Rating Group: National Parks Conservation Association

1999-2000 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 87%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 87%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 87%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 87%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 87%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 87%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 87%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 87%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 87%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 87%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 87%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 87%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 87%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 87%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 87%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 87%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 87%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 87%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 87%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 87%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 87%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 87%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 87%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 87%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 87%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 87%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 87%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 87%
ME Councilor-At-Large John Baldacci D 87%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 87%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 87%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 87%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 87%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 87%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 87%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 87%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 87%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 100%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 87%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 87%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 87%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 87%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 87%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 87%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 87%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 87%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 87%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 87%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 87%
OH State Senate-28 Thomas Sawyer D 87%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 87%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 87%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 87%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 87%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle, Jr. D 87%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 87%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 80%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 87%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 87%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 87%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 87%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 87%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 87%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 87%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 87%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 87%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 87%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 87%
WI Mayor-At-Large Tom Barrett D 87%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 87%
Thomas Allen 87%
Rob Andrews 87%
Brian Baird 87%
Charlie Bass 87%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 80%
Kenneth Bentsen, Jr. 87%
Douglas Bereuter 87%
Shelley Berkley 87%
Judy Biggert 87%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Rod Blagojevich 87%
Sherwood Boehlert 87%
David Edward Bonior 87%
Robert Borski, Jr. 87%
Leonard Boswell 87%
Rick Boucher 87%
Mike Castle 100%
Eva Clayton 87%
Joseph Maxwell Cleland 100%
Robert Clement 87%
Gary Condit 87%
Jerry Costello 87%
William Coyne 87%
Robert Cramer 87%
Thomas Daschle 100%
James Davis 87%
Thomas Davis III 87%
Peter Deutsch 87%
Norm Dicks 87%
Chris Dodd 80%
Byron Dorgan 80%
John Edwards 100%
Vern Ehlers 100%
Philip English 100%
Bob Etheridge 87%
Lane Evans 87%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 87%
Mark Foley 87%
Jonas Frost III 87%
Wayne Gilchrest 100%
Charlie Gonzalez 87%
Bart Gordon 87%
Daniel Graham 100%
James Greenwood 87%
Tony Hall 87%
Earl Hilliard, Jr. 87%
Maurice Hinchey 87%
Thomas Holden 87%
Ernest Hollings 80%
Darlene Hooley 87%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 87%
James Merrill Jeffords 80%
Nancy Johnson 87%
Paul Kanjorski 87%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Patrick Kennedy 87%
Dale Kildee 87%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 87%
Gerald Kleczka 87%
Herb Kohl 100%
Dennis Kucinich 87%
John LaFalce 87%
Ray LaHood 87%
Nicholas Lampson 87%
James Leach 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 80%
William Lipinski 87%
Dick Lugar 80%
William Luther 87%
James Maloney 87%
Frank Mascara 87%
Robert Matsui 87%
Cynthia Ann McKinney 87%
Martin Meehan 87%
Patsy Takemoto Mink 87%
John Moakley 87%
Dennis Moore 87%
Constance Morella 100%
Jim Oberstar 87%
John Olver 87%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 87%
Donald Payne 87%
David Phelps 87%
Earl Pomeroy 87%
Jack Quinn 87%
James Ramstad 87%
Lynn Nancy Rivers 87%
Ciro Rodriguez 87%
Steve Rothman 87%
Marge Roukema 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 100%
Joe Scarborough 87%
Christopher Shays 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 87%
Pete Stark 87%
Ted Strickland 87%
Ellen Tauscher 87%
Karen Thurman 87%
Robert Torricelli 100%
Ed Towns 87%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 87%
James Turner 87%
James Walsh 87%
Mel Watt 87%
Anthony Weiner 87%
W. Curtis Weldon 87%
Gerald Weller 87%
Paul Wellstone 100%
Robert Wexler 87%
Lynn Woolsey 87%
David Wu 87%

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