Rating Group: American Wilderness Coalition

2003-2004 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 73%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 25%
Todd Akin 9%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
Rodney Alexander 27%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 91%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 45%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 0%
Brian Baird 91%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 36%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Charlie Bass 45%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Beauprez 0%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 73%
Howard Berman 82%
Marion Berry 18%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Judy Biggert 18%
Michael Bilirakis 9%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 27%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 64%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 0%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 0%
Leonard Boswell 64%
Rick Boucher 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 18%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 45%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 36%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 91%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 9%
Robert Byrd 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 0%
Chris Cannon 0%
VA U.S. House-7 Eric Cantor R 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 9%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 82%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
Dennis Cardoza 55%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
Julia Carson 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
Edward Case 91%
Mike Castle 64%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 9%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 0%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Chris Chocola 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 73%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 73%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
Norm Coleman 75%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 82%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
Jerry Costello 91%
Christopher Cox 0%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 27%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
Barbara Cubin 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Artur Davis 73%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 45%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
Thomas Davis III 27%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Bill Delahunt 82%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 75%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 9%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
Norm Dicks 91%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 100%
Chris Dodd 75%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
Elizabeth Dole 0%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 75%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 100%
David Dreier 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 9%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Chet Edwards 18%
Vern Ehlers 45%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Philip English 9%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
Bob Etheridge 91%
Lane Evans 82%
Terry Everett 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Michael Ferguson 64%
Bob Filner 91%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
Mark Foley 0%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
Harold Ford, Jr. 91%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 45%
William Frist 0%
Elton Gallegly 0%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 18%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 64%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 36%
Paul Gillmor 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
Bart Gordon 82%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
Mark Green 9%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 64%
Judd Gregg 0%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 100%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 0%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 18%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 0%
Melissa Hart 9%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 91%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 64%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 82%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 9%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 0%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
William Jefferson 45%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
Nancy Johnson 64%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Tim Johnson 82%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 9%
Paul Kanjorski 55%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 73%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 27%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 75%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 9%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 82%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 0%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 91%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 91%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 82%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
Jerry Lewis 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 75%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 0%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 82%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 91%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dick Lugar 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Jim Marshall 64%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 73%
Robert Matsui 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 75%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 100%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
Thaddeus McCotter 0%
James McCrery III 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
John McHugh 0%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 91%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 0%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 91%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 73%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 0%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jefferson Miller R 0%
Brad Miller 100%
Alan Mollohan 9%
Dennis Moore 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 73%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 0%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 9%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 36%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
Ben Nelson 75%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 9%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 64%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 27%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
Major Owens 91%
Michael Oxley 9%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 91%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 100%
Ron Paul 18%
Donald Payne 82%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 18%
John Peterson 0%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 55%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 9%
Todd Platts 9%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 73%
Jon Porter, Sr. 0%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
Deborah Pryce 9%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 0%
George Radanovich 0%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
James Ramstad 82%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Richard Renzi 0%
Silvestre Reyes 36%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 0%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 9%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 9%
Mike Ross 18%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 9%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 9%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 91%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 82%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 82%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 45%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 82%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
Donald Sherwood 0%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 82%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
Ike Skelton 36%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 91%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 82%
Gordon Smith 75%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Olympia Snowe 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 25%
John Spratt, Jr. 91%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 91%
Bart Stupak 64%
John Sullivan 0%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 27%
James Talent 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 18%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 18%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 36%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 82%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 9%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
Ed Towns 91%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 18%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
George Voinovich 0%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 0%
James Walsh 45%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 9%
Gerald Weller 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 9%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 9%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
Heather Wilson 0%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 0%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 0%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%

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