Rating Group: National Parks Conservation Association

2001-2002 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Robert Byrd 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
Kent Conrad 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Thomas Daschle 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
John Edwards 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Daniel Graham 100%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Ernest Hollings 100%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Carl Levin D 100%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Mark Foley 87%
Gary Ackerman 83%
Thomas Allen 83%
Rob Andrews 83%
Brian Baird 83%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 83%
Shelley Berkley 83%
Rick Boucher 83%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 83%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 83%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 83%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 83%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 83%
Julia Carson 83%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 83%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 83%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 83%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 83%
James Davis 83%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 83%
Bill Delahunt 83%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 83%
Peter Deutsch 83%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 83%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 83%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 83%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 83%
Bob Etheridge 83%
Lane Evans 83%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 83%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 83%
Bob Filner 83%
Barney Frank 83%
Richard Andrew Gephardt 83%
Bart Gordon 83%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 83%
Baron Hill 83%
Maurice Hinchey 83%
PA Commissioner-At-Large Joseph Hoeffel 83%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 83%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 83%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 83%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 83%
William Jefferson 83%
Patrick Kennedy 83%
Dale Kildee 83%
Gerald Kleczka 83%
Dennis Kucinich 83%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 83%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 83%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 83%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 83%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 83%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 83%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 83%
Robert Matsui 83%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 83%
Karen McCarthy 83%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 83%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 83%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 83%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 83%
Michael McNulty 83%
Martin Meehan 83%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 83%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 83%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 83%
Dennis Moore 83%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 83%
Jim Oberstar 83%
Dave Obey 83%
John Olver 83%
Major Owens 83%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 83%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 83%
Donald Payne 83%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 83%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 83%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 83%
James Ramstad 83%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 83%
Steve Rothman 83%
Martin Olav Sabo 83%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 83%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 83%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 83%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 83%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 83%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 83%
John Spratt, Jr. 83%
Pete Stark 83%
Ted Strickland 83%
Bart Stupak 83%
Ellen Tauscher 83%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 83%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 83%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 83%
Ed Towns 83%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 83%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 83%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 83%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 83%
Diane Watson 83%
Anthony Weiner 83%
Robert Wexler 83%
Albert Wynn 83%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 67%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 67%
Joe Baca, Sr. 67%
Howard Berman 67%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 67%
Sherwood Boehlert 67%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 67%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 67%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 67%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 67%
Jerry Costello 67%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 67%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 67%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 67%
Norm Dicks 67%
Calvin Dooley 67%
Michael Ferguson 67%
Peter Fitzgerald 67%
Harold Ford, Jr. 67%
Jonas Frost III 67%
Charlie Gonzalez 67%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 67%
Thomas Holden 67%
Darlene Hooley 67%
Daniel Inouye 67%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 67%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 67%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 67%
James Merrill Jeffords 67%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 67%
Nancy Johnson 67%
Tim Johnson 67%
Paul Kanjorski 67%
Sue Kelly 67%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 67%
Tom Lantos 67%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 67%
James Leach 67%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 67%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 67%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 67%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 67%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 67%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 67%
Ben Nelson 67%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 67%
Earl Pomeroy 67%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 67%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 67%
Jim Saxton 67%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 67%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 67%
Christopher Shays 67%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 67%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 67%
Olympia Snowe 67%
Hilda Solis 67%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 67%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 67%
Mel Watt 67%
Lynn Woolsey 67%
David Wu 67%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 33%

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