Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2009-2010 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 22%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 17%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 17%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 11%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 13%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 8%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 11%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 71%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 92%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 92%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 96%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 96%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 96%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 92%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 75%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 96%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 88%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 4%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu 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 96%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 79%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 4%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 96%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 8%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 92%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 4%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 4%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 96%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 76%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 100%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 4%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 83%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 96%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 92%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 94%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 4%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 29%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 96%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 8%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 13%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 21%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 29%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 17%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 83%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 86%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 92%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 38%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 54%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 11%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 92%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 96%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 88%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 96%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 96%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 4%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 17%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 17%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 17%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 68%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 92%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 92%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 88%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 17%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 96%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 75%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 8%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 75%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 92%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 11%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 4%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 11%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 6%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 29%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 4%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 96%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 13%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 6%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 29%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 8%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 13%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 8%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 96%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 96%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 96%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 83%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 96%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 92%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 39%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 21%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 29%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 96%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 94%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 92%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 92%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 8%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 29%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 92%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 79%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 72%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 92%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 4%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 96%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 8%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 17%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 11%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 4%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 83%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 94%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 6%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 96%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 33%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 33%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 8%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 89%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 63%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 67%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 58%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 88%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 96%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 21%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 94%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 100%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 96%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 8%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 96%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 25%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 96%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 96%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 96%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 96%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 94%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 88%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 29%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 96%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 25%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OH State House-59 John Boccieri D 92%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 13%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 17%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 4%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 94%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 29%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 83%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 88%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 94%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 4%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 4%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 92%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 38%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 4%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 21%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 6%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 4%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 96%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 17%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 11%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 4%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 4%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 92%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 96%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 4%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 4%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 4%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 4%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 13%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 8%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 79%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 92%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 8%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson 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 88%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 83%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 96%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 4%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 4%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 11%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 4%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 4%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 94%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 29%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 96%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 4%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 8%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 96%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 96%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 94%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 94%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 4%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 96%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 67%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 96%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 96%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 13%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 96%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 96%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 4%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 33%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 11%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 11%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 4%
Gary Ackerman 83%
John Adler 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 94%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 17%
Jason Altmire 79%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 92%
Steve Austria 4%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
Michele Bachmann 4%
Spencer Bachus 8%
Brian Baird 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 4%
John Barrow 83%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
Max Baucus 78%
Evan Bayh 56%
Melissa Bean 92%
Mark Begich 78%
Bob Bennett 17%
Shelley Berkley 92%
Howard Berman 96%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 38%
Brian Bilbray 25%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 11%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 8%
Mary Bono Mack 38%
Dan Boren 58%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 83%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
Bruce Braley 100%
Bobby Bright 38%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 4%
Scott Brown 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 25%
Jim Bunning 6%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 4%
Robert Byrd 44%
Dave Camp 13%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 46%
Dennis Cardoza 92%
Russ Carnahan 96%
Christopher Carney 75%
Mike Castle 63%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 96%
Travis Childers 67%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 6%
Kent Conrad 72%
Jerry Costello 75%
Mark Critz 67%
Kathy Dahlkemper 92%
Artur Davis 79%
Geoff Davis 4%
Lincoln Davis 63%
Bill Delahunt 83%
James DeMint 6%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 92%
Charles Djou 83%
Chris Dodd 89%
Byron Dorgan 83%
David Dreier 8%
Steve Driehaus 100%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 58%
Brad Ellsworth 71%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
John Ensign 6%
Bob Etheridge 92%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 96%
Barney Frank 92%
Elton Gallegly 4%
Jim Gerlach 38%
Gabrielle Giffords 92%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 92%
Carte Goodwin 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
Judd Gregg 17%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 33%
Kay Hagan 78%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 4%
Debbie Halvorson 92%
Phil Hare 92%
Tom Harkin 94%
Jane Harman 92%
Doc Hastings 4%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 67%
Baron Hill 88%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 96%
Pete Hoekstra 4%
Thomas Holden 79%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Kay Hutchison 11%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 17%
Daniel Inouye 94%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
Mike Johanns 6%
Timothy Johnson 89%
Tim Johnson 58%
Steve Kagen 88%
Paul Kanjorski 96%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 75%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 83%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 68%
Larry Kissell 88%
Ron Klein 96%
Herb Kohl 89%
Suzanne Kosmas 96%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 88%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Jon Kyl 6%
Mary Landrieu 67%
Tom Latham 13%
Steve LaTourette 42%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 13%
George LeMieux 15%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 4%
Joe Lieberman 83%
Blanche Lincoln 50%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 11%
Dan Lungren 0%
Connie Mack IV 13%
Dan Maffei 96%
Don Manzullo 4%
Betsy Markey 88%
Jim Marshall 54%
Jim Matheson 75%
Carolyn McCarthy 96%
Thaddeus McCotter 25%
Mike McIntyre 83%
Buck McKeon 8%
Michael McMahon 96%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 92%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 75%
Mike Michaud 100%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 92%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 67%
Harry Mitchell 67%
Alan Mollohan 79%
Dennis Moore 96%
Jim Moran, Jr. 96%
Patrick Murphy 83%
Scott Murphy 83%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 33%
Glenn Nye III 75%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 92%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 75%
Bill Owens 67%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 79%
Tom Petri 29%
Todd Platts 29%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Mark Pryor 67%
Adam Putnam 21%
George Radanovich 4%
Nick Rahall II 83%
Denny Rehberg 8%
Silvestre Reyes 83%
Laura Richardson 96%
Jay Rockefeller IV 72%
Ciro Rodriguez 79%
Mike Rogers 21%
Mike Ross 71%
Steve Rothman 96%
John Salazar 71%
Mark Schauer 96%
Jean Schmidt 13%
Aaron Schock 21%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 96%
John Shadegg 0%
Carol Shea-Porter 96%
Heath Shuler 88%
Ike Skelton 75%
Olympia Snowe 44%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 75%
Arlen Specter 72%
John Spratt, Jr. 96%
Pete Stark 75%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Bart Stupak 96%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 58%
Gene Taylor 54%
Harry Teague 83%
Lee Terry 13%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 96%
Ed Towns 96%
Mark Udall 83%
George Voinovich 28%
Zach Wamp 13%
Diane Watson 88%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 96%
Jim Webb, Jr. 83%
Anthony Weiner 88%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 79%
Frank Wolf 17%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 21%

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