Rating Group: American Wilderness Coalition

2001-2002 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 80%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 80%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 60%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 80%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 80%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 80%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 80%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 80%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 80%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 80%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 80%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 80%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 60%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 0%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 80%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 80%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 80%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 80%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 80%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 60%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 40%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 40%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 80%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 60%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 0%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 0%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 40%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 80%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 60%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 80%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 80%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 80%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 80%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 60%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 80%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 0%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 80%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 80%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 60%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 80%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 60%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 80%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 40%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 80%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 80%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 20%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 80%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 80%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 80%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 40%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 60%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves 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 60%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 80%
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 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 80%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 80%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 60%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 80%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 80%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 60%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 80%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 80%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 80%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 0%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 60%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 80%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 80%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 80%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 80%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 80%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 80%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 80%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 80%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 80%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 80%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 60%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 80%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 40%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 80%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 20%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 80%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 60%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 80%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 40%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 0%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 80%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 80%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 80%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 60%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 60%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 60%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 40%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 60%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 60%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 60%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 80%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 80%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 60%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 60%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 60%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 80%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 60%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 80%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 60%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 80%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 60%
Gary Ackerman 80%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 40%
Todd Akin 0%
Wayne Allard 20%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 80%
Rob Andrews 80%
Richard Armey 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 40%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 80%
Richard Hugh Baker 0%
Cass Ballenger 0%
James Barcia 40%
Bob Barr, Jr. 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 0%
Charlie Bass 40%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 80%
Bob Bennett 0%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 60%
Douglas Bereuter 0%
Shelley Berkley 80%
Howard Berman 80%
Marion Berry 20%
Judy Biggert 0%
Michael Bilirakis 0%
Jeff Bingaman 60%
Rod Blagojevich 80%
Sherwood Boehlert 60%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
David Edward Bonior 80%
Sonny Bono 0%
Robert Borski, Jr. 80%
Leonard Boswell 60%
Rick Boucher 80%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 20%
John Breaux 20%
Henry Brown, Jr. 0%
Ed Bryant 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Conrad Burns 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 40%
Herbert Callahan 0%
Dave Camp 0%
Ben Campbell 20%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Walter Holden Capps 80%
Jean Carnahan 40%
Brad Carson 0%
Mike Castle 40%
Linc Chafee 60%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
William Clay, Sr. 80%
Eva Clayton 60%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 60%
Robert Clement 60%
Hillary Clinton 60%
Howard Coble 0%
Michael Collins 0%
Larry Combest 0%
Gary Condit 60%
Kent Conrad 60%
John Cooksey 0%
Jon Corzine 80%
Jerry Costello 60%
Christopher Cox 0%
William Coyne 80%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 20%
Philip Crane 0%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Randall Cunningham 0%
Thomas Daschle 60%
James Davis 60%
Jo Ann Davis 0%
Thomas Davis III 20%
Bill Delahunt 80%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
Peter Deutsch 80%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 0%
Norm Dicks 80%
John Dingell 60%
Chris Dodd 60%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
Calvin Dooley 20%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 60%
David Dreier 0%
Jennifer Dunn 0%
John Edwards 80%
Chet Edwards 40%
Vern Ehlers 60%
Bob Ehrlich, Jr. 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 0%
Philip English 0%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 60%
Lane Evans 80%
Terry Everett 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 60%
Bob Filner 80%
Peter Fitzgerald 80%
Ernest Fletcher 0%
Mark Foley 20%
Harold Ford, Sr. 80%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 0%
Barney Frank 80%
William Frist 0%
Jonas Frost III 60%
Elton Gallegly 0%
John Ganske 20%
George Gekas 0%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 60%
Jim Gibbons 0%
Wayne Gilchrest 20%
Paul Gillmor 0%
Benjamin Gilman 40%
Charlie Gonzalez 60%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 20%
Bart Gordon 40%
Porter Goss 0%
Daniel Graham 60%
William Phillip Gramm 0%
Mark Green 0%
James Greenwood 60%
Judd Gregg 0%
Felix Grucci, Jr. 0%
Gilbert Gutknecht 0%
Charles Hagel 0%
Ralph Hall 20%
Tony Hall 80%
James Hansen 0%
Tom Harkin 80%
Jane Harman 60%
Melissa Hart 0%
J. Dennis Hastert 0%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 0%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 0%
Joel Hefley 0%
Jesse Helms 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Baron Hill 40%
Van Hilleary 0%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 60%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 0%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 40%
Ernest Hollings 60%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 80%
Stephen Horn 60%
John Nathan Hostettler 0%
Amory Houghton, Jr. 0%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Y. Tim Hutchinson 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Henry Hyde 0%
Daniel Inouye 40%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 80%
William Jefferson 60%
James Merrill Jeffords 60%
William Lewis Jenkins 0%
Christopher John 20%
Nancy Johnson 80%
Tim Johnson 60%
Timothy Johnson 40%
Paul Kanjorski 40%
Ric Keller 0%
Sue Kelly 40%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 80%
Mark Kennedy 20%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
Brian Kerns 0%
Dale Kildee 80%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 80%
Jack Kingston 0%
Gerald Kleczka 80%
Joseph Knollenberg 0%
Herb Kohl 60%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
Jon Kyl 0%
John LaFalce 60%
Ray LaHood 20%
Nicholas Lampson 60%
Mary Landrieu 20%
Tom Lantos 80%
Stephen Largent 0%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 0%
James Leach 80%
Carl Levin 60%
Jerry Lewis 0%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 0%
William Lipinski 40%
Trent Lott, Sr. 0%
Ken Lucas 40%
Dick Lugar 20%
William Luther 80%
James Maloney 80%
Don Manzullo 0%
Frank Mascara 40%
Jim Matheson 60%
Robert Matsui 80%
Carolyn McCarthy 80%
Karen McCarthy 80%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 0%
Scott McInnis 20%
Mike McIntyre 60%
Buck McKeon 0%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 80%
Michael McNulty 80%
Martin Meehan 80%
Carrie Meek 80%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 80%
Dan Miller 0%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Zell Bryan Miller 0%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 80%
Alan Mollohan 40%
Dennis Moore 80%
Jim Moran, Jr. 80%
Constance Morella 100%
Frank Murkowski 0%
Jack Murtha 40%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 20%
George Nethercutt, Jr. 0%
Robert William Ney 0%
Don Nickles 0%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 0%
James Nussle 0%
Jim Oberstar 40%
Dave Obey 60%
John Olver 80%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 20%
Thomas William Osborne 0%
Doug Ose 0%
Major Owens 80%
Michael Oxley 0%
Ed Pastor 60%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 80%
John Peterson 0%
Tom Petri 20%
David Phelps 60%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 0%
Richard Pombo 0%
Earl Pomeroy 60%
Deborah Pryce 0%
Jack Quinn 0%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 80%
James Ramstad 60%
Ralph Regula 0%
Denny Rehberg 0%
Silvestre Reyes 60%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Bob Riley 20%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 80%
Jay Rockefeller IV 60%
Ciro Rodriguez 60%
Timothy Roemer 60%
Mike Rogers 0%
Mike Ross 0%
Steve Rothman 80%
Marge Roukema 60%
Jim Ryun 0%
Martin Olav Sabo 80%
Max Sandlin, Jr. 40%
Rick Santorum 0%
Paul Sarbanes 80%
Jim Saxton 60%
Robert Schaffer 0%
Edward Schrock 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 0%
Christopher Shays 100%
Donald Sherwood 0%
Ronnie Shows 20%
E.G. Shuster 0%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 60%
Joseph Skeen 0%
Ike Skelton 20%
Gordon Smith 0%
Nick Smith 0%
Bob Smith 20%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 60%
Mark Souder 0%
Arlen Specter 20%
John Spratt, Jr. 60%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Charles Stenholm 20%
Ted Stevens 0%
Ted Strickland 60%
Bob Stump 0%
Bart Stupak 40%
John Sununu 0%
John Sweeney 0%
Tom Tancredo 0%
John Tanner 20%
Ellen Tauscher 80%
William Tauzin 0%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 20%
Lee Terry 0%
Craig Thomas 0%
William Thomas 0%
Fred Thompson 0%
Karen Thurman 60%
Strom Thurmond 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 80%
Robert Torricelli 80%
Ed Towns 80%
James Traficant, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 80%
James Turner 40%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 0%
James Walsh 40%
Zach Wamp 0%
John Warner 20%
Wesley Watkins 0%
Diane Watson 60%
Mel Watt 80%
Julius Caesar Watts, Jr. 0%
Henry Waxman 80%
Anthony Weiner 80%
David Weldon 0%
W. Curtis Weldon 20%
Gerald Weller 0%
Paul Wellstone 80%
Robert Wexler 80%
Heather Wilson 0%
Frank Wolf 0%
Lynn Woolsey 80%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 80%
Bill Young 0%

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