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Rating Group: Environment America

2011-2012 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 100%
NH U.S. Senate Jr Kelly Ayotte Republican 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Max Baucus 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
AK U.S. Senate Jr Mark Begich Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic, Independent 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
Scott Brown 100%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
DE U.S. House At-Large John Carney, Jr. Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 100%
Hansen Clarke 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 100%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 100%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 21 Ted Deutch Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 4 Donna Edwards Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
NC U.S. Senate Jr Kay Hagan Democratic 100%
HI U.S. House 1 Colleen Hanabusa Democratic 100%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
Daniel Inouye 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
MN U.S. Senate Sr Amy Klobuchar Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
NM U.S. House 3 Ben Lujan, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Sr Claire McCaskill Democratic 100%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
WA U.S. House 7 Jim McDermott Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
OR U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Merkley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
John Olver 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 14 Gary Peters Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 2 Jared Polis Democratic 100%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 100%
AR U.S. Senate Sr Mark Pryor Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
MD U.S. House 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 100%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
NH U.S. Senate Sr Jeanne Shaheen Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
Olympia Snowe 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Betty Sutton 100%
MT U.S. Senate Sr Jon Tester Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 20 Paul Tonko Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 3 Niki Tsongas Democratic 100%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Mark Udall Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 88%
Howard Berman 88%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 88%
IA U.S. House 1 Bruce Braley Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 88%
Russ Carnahan 88%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 88%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 88%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 88%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 88%
Barney Frank 88%
CA U.S. House 44 Janice Hahn Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 9 Bill Keating Democratic 88%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 88%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 88%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 9 Jerry McNerney Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 88%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 88%
CT U.S. Senate Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 88%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 88%
CO U.S. House 7 Ed Perlmutter Democratic 88%
ME U.S. House 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 88%
Silvestre Reyes 88%
Laura Richardson 88%
Steve Rothman 88%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 88%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 88%
Ed Towns 88%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
Mel Watt 88%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 88%
KY U.S. House 3 John Yarmuth Democratic 88%
Rob Andrews 77%
Charlie Bass 77%
Shelley Berkley 77%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 77%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 77%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 77%
Norm Dicks 77%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 77%
NM U.S. Senate Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 77%
HI U.S. Senate Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 77%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 77%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 77%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 77%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 77%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 77%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 77%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 77%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 77%

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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