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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Sierra Club

2003 Positions

State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Brian Baird 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Frank Ballance, Jr. 100%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Howard Berman 100%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 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%
Julia Carson 100%
Edward Case 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
Peter Deutsch 100%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Lane Evans 100%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Harold Ford, Jr. 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 100%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
PA Commissioner At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Dennis Kucinich 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
James Leach 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
Denise Majette 100%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 100%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
Robert Matsui 100%
Karen McCarthy 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%
Michael McNulty 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
Donald Payne 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez 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%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 100%
Christopher Shays 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House 6 John Tierney Democratic 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 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%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 90%
Hillary Clinton 90%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 90%
James Merrill Jeffords 90%
Frank Lautenberg 90%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 90%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 90%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Jay Rockefeller IV Democratic 90%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 90%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 88%
Thomas Allen 88%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 88%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 88%
James Davis 88%
Norm Dicks 88%
Ernest Hollings 88%
Dale Kildee 88%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 88%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 88%
Gerald Kleczka 88%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 7 Mike McIntyre Democratic 88%
Martin Meehan 88%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 88%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 88%
Major Owens 88%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 88%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 88%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II Democratic 88%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 88%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 88%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 88%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 88%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 88%
John Spratt, Jr. 88%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 88%
Albert Wynn 88%
Bart Gordon 86%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 86%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 83%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 80%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 80%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 80%
Jon Corzine 80%
John Edwards 80%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 80%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 80%
Paul Sarbanes 80%
Chris Dodd 78%
Chris Bell 75%
Shelley Berkley 75%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 75%
Jerry Costello 75%
Jonas Frost III 75%
Baron Hill 75%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 75%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 75%
Nancy Johnson 75%
Nicholas Lampson 75%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 75%
Jim Marshall 75%
ME U.S. House 2 Mike Michaud Democratic 75%
James Ramstad 75%
Ciro Rodriguez 75%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 75%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 75%
Daniel Graham 71%

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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