Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

1999 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 6%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 11%
AZ U.S. House-5 Matthew Salmon R 6%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 81%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 89%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 69%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 94%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 94%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 94%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 94%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 63%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 88%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 81%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 6%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 81%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 13%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 94%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 94%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 75%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 13%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 94%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 88%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 88%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 31%
FL Justice of the Supreme Court Charles Canady 6%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 6%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 18%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 6%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 50%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 94%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 13%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 94%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 11%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 89%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 69%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 94%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 94%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 88%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 13%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 33%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 13%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 6%
KY Commissioner of the Department of Veterans' Affairs Ken Lucas D 19%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 22%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 94%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 94%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 67%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 88%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 69%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 67%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 88%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 78%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 81%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 44%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 94%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 81%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 94%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 38%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 88%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 78%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 11%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 25%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 81%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 6%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 38%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 13%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 44%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 75%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 56%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 88%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 67%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 31%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 81%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 81%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 94%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 63%
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 D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 94%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 94%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 94%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 94%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 25%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 38%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 81%
OH Governor John Kasich R 6%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 100%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 11%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr Thomas Coburn R 25%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 6%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 88%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 88%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 31%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 81%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 88%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 56%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 6%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 94%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 6%
SC U.S. House-1 Mark Sanford, Jr. R 38%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 94%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 89%
SD U.S. Senate-Jr John Thune R 6%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 13%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 6%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 6%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 63%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 75%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 75%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 81%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 6%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 94%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 81%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 6%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 75%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 19%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 56%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 88%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 75%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 31%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 81%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 19%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 19%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 89%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 75%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Edmond Spencer Abraham 0%
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 89%
Wayne Allard 0%
Thomas Allen 81%
Rob Andrews 94%
Bill Archer 6%
Richard Armey 6%
John Ashcroft 0%
Brian Baird 88%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 6%
James Barcia 50%
Robert Barr, Jr. 19%
Bill Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 6%
Charlie Bass 38%
Herbert Bateman 0%
Max Baucus 78%
Evan Bayh 67%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 63%
Douglas Bereuter 38%
Shelley Berkley 75%
Howard Berman 94%
Marion Berry 31%
Judy Biggert 31%
Brian Bilbray 75%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 67%
Rod Blagojevich 94%
Thomas Bliley, Jr. 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 75%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 100%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 88%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 69%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 44%
John Breaux 0%
Richard Bryan 78%
Ed Bryant 6%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 6%
Robert Byrd 22%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Ben Campbell 0%
Thomas Campbell 56%
Chris Cannon 6%
Julia Carson 81%
Mike Castle 75%
Helen Chenoweth-Hage 6%
William Clay, Sr. 100%
Eva Clayton 81%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 89%
Robert Clement 44%
Michael Collins 19%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 44%
Kent Conrad 56%
Merrill Cook 19%
John Cooksey 6%
Jerry Costello 69%
Paul Coverdell 0%
Christopher Cox 6%
William Coyne 88%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 25%
Philip Crane 13%
Barbara Cubin 6%
Randall Cunningham 6%
Patsy Ann Danner 31%
Thomas Daschle 56%
James Davis 63%
Thomas Davis III 25%
Bill Delahunt 94%
Thomas DeLay 6%
James DeMint 13%
Peter Deutsch 94%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 25%
Jay Dickey 0%
Norm Dicks 81%
Julian Dixon 100%
Chris Dodd 89%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 50%
John Doolittle 6%
Byron Dorgan 78%
David Dreier 6%
Jennifer Dunn 6%
John Edwards 78%
Chet Edwards 44%
Vern Ehlers 38%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 25%
Jo Ann Emerson 6%
Philip English 19%
Bob Etheridge 75%
Lane Evans 94%
Terry Everett 6%
Thomas Ewing 6%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Peter Fitzgerald 44%
Ernest Fletcher 6%
Mark Foley 38%
Michael Patrick Forbes 75%
Harold Ford, Jr. 81%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 31%
Tillie Fowler 19%
Barney Frank 88%
Robert Franks 69%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 63%
Elton Gallegly 13%
John Ganske 25%
Sam Gejdenson 88%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 94%
Jim Gibbons 13%
Wayne Gilchrest 56%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 63%
Charlie Gonzalez 94%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 19%
William Goodling 6%
Bart Gordon 56%
Slade Gorton 11%
Porter Goss 25%
Daniel Graham 78%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Rodney Grams 11%
Mark Green 13%
James Greenwood 50%
Judd Gregg 44%
Gilbert Gutknecht 6%
Tony Hall 75%
James Hansen 13%
Robert Hayes 13%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 13%
Joel Hefley 13%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 6%
Baron Hill 50%
Rick Hill 6%
Van Hilleary 13%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 69%
Maurice Hinchey 81%
David Lee Hobson 6%
Pete Hoekstra 6%
Thomas Holden 56%
Ernest Hollings 56%
Darlene Hooley 81%
Stephen Horn 56%
John Nathan Hostettler 13%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 44%
Kenny Hulshof 31%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Asa Hutchinson 6%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 33%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
William Jefferson 63%
James Merrill Jeffords 89%
William Lewis Jenkins 13%
Christopher John 0%
Nancy Johnson 69%
Paul Kanjorski 81%
Sue Kelly 69%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 89%
Patrick Kennedy 94%
Bob Kerrey 89%
Dale Kildee 94%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 94%
Gerald Kleczka 100%
Ronald Klink 69%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 67%
James Kolbe 19%
Dennis Kucinich 88%
Steven Kuykendall 25%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 88%
Ray LaHood 19%
Nicholas Lampson 75%
Tom Lantos 69%
Stephen Largent 13%
Steve LaTourette 25%
Frank Lautenberg 78%
Rick Lazio 69%
James Leach 56%
Jerry Lewis 6%
Ron Lewis 6%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 11%
John Linder 13%
William Lipinski 75%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Dick Lugar 33%
William Luther 88%
Connie Mack 0%
James Maloney 81%
Don Manzullo 6%
Matthew Martinez 75%
Frank Mascara 56%
Robert Matsui 94%
Karen McCarthy 81%
Bill McCollum 13%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 25%
Scott McInnis 13%
David McIntosh 6%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 94%
Michael McNulty 88%
Martin Meehan 100%
Carrie Meek 81%
Jack Metcalf 19%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
Dan Miller 31%
David Minge 75%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 94%
John Moakley 94%
Alan Mollohan 25%
Dennis Moore 81%
Constance Morella 88%
Patrick Moynihan 44%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 38%
Sue Myrick 6%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 13%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 6%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 75%
Dave Obey 94%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 44%
Doug Ose 6%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ronald Packard 0%
Ron Paul 25%
Donald Payne 100%
Edward Pease 19%
John Peterson 0%
David Phelps 63%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 6%
Owen Pickett 25%
Richard Pombo 6%
Earl Pomeroy 56%
John Edward Porter 56%
Deborah Pryce 6%
Jack Quinn 44%
George Radanovich 6%
James Ramstad 75%
Ralph Regula 13%
Silvestre Reyes 63%
Thomas Reynolds 19%
Bob Riley 0%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 63%
Charles Robb 78%
Ciro Rodriguez 81%
Timothy Roemer 63%
James Rogan 6%
William Roth, Jr. 56%
Steve Rothman 94%
Marge Roukema 63%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 94%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 19%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 89%
Jim Saxton 63%
Joe Scarborough 31%
Robert Schaffer 6%
John Shadegg 6%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 13%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 6%
Ronnie Shows 31%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Norman Sisisky 31%
Joseph Skeen 6%
Ike Skelton 38%
Gordon Smith 33%
Nick Smith 19%
Bob Smith 0%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Vic Snyder 88%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 44%
Floyd Spence 6%
John Spratt, Jr. 63%
Pete Stark 88%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Charles Stenholm 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 69%
Bob Stump 6%
Bart Stupak 75%
John Sununu 19%
John Sweeney 13%
James Talent 13%
Tom Tancredo 13%
John Tanner 31%
Ellen Tauscher 81%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 6%
Gene Taylor 38%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 6%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 56%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
Robert Torricelli 89%
Ed Towns 88%
James Traficant, Jr. 19%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 88%
James Turner 38%
Bruce Vento 94%
George Voinovich 11%
James Walsh 31%
Zach Wamp 13%
John Warner 33%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Mel Watt 88%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Anthony Weiner 94%
David Weldon 6%
W. Curtis Weldon 25%
Gerald Weller 13%
Paul Wellstone 89%
Robert Wexler 100%
Bob Weygand 81%
Heather Wilson 6%
Bob Wise, Jr. 50%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 88%
Albert Wynn 81%
Bill Young 0%

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