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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Environment America

2008 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 30%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 8%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 23%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 8%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 0%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 10%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 8%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 92%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 0%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 8%
CA Supervisor 1 Hilda Solis 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 23 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 92%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 8%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 92%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 70%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 0%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 92%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
DC U.S. House Delegate Eleanor Norton Democratic 86%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 90%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 15%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 23%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 46%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 31%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 69%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 15%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 85%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 8%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 92%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 0%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 8%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 2 Dave Loebsack Democratic 100%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 0%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 60%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 30%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 85%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 15%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 92%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 8%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 92%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 92%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 85%
IN U.S. Senate Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 0%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 10%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 8%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 0%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 15%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 100%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 8%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 0%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 0%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 92%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 38%
MI U.S. House 7 Tim Walberg Republican 8%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 23%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 92%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 80%
MN U.S. House 1 Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 0%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 85%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 77%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 92%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 8%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 80%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 0%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 92%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 0%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 90%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 85%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 54%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 8%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 0%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 62%
NE U.S. House 3 Adrian Smith Republican 8%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 8%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 54%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 0%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 80%
NV U.S. Senate Jr Dean Heller Republican 8%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 31%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 85%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic, Working Families 92%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 92%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 15%
OH U.S. House 4 Jim Jordan Republican 8%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 0%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 92%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 23%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 23%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 90%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 0%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 0%
OK Governor Mary Fallin Republican 0%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 23%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 8%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 92%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 38%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 15%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 8%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 92%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 10%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 50%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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