Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2007 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 20%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 20%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 20%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 10%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 20%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 10%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 80%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 90%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 90%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 60%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 90%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 90%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 90%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 20%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 90%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 80%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 90%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 60%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 60%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 10%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 90%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 10%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 20%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 30%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 90%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 90%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 20%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 40%
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 70%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 10%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 90%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 10%
GU U.S. House-Delegate Madeleine Bordallo D 60%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 90%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 90%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 10%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 80%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 90%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 10%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 10%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 90%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 70%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 10%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 20%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 20%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 30%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 90%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 80%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 80%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 80%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 90%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 80%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 60%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 10%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 90%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 40%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 90%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 80%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 80%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 60%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 80%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 70%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 90%
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 90%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 60%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 80%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 30%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 20%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 40%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 90%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 90%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 20%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 90%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 50%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 0%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 10%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 90%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 30%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 80%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 90%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 80%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 90%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 80%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 90%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 40%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 10%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 20%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 90%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin 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 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 90%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 90%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 90%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 60%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 10%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 20%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 90%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 40%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 40%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 10%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 90%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 10%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 10%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 20%
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-9 Al Green D 90%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 10%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 10%
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 80%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 10%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 80%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 70%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 90%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 90%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
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 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 80%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 80%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 70%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 80%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 20%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 90%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 20%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 20%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 20%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 20%
Neil Abercrombie 70%
Gary Ackerman 90%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 80%
Todd Akin 10%
Rodney Alexander 10%
Wayne Allard 20%
Thomas Allen 100%
Jason Altmire 70%
Rob Andrews 90%
Michael Arcuri 90%
Joe Baca, Sr. 80%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 10%
Brian Baird 90%
J. Gresham Barrett 10%
John Barrow 30%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 80%
Melissa Bean 90%
Bob Bennett 20%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 60%
Judy Biggert 40%
Brian Bilbray 20%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 10%
Mary Bono Mack 30%
Dan Boren 0%
Leonard Boswell 70%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 50%
Nancy Boyda 70%
Bruce Braley 90%
Henry Brown, Jr. 10%
Ginny Brown-Waite 10%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 60%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 30%
Chris Cannon 10%
Eric Cantor 0%
Dennis Cardoza 60%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 80%
Mike Castle 90%
Saxby Chambliss 20%
Ben Chandler III 90%
Donna Christensen 100%
Howard Coble 10%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Norm Coleman 20%
Kent Conrad 60%
Jerry Costello 90%
Larry Craig 0%
Robert Cramer 80%
Barbara Cubin 0%
Artur Davis 80%
David Davis 20%
Lincoln Davis 90%
Thomas Davis III 30%
Bill Delahunt 90%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 30%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 90%
Elizabeth Dole 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 0%
John Doolittle 0%
Byron Dorgan 80%
Thelma Drake 0%
David Dreier 10%
Chet Edwards 60%
Vern Ehlers 70%
Brad Ellsworth 60%
Jo Ann Emerson 20%
Philip English 40%
Bob Etheridge 90%
Terry Everett 20%
Eni Faleomavaega 80%
Tom Feeney 0%
Russ Feingold 100%
Michael Ferguson 80%
Bob Filner 90%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 10%
Barney Frank 70%
Elton Gallegly 10%
Jim Gerlach 70%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 80%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
Bart Gordon 90%
Judd Gregg 40%
Charles Hagel 40%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 0%
Phil Hare 90%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 0%
Robert Hayes 30%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 80%
Baron Hill 80%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
David Lee Hobson 10%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 10%
Thomas Holden 80%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Darlene Hooley 80%
Kenny Hulshof 0%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 30%
Daniel Inouye 60%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 90%
William Jefferson 100%
Tim Johnson 60%
Timothy Johnson 60%
Steve Kagen 80%
Paul Kanjorski 60%
Ric Keller 10%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 90%
Dale Kildee 90%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 90%
Jack Kingston 0%
Ron Klein 80%
Joseph Knollenberg 30%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 70%
John Kuhl, Jr. 30%
Jon Kyl 0%
Ray LaHood 40%
Nicholas Lampson 30%
Mary Landrieu 20%
Tom Latham 10%
Steve LaTourette 40%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 80%
Jerry Lewis 10%
Ron Lewis 0%
Joe Lieberman 80%
Blanche Lincoln 40%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 40%
Dan Lungren 10%
Connie Mack IV 0%
Tim Mahoney 80%
Don Manzullo 0%
Jim Marshall 40%
Melquiades Martinez 40%
Jim Matheson 50%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 10%
James McCrery III 0%
John McHugh 50%
Mike McIntyre 80%
Buck McKeon 10%
Michael McNulty 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 80%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 60%
Mike Michaud 90%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 90%
Brad Miller 90%
Harry Mitchell 90%
Alan Mollohan 80%
Dennis Moore 90%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 60%
Jack Murtha 80%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 20%
Ben Nelson 60%
Jim Oberstar 70%
Dave Obey 80%
John Olver 100%
Ed Pastor 90%
Donald Payne 80%
John Peterson 10%
Tom Petri 40%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 0%
Todd Platts 60%
Earl Pomeroy 80%
Jon Porter, Sr. 10%
Deborah Pryce 30%
Mark Pryor 40%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 100%
James Ramstad 80%
Ralph Regula 10%
Denny Rehberg 10%
Richard Renzi 10%
Silvestre Reyes 70%
Thomas Reynolds 0%
Jay Rockefeller IV 80%
Ciro Rodriguez 80%
Mike Rogers 10%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 60%
Ken Salazar 60%
William Sali 0%
Jim Saxton 60%
Jean Schmidt 10%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 10%
Christopher Shays 80%
Carol Shea-Porter 90%
Heath Shuler 60%
Ike Skelton 70%
Gordon Smith 80%
Olympia Snowe 40%
Vic Snyder 80%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 10%
Zack Space 70%
Arlen Specter 60%
John Spratt, Jr. 80%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 10%
Ted Stevens 20%
Bart Stupak 60%
John Sullivan 10%
John Sununu 40%
Betty Sutton 90%
Tom Tancredo 10%
John Tanner 70%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 70%
Lee Terry 20%
Todd Tiahrt 10%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 90%
Mark Udall 90%
George Voinovich 20%
James Walsh 50%
Zach Wamp 10%
John Warner 40%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 90%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 80%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 0%
Gerald Weller 20%
Robert Wexler 90%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 90%
Heather Wilson 20%
Frank Wolf 60%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 30%

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