Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2007-2008 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 71%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 13%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 91%
Todd Akin 6%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 30%
Rodney Alexander 7%
Jason Altmire 69%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 88%
Joe Baca, Sr. 81%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 13%
Brian Baird 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 20%
J. Gresham Barrett 13%
John Barrow 44%
Roscoe Bartlett 31%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Max Baucus 64%
Evan Bayh 82%
Melissa Bean 94%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 93%
Bob Bennett 18%
Shelley Berkley 94%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 63%
Judy Biggert 53%
Brian Bilbray 33%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 31%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 75%
Tim Bishop 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 7%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
Kit Bond 9%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 7%
Mary Bono Mack 40%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 6%
GU U.S. House-Delegate Madeleine Bordallo D 67%
Dan Boren 25%
Leonard Boswell 69%
Rick Boucher 88%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 56%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 88%
Bruce Braley 93%
Paul Broun 0%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 94%
Henry Brown, Jr. 6%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 91%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 18%
Ginny Brown-Waite 25%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 44%
Jim Bunning 9%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 9%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 87%
Steve Buyer 8%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 7%
Dave Camp 0%
John Campbell III 20%
Eric Cantor 6%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 91%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 31%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 94%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
Dennis Cardoza 69%
Russ Carnahan 94%
Christopher Carney 75%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 73%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 83%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
Mike Castle 94%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 25%
Saxby Chambliss 18%
Ben Chandler III 94%
Travis Childers 100%
Donna Christensen 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 93%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 86%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 87%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 88%
Howard Coble 13%
Thomas Coburn 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 9%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 0%
Norm Coleman 44%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 82%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 7%
Kent Conrad 80%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 88%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 10%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 10%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 63%
Jerry Costello 88%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100%
Larry Craig 10%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 9%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 14%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 75%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 94%
Artur Davis 81%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
David Davis 13%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 81%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 6%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 93%
Bill Delahunt 88%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 88%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 63%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 36%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 31%
Norm Dicks 94%
John Dingell 94%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 63%
Byron Dorgan 73%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 88%
David Dreier 7%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 7%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
Chet Edwards 56%
Vern Ehlers 75%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 100%
Brad Ellsworth 56%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 19%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 88%
John Ensign 22%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 18%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
Bob Etheridge 88%
Eni Faleomavaega 83%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 88%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 94%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Bob Filner 88%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 20%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 50%
Luis Fortuño 17%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 83%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 13%
Barney Frank 93%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 6%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 69%
Elton Gallegly 6%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 13%
Jim Gerlach 80%
Gabrielle Giffords 88%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 81%
Phil Gingrey 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 6%
Charlie Gonzalez 75%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
Bart Gordon 87%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 11%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 27%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 6%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 88%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 75%
Judd Gregg 22%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 93%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 83%
Charles Hagel 27%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 0%
Phil Hare 88%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 93%
Doc Hastings 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 18%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 19%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 19%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 75%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100%
Baron Hill 81%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 80%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 93%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 6%
Thomas Holden 81%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 88%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
Kay Hutchison 10%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 31%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 82%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 9%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 7%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 88%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 93%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal R 0%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 88%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 94%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Tim Johnson 69%
Timothy Johnson 80%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 20%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 6%
Steve Kagen 81%
Paul Kanjorski 73%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 94%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 88%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Dale Kildee 88%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 88%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 94%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
Jack Kingston 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 88%
Ron Klein 87%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 82%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 93%
Jon Kyl 10%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
Mary Landrieu 18%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 94%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 75%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
Tom Latham 19%
Steve LaTourette 44%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 91%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 94%
Carl Levin 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 88%
Jerry Lewis 13%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
Joe Lieberman 91%
Blanche Lincoln 64%
John Linder 7%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 94%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 88%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
Dick Lugar 27%
Dan Lungren 6%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
Connie Mack IV 7%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 94%
Don Manzullo 6%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 7%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Jim Marshall 50%
Melquiades Martinez 60%
Jim Matheson 63%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 94%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 82%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 13%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 9%
Thaddeus McCotter 13%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
John McHugh 44%
Mike McIntyre 81%
Buck McKeon 13%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 88%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 81%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 88%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 63%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 6%
Mike Michaud 94%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 91%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 38%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 93%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
Brad Miller 88%
Harry Mitchell 94%
Alan Mollohan 81%
Dennis Moore 87%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 13%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 20%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
Patrick Murphy 75%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 25%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 91%
Jack Murtha 81%
Sue Myrick 13%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 88%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
Ben Nelson 64%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
DC U.S. House-Delegate Eleanor Norton D 50%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 0%
Jim Oberstar 80%
Dave Obey 88%
John Olver 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 93%
Ed Pastor 88%
Donald Payne 100%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 6%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 7%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 75%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 63%
Tom Petri 50%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 7%
Todd Platts 69%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 7%
Earl Pomeroy 75%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 94%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 13%
Mark Pryor 64%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 6%
George Radanovich 6%
Nick Rahall II 94%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 88%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Denny Rehberg 13%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 81%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 91%
Silvestre Reyes 75%
Laura Richardson 71%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 10%
Jay Rockefeller IV 91%
Ciro Rodriguez 75%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 6%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 20%
Mike Rogers 13%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 19%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 50%
Mike Ross 50%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 88%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 13%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 81%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 19%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 80%
John Salazar 63%
Ken Salazar 82%
William Sali 6%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 94%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 88%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
Jean Schmidt 13%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 88%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 94%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 19%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 88%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 6%
Carol Shea-Porter 94%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 18%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 13%
Heath Shuler 60%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 6%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 19%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
Ike Skelton 73%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 6%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 93%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 0%
Olympia Snowe 64%
Vic Snyder 81%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 93%
Mark Souder 19%
Zack Space 69%
Arlen Specter 40%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 75%
John Spratt, Jr. 81%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 82%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 6%
Ted Stevens 20%
Bart Stupak 73%
John Sullivan 13%
John Sununu 36%
Betty Sutton 88%
Tom Tancredo 7%
John Tanner 69%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 73%
Lee Terry 25%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 73%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 88%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 81%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 27%
Todd Tiahrt 13%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 31%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 94%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 13%
Mark Udall 88%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 94%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 56%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 88%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 94%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
George Voinovich 18%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 6%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 20%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 75%
Zach Wamp 19%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 88%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
Diane Watson 94%
Mel Watt 93%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 73%
Anthony Weiner 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 94%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
Robert Wexler 88%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 44%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 81%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 33%
Frank Wolf 56%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 82%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
Bill Young 44%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 13%

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