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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2011 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 9%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 94%
NC U.S. House 2 Renee Ellmers Republican 9%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 34%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 94%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 3%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 6%
ND U.S. Senate Sr John Hoeven Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 29%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 6%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 91%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 18%
NH U.S. House 1 Frank Guinta Republican 11%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 54%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 60%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 9%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 97%
NJ U.S. House 7 Leonard Lance Republican 34%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 89%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 23%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 91%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 6%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 97%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 11%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 0%
NV U.S. House 3 Joe Heck, Jr. Republican 9%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 14%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 94%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 19 Chris Gibson Republican 17%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 97%
NY U.S. House 22 Richard Hanna Republican 29%
NY U.S. House 23 Tom Reed II Republican 14%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 91%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Democratic, Independence, Working Families, Women's Equality 90%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 91%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 6%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 6%
OH U.S. House 5 Bob Latta Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 6 Bill Johnson Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 9%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 89%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 97%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 11%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 97%
OH U.S. House 15 Steve Stivers Republican 14%
OH U.S. House 16 Jim Renacci Republican 6%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 18%
OK U.S. Senate Jr James Lankford Republican 9%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 9%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 9%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 14%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 94%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 5 Kurt Schrader Democratic 71%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 91%
PA U.S. Senate Jr Pat Toomey Republican 9%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 94%
PA U.S. House 3 Mike Kelly Republican 9%
PA U.S. House 5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 7 Pat Meehan Republican 17%
PA U.S. House 8 Mike Fitzpatrick Republican 46%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 9%
PA U.S. House 10 Tom Marino Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 14%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 91%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 23%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 9%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 11%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 91%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 9%
SC U.S. Senate Jr Tim Scott Republican 6%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 6%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 6%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 6%
SC U.S. House 5 Mick Mulvaney Republican 9%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 91%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
SD U.S. House At-Large Kristi Noem Republican 14%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 27%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 6%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 6%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 6%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 89%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 8 Stephen Fincher Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 91%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 66%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 11%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 80%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 51%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 69%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 89%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 9%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 6%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 97%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 9%
UT U.S. Senate Jr Mike Lee Republican 27%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 6%
UT U.S. House 3 Jason Chaffetz Republican 3%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 34%
VA U.S. House 2 Scott Rigell Republican 17%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 4 Randy Forbes Republican 14%
VA U.S. House 5 Robert Hurt Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 11%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 14%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 91%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 97%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 3 Jaime Herrera Beutler Republican 14%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 6%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 43%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Sr Ron Johnson Republican 9%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 97%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 3%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 89%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 3%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 9%
WI U.S. House 8 Reid Ribble Republican 6%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 64%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 17%
WV U.S. House 1 David McKinley Republican 11%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 9%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 9%
WY U.S. House At-Large Cynthia Lummis Republican 11%
Gary Ackerman 94%
Sandy Adams 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 9%
Rodney Alexander 11%
Jason Altmire 40%
Rob Andrews 94%
Steve Austria 11%
Joe Baca, Sr. 74%
Michele Bachmann 6%
Spencer Bachus 11%
John Barrow 46%
Roscoe Bartlett 9%
Charlie Bass 46%
Max Baucus 91%
Mark Begich 91%
Rick Berg 6%
Shelley Berkley 94%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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