 3%
Duncan Hunter 10%
Kay Hutchison 8%
Henry Hyde 6%
Daniel Inouye 64%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 3%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 61%
James Merrill Jeffords 92%
William Lewis Jenkins 3%
Nancy Johnson 65%
Tim Johnson 65%
Timothy Johnson 52%
Paul Kanjorski 68%
Ric Keller 10%
Sue Kelly 68%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 92%
Mark Kennedy 16%
Patrick Kennedy 97%
Dale Kildee 94%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 84%
Jack Kingston 3%
Joseph Knollenberg 6%
Herb Kohl 80%
James Kolbe 6%
Dennis Kucinich 90%
Jon Kyl 12%
Ray LaHood 19%
Mary Landrieu 32%
Tom Lantos 97%
Tom Latham 6%
Steve LaTourette 10%
Frank Lautenberg 92%
James Leach 77%
Carl Levin 88%
Jerry Lewis 6%
Ron Lewis 10%
Joe Lieberman 56%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 3%
Trent Lott, Sr. 8%
Dick Lugar 4%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 58%
Jim Matheson 58%
Robert Matsui 97%
Carolyn McCarthy 97%
Thaddeus McCotter 3%
James McCrery III 6%
John McHugh 13%
Mike McIntyre 68%
Buck McKeon 3%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 97%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 90%
Mike Michaud 87%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 68%
Gary Miller 3%
George Miller 90%
Brad Miller 97%
Alan Mollohan 42%
Dennis Moore 90%
Jim Moran, Jr. 97%
Jack Murtha 55%
Marilyn Musgrave 3%
Sue Myrick 3%
Ben Nelson 32%
Robert William Ney 3%
Anne Northup 6%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 6%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 68%
Dave Obey 97%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 42%
Thomas William Osborne 6%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 3%
Ed Pastor 94%
Ron Paul 13%
Donald Payne 94%
John Peterson 6%
Tom Petri 39%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 19%
Richard Pombo 3%
Earl Pomeroy 61%
Jon Porter, Sr. 10%
Deborah Pryce 13%
Mark Pryor 48%
George Radanovich 3%
Nick Rahall II 90%
James Ramstad 61%
Ralph Regula 3%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Richard Renzi 10%
Silvestre Reyes 52%
Thomas Reynolds 6%
Jay Rockefeller IV 84%
Mike Rogers 3%
Mike Ross 42%
Steve Rothman 97%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 97%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 88%
Jim Saxton 74%
John Shadegg 3%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 13%
Christopher Shays 87%
Donald Sherwood 6%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 68%
Ike Skelton 61%
Gordon Smith 28%
Olympia Snowe 68%
Vic Snyder 94%
Mark Souder 10%
Arlen Specter 28%
John Spratt, Jr. 94%
Pete Stark 97%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Ted Stevens 4%
Ted Strickland 90%
Bart Stupak 61%
John Sullivan 3%
John Sununu 36%
John Sweeney 16%
James Talent 4%
Tom Tancredo 3%
John Tanner 48%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 3%
Gene Taylor 52%
Lee Terry 6%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 10%
Todd Tiahrt 3%
John Tierney 97%
Ed Towns 71%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 81%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 8%
James Walsh 32%
Zach Wamp 6%
John Warner 8%
Diane Watson 87%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 87%
Anthony Weiner 97%
David Weldon 6%
W. Curtis Weldon 32%
Gerald Weller 10%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 16%
Frank Wolf 19%
Lynn Woolsey 97%
David Wu 90%
Albert Wynn 87%
Bill Young 13%

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