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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

1995-1996 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 96%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 11%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 89%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 96%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Saxby Chambliss Republican 4%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 11%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 89%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 0%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 81%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Daniel Coats Republican 19%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 96%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 89%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 93%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 4%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 88%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 85%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 96%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 92%
OH U.S. Senate Jr Rob Portman Republican 31%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 4%
OK U.S. Senate Jr Thomas Coburn Republican 15%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 92%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 96%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 4%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 62%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 0%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 93%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 96%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 93%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 96%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 4%
AL U.S. House 6 Spencer Bachus Republican 4%
AZ U.S. House 5 Matt Salmon Republican 27%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 25 Buck McKeon Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 81%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 19%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 96%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 4%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 15%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 85%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 8%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 96%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 38%
GA U.S. House 1 Jack Kingston Republican 31%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 46%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 3 Tom Latham Republican 8%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 88%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 81%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 12%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 4 Dave Camp Republican 23%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 50%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 96%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 81%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 85%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 38%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 4%
NC U.S. House 6 Howard Coble Republican 12%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 69%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 62%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 96%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 50%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 4%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 81%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 96%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 27%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 85%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 89%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 42%
SC U.S. House 1 Mark Sanford, Jr. Republican 62%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 92%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 4 Ralph Hall Republican 15%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 81%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 58%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 36 Steve Stockman Republican 4%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 81%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 19%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 10 Frank Wolf Republican 31%
WA U.S. House 4 Doc Hastings Republican 0%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 38%
WI U.S. House 6 Tom Petri Republican 46%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 81%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 27%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 92%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 27%
OH Governor John Kasich Republican 27%
OH State Senate 28 Thomas Sawyer Democratic 96%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine Republican 19%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 8%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
WI Mayor At-Large Tom Barrett Democratic 96%
IN Council Member At-Large John Myers Republican 4%
ME Councilor At-Large John Baldacci Democratic 88%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 4%
Gary Ackerman 88%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 85%
Wayne Allard 8%
Rob Andrews 92%
Bill Archer 4%
Richard Armey 4%
John Ashcroft 11%
Henry Scott Baesler 50%
Richard Hugh Baker 8%
William Baker 8%
Cass Ballenger 4%
James Barcia 46%
Bob Barr, Jr. 4%
Bill Barrett 4%
Roscoe Bartlett 12%
Charlie Bass 31%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 78%
Anthony Beilenson 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 69%
Douglas Bereuter 38%
Howard Berman 92%
Tom Bevill 31%
Brian Bilbray 46%
Michael Bilirakis 35%
Jeff Bingaman 78%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 4%
Peter Blute 42%
Sherwood Boehlert 77%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 4%
David Edward Bonior 88%
Sonny Bono 4%
Robert Borski, Jr. 88%
Rick Boucher 85%
Bill Bradley 78%
John Breaux 33%
Bill Brewster 19%
Glen Browder 35%
George Brown, Jr. 81%
Hank Brown 11%
Richard Bryan 89%
Ed Bryant 0%
John Bryant 73%
Dale Bumpers 93%
Jim Bunn 12%
Jim Bunning 8%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 15%
Robert Byrd 81%
Herbert Callahan 4%
Ben Campbell 19%
Thomas Campbell 85%
Mike Castle 62%
John Chafee 70%
Jim Chapman 19%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 0%
Jon Lynn Christensen 12%
Dick Chrysler 27%
William Clay, Sr. 96%
Eva Clayton 92%
Robert Clement 65%
William Clinger 15%
William Cohen 70%

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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