Rating Group: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

2009-2010 Positions

State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 17%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 14%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 14%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 71%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 86%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 83%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 83%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 100%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 86%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 57%
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 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 17%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 17%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu 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 100%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 14%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 33%
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-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 100%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 100%
CO Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar N/A 43%
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 100%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 83%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 0%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 33%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 14%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 14%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 29%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 29%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 43%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 57%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 14%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 86%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 86%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 0%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 86%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 100%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 0%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 14%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 67%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 86%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 100%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 14%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 71%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 0%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 14%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 57%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 86%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 100%
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 U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins 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 17%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 14%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 14%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 14%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 29%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, 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-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 100%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 86%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 86%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 86%
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 33%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 83%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 29%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 43%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 83%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 86%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 14%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 14%
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 71%
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 100%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 17%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 67%
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 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 43%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 43%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 71%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 71%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 0%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 57%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 86%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 17%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 100%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 29%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 86%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 83%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 43%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
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 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko 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-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
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 43%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 100%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 29%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 14%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 29%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 83%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 83%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 14%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 86%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 0%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 29%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 14%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 43%
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 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 17%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 0%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 14%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 0%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 71%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
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 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling 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-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 29%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway 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 83%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 86%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 14%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 86%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 71%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 0%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 0%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 100%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 29%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 0%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 0%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
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 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
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 71%
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 0%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 0%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 29%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 0%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 86%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 29%
Jason Altmire 57%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 86%
Steve Austria 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 86%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Brian Baird 86%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 86%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
Max Baucus 67%
Evan Bayh 50%
Melissa Bean 100%
Mark Begich 67%
Bob Bennett 0%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 83%
Judy Biggert 43%
Brian Bilbray 43%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boccieri 86%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 14%
Mary Bono Mack 57%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 86%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
Bruce Braley 100%
Bobby Bright 33%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 33%
Scott Brown 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 0%
Jim Bunning 0%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 0%
Robert Byrd 100%
Dave Camp 29%
John Campbell III 25%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 43%
Dennis Cardoza 86%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 80%
Mike Castle 57%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Travis Childers 43%
Donna Christensen 100%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 80%
Jerry Costello 67%
Mark Critz 50%
Kathy Dahlkemper 86%
Artur Davis 71%
Geoff Davis 0%
Lincoln Davis 57%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 43%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Charles Djou 50%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 83%
David Dreier 0%
Steve Driehaus 100%
Chet Edwards 57%
Vern Ehlers 57%
Brad Ellsworth 67%
Jo Ann Emerson 14%
John Ensign 17%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Eni Faleomavaega 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 14%
Jim Gerlach 29%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 86%
Bart Gordon 100%
Judd Gregg 0%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 50%
Kay Hagan 100%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 86%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 43%
Baron Hill 71%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 0%
Thomas Holden 57%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 17%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 0%
Timothy Johnson 100%
Tim Johnson 71%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 83%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Jack Kingston 0%
Larry Kissell 83%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 100%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 71%
Dennis Kucinich 86%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 40%
Tom Latham 14%
Steve LaTourette 29%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 29%
George LeMieux 0%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 25%
John Linder 0%
Dick Lugar 17%
Dan Lungren 17%
Connie Mack IV 14%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
Betsy Markey 71%
Jim Marshall 57%
Melquiades Martinez 50%
Eric Massa 80%
Jim Matheson 43%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 29%
Mike McIntyre 86%
Buck McKeon 33%
Michael McMahon 86%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 80%
Mike Michaud 100%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 57%
Harry Mitchell 57%
Alan Mollohan 71%
Dennis Moore 86%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 86%
Scott Murphy 83%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 0%
Ben Nelson 17%
Glenn Nye III 43%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 57%
Bill Owens 100%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 0%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 57%
Tom Petri 14%
Todd Platts 29%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
Mark Pryor 67%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 71%
Denny Rehberg 14%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Laura Richardson 100%
Jay Rockefeller IV 50%
Ciro Rodriguez 71%
Mike Rogers 33%
Mike Ross 57%
Steve Rothman 100%
Mark Schauer 100%
Jean Schmidt 20%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
José Serrano 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 100%
John Shadegg 0%
Carol Shea-Porter 100%
Heath Shuler 100%
Ike Skelton 71%
Olympia Snowe 17%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 20%
Zack Space 71%
Arlen Specter 67%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 86%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Bart Stupak 100%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 29%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Gene Taylor 43%
Harry Teague 71%
Lee Terry 14%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
John Tierney 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 50%
Zach Wamp 0%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 83%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 57%
Frank Wolf 29%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 33%

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