Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2009 Positions

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

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