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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2011 Lifetime Score

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
Hansen Clarke 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 99%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 99%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 98%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 98%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 98%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 98%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 98%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 98%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 98%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 97%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 97%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 97%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 97%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 97%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 97%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 97%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 97%
John Olver 97%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 97%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 97%
PA U.S. House 13 Allyson Schwartz Democratic 97%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 97%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 97%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 97%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 96%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 96%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 96%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 96%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 96%
Frank Lautenberg 96%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 96%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 96%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 96%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 96%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 96%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 96%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 96%
Lynn Woolsey 96%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 95%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 95%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 95%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 95%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 95%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 95%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 95%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 95%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 95%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 95%
Brad Miller 95%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 95%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 95%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 95%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 95%
David Wu 95%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 94%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 94%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 94%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 94%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 94%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 94%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 94%
Steve Rothman 94%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 94%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
Russ Carnahan 93%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 93%
Maurice Hinchey 93%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 93%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 93%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 93%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 93%
Anthony Weiner 93%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 92%
Bob Filner 92%
Barney Frank 92%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 92%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 92%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 92%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 92%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 92%
Laura Richardson 92%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 92%
Betty Sutton 92%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 92%
Mel Watt 92%
Rob Andrews 91%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 91%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 91%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 91%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 91%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 91%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 91%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 91%
Dennis Kucinich 91%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 91%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 91%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 14 Jackie Speier Democratic 91%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 91%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 90%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 90%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 90%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 90%
Kathy Hochul 90%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 90%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 90%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 90%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 90%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 90%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 89%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 89%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 89%
Gabrielle Giffords 89%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 89%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 89%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 89%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 89%
Donald Payne 89%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 89%
Jim Webb, Jr. 89%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 89%
Gary Ackerman 88%
Howard Berman 88%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 88%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 88%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 88%
Dale Kildee 88%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 88%
Pete Stark 88%
Shelley Berkley 87%
Ben Chandler III 87%
Joe Lieberman 87%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 87%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 87%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 87%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 87%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 86%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 86%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 86%
LA U.S. House 2 Cedric Richmond Democratic 86%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 86%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 86%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 85%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 85%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 85%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 84%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 84%
Herb Kohl 84%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 84%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 84%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 83%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 83%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 83%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 82%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 82%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 81%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 81%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 80%
Jane Harman 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 80%
AL U.S. House 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 80%
Ed Towns 80%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 80%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 79%

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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