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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2012 Lifetime Score

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