Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2007 First Session Score

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 70%
Gary Ackerman 85%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 10%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 87%
Todd Akin 5%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 33%
Rodney Alexander 10%
Wayne Allard 20%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 80%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 85%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 5%
Brian Baird 95%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 33%
J. Gresham Barrett 5%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 65%
Roscoe Bartlett 45%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 73%
Melissa Bean 85%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 85%
Bob Bennett 7%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Howard Berman 85%
Marion Berry 70%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 67%
Judy Biggert 55%
Brian Bilbray 25%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 15%
Jeff Bingaman 93%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 5%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 10%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 10%
Dan Boren 15%
Leonard Boswell 75%
Rick Boucher 75%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 65%
Nancy Boyda 70%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 85%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 85%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 85%
Henry Brown, Jr. 5%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 87%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 7%
Ginny Brown-Waite 20%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 25%
Jim Bunning 7%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 7%
Dan Burton 5%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 70%
Steve Buyer 5%
Robert Byrd 73%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 20%
Chris Cannon 10%
Eric Cantor 5%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 87%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 20%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 95%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 95%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 93%
Dennis Cardoza 65%
Russ Carnahan 90%
Christopher Carney 80%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 93%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
Mike Castle 95%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 95%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 20%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 7%
Ben Chandler III 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 80%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 75%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 85%
Hillary Clinton 73%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 80%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 5%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 7%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 95%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
Norm Coleman 33%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
Kent Conrad 73%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 85%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 80%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 27%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 75%
Jerry Costello 75%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 95%
Larry Craig 13%
Robert Cramer 70%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 13%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 5%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 95%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 65%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 95%
Artur Davis 80%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 95%
David Davis 10%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 75%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 95%
Thomas Davis III 40%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 5%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 95%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 95%
Bill Delahunt 90%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 85%
James DeMint 7%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 55%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 20%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 15%
Norm Dicks 95%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 90%
Chris Dodd 60%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 90%
Elizabeth Dole 7%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 85%
John Doolittle 5%
Byron Dorgan 87%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 80%
Thelma Drake 10%
David Dreier 15%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 93%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 70%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100%
Brad Ellsworth 75%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 90%
Jo Ann Emerson 15%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 85%
Philip English 35%
John Ensign 33%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 13%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 90%
Bob Etheridge 85%
Terry Everett 10%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 90%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 90%
Tom Feeney 5%
Russ Feingold 93%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 87%
Michael Ferguson 85%
Bob Filner 90%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 15%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 5%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 45%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 30%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 10%
Barney Frank 80%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 5%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 70%
Elton Gallegly 15%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 20%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 70%
Gabrielle Giffords 95%
Wayne Gilchrest 60%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 95%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 85%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
Bart Gordon 80%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 7%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 33%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 5%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 85%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 65%
Judd Gregg 60%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 90%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 80%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 20%
John Hall 95%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
Phil Hare 85%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 87%
Jane Harman 90%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 90%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 5%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 13%
Robert Hayes 15%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 15%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 15%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 70%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 95%
Baron Hill 85%
Maurice Hinchey 95%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 55%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 90%
David Lee Hobson 20%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 5%
Thomas Holden 70%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 90%
Darlene Hooley 85%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 90%
Kenny Hulshof 5%
Duncan Hunter 5%
Kay Hutchison 7%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 25%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 95%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 7%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 95%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 90%
William Jefferson 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 80%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 95%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 5%
Tim Johnson 75%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 33%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 40%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 5%
Steve Kagen 90%
Paul Kanjorski 70%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 80%
Ric Keller 15%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 93%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 93%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 80%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 95%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 30%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 90%
Ron Klein 75%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 87%
Joseph Knollenberg 20%
Herb Kohl 93%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
John Kuhl, Jr. 30%
Jon Kyl 13%
Ray LaHood 35%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 5%
Nicholas Lampson 50%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 53%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 95%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 80%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 90%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 5%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 93%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 80%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 95%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 67%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 90%
Jerry Lewis 15%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 95%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 93%
Blanche Lincoln 67%
John Linder 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 90%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 90%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 90%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 95%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dick Lugar 53%
Dan Lungren 5%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 90%
Connie Mack IV 5%
Tim Mahoney 75%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 5%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 95%
Jim Marshall 55%
Melquiades Martinez 13%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 55%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 95%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 73%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 10%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 95%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 7%
Thaddeus McCotter 15%
James McCrery III 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 95%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
John McHugh 45%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 75%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 10%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 5%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 90%
Michael McNulty 95%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 85%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 90%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 55%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 93%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 5%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 93%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 25%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 5%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 95%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 10%
Brad Miller 90%
Harry Mitchell 100%
Alan Mollohan 55%
Dennis Moore 85%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 95%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 95%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 10%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 40%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
Patrick Murphy 90%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 20%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 87%
Jack Murtha 75%
Marilyn Musgrave 5%
Sue Myrick 10%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 95%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 90%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 95%
Ben Nelson 67%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
NA President Barack Obama II D 67%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Dave Obey 90%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 35%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 90%
Ron Paul 15%
Donald Payne 75%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 5%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 90%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
John Peterson 10%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 5%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 10%
Todd Platts 55%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 5%
Earl Pomeroy 85%
Jon Porter, Sr. 30%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 95%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 10%
Deborah Pryce 25%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 60%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 5%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 75%
James Ramstad 95%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 93%
Ralph Regula 20%
Denny Rehberg 10%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 85%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 87%
Richard Renzi 10%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Thomas Reynolds 5%
Laura Richardson 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 73%
Ciro Rodriguez 80%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 5%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 15%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 5%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 10%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 15%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 30%
Mike Ross 60%
Steve Rothman 90%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 85%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 15%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 80%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 85%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 25%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 80%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 70%
Ken Salazar 73%
William Sali 0%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 90%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 95%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 93%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 85%
Jim Saxton 75%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 95%
Jean Schmidt 10%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 93%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 95%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 80%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 90%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 20%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 85%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 13%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 5%
Christopher Shays 100%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 90%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 7%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 95%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 10%
Heath Shuler 75%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 5%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 5%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 95%
Ike Skelton 70%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 95%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 90%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 5%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 85%
Gordon Smith 73%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Vic Snyder 85%
Hilda Solis 95%
Mark Souder 5%
Zack Space 60%
Arlen Specter 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 85%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 67%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 15%
Ted Stevens 27%
Bart Stupak 70%
John Sullivan 5%
John Sununu 53%
Betty Sutton 85%
Tom Tancredo 10%
John Tanner 70%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 80%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 15%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 80%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 85%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 90%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 33%
Todd Tiahrt 5%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 15%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
Ed Towns 90%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 75%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 10%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 95%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 35%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 95%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 85%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 85%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
George Voinovich 20%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 5%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 20%
James Walsh 45%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 85%
Zach Wamp 10%
John Warner 47%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 90%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Diane Watson 90%
Mel Watt 95%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 95%
Jim Webb, Jr. 87%
Anthony Weiner 90%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 95%
David Weldon 5%
Gerald Weller 25%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
Robert Wexler 85%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 93%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 15%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 5%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 60%
Heather Wilson 15%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 60%
Lynn Woolsey 95%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 87%
Albert Wynn 100%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
Bill Young 35%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 10%

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