Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2005 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 10%
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 6%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 60%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 45%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 17%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 94%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 94%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 6%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 90%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 90%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 94%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 94%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 94%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 89%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 61%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 94%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 94%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 94%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 6%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 94%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 89%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 94%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 94%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 22%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 89%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 11%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 94%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 94%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 17%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 6%
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 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 72%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 89%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 80%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 90%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 17%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 11%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 94%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 89%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 94%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 11%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 11%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 11%
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 6%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 44%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 94%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 6%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 78%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 56%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 67%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 10%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 95%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 6%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 5%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 6%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 11%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 95%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 39%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 72%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 83%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 78%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 83%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 89%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 72%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 72%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 6%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 10%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 6%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 10%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 6%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 6%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 89%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 94%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 94%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 85%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 94%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 78%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 83%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 83%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 70%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 80%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 85%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 6%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 6%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 6%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 89%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 11%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 89%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 89%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 90%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 6%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 83%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 89%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 78%
NA President Barack Obama II D 95%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 5%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 95%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 5%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 89%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 50%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 94%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 11%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 6%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 67%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 11%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 0%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 44%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 78%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 78%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 11%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 89%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 33%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 94%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 94%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 11%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 94%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 94%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 72%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 72%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 94%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 94%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 94%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 94%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 94%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 89%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 94%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 11%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 89%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 6%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 6%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 89%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 45%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 5%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 95%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 11%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 72%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 89%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 56%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 61%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 94%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 61%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 0%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 90%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 78%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 80%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 15%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 15%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 67%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 6%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 6%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 6%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 6%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 56%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 0%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 33%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 61%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 33%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 39%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 89%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 94%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 10%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 56%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 83%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 6%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 6%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 89%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 28%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 95%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 94%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 95%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 90%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 89%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 94%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 28%
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 11%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 17%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 17%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 80%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 11%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 83%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 10%
Gary Ackerman 94%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 75%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 0%
Wayne Allard 5%
George Allen 5%
Thomas Allen 94%
Rob Andrews 83%
Joe Baca, Sr. 56%
Brian Baird 94%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
J. Gresham Barrett 6%
Roscoe Bartlett 39%
Charlie Bass 33%
Max Baucus 55%
Evan Bayh 85%
Melissa Bean 78%
Bob Beauprez 0%
Bob Bennett 5%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 94%
Marion Berry 44%
Judy Biggert 22%
Michael Bilirakis 11%
Jeff Bingaman 70%
Sherwood Boehlert 78%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 11%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
Dan Boren 28%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 56%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 78%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
Ginny Brown-Waite 11%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 5%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 65%
Chris Cannon 0%
Dennis Cardoza 61%
Russ Carnahan 89%
Julia Carson 89%
Edward Case 89%
Mike Castle 67%
Ben Chandler III 83%
Chris Chocola 6%
Hillary Clinton 95%
Norm Coleman 35%
Kent Conrad 60%
Jerry Costello 72%
Larry Craig 5%
Robert Cramer 28%
Barbara Cubin 6%
Artur Davis 56%
Geoff Davis 6%
James Davis 89%
Jo Ann Davis 11%
Lincoln Davis 33%
Thomas Davis III 33%
Bill Delahunt 78%
Thomas DeLay 6%
James DeMint 5%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
Norm Dicks 83%
Chris Dodd 90%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 5%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 65%
Thelma Drake 6%
David Dreier 6%
Chet Edwards 39%
Vern Ehlers 50%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
Philip English 6%
John Ensign 20%
Bob Etheridge 89%
Lane Evans 89%
Terry Everett 0%
Tom Feeney 17%
Russ Feingold 90%
Michael Ferguson 17%
Bob Filner 89%
Mark Foley 22%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 11%
Barney Frank 94%
William Frist 5%
Elton Gallegly 6%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 50%
Paul Gillmor 6%
Charlie Gonzalez 61%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 28%
Bart Gordon 61%
Mark Green 22%
Judd Gregg 30%
Gilbert Gutknecht 28%
Jane Harman 78%
Katherine Harris 17%
Melissa Hart 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 6%
Joel Hefley 6%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 56%
Maurice Hinchey 89%
David Lee Hobson 6%
Pete Hoekstra 6%
Thomas Holden 50%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 11%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 6%
Kay Hutchison 5%
Henry Hyde 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 28%
Daniel Inouye 65%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 94%
William Jefferson 50%
James Merrill Jeffords 85%
William Lewis Jenkins 6%
Nancy Johnson 56%
Tim Johnson 72%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Ric Keller 17%
Sue Kelly 17%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 95%
Mark Kennedy 11%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 89%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
Joseph Knollenberg 6%
Herb Kohl 75%
James Kolbe 6%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
John Kuhl, Jr. 6%
Jon Kyl 5%
Ray LaHood 22%
Tom Lantos 94%
Steve LaTourette 11%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 56%
Jerry Lewis 6%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 70%
Blanche Lincoln 65%
John Linder 11%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 20%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 22%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 61%
Melquiades Martinez 10%
Thaddeus McCotter 17%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 17%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 100%
Michael McNulty 94%
Martin Meehan 94%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 89%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 33%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 94%
Brad Miller 94%
Alan Mollohan 56%
Dennis Moore 78%
Jack Murtha 56%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 6%
Ben Nelson 30%
Robert William Ney 11%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 6%
James Nussle 6%
Jim Oberstar 83%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 94%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 33%
Thomas William Osborne 6%
Major Owens 89%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ron Paul 44%
Donald Payne 83%
John Peterson 0%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 33%
Richard Pombo 6%
Earl Pomeroy 56%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
Deborah Pryce 6%
George Radanovich 6%
James Ramstad 61%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 11%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 39%
Thomas Reynolds 11%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 94%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 89%
Ken Salazar 80%
Rick Santorum 10%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 72%
Jean Schmidt 0%
John Schwarz 28%
John Shadegg 6%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 28%
Christopher Shays 78%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 61%
Ike Skelton 56%
Gordon Smith 45%
Olympia Snowe 70%
Vic Snyder 78%
Mike Sodrel 0%
Hilda Solis 94%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 89%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Ted Stevens 5%
Ted Strickland 78%
Bart Stupak 78%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 40%
John Sweeney 17%
James Talent 15%
Tom Tancredo 11%
John Tanner 50%
Ellen Tauscher 94%
Charles Taylor 6%
Gene Taylor 56%
Craig Thomas 15%
William Thomas 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Ed Towns 44%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 83%
George Voinovich 15%
James Walsh 22%
Zach Wamp 11%
John Warner 20%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 94%
Anthony Weiner 89%
David Weldon 11%
W. Curtis Weldon 28%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
Heather Wilson 22%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 67%
Bill Young 22%

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