Rating Group: National Parks Conservation Association

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie D 84%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 17%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 17%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 20%
Rodney Alexander 34%
Wayne Allard 0%
George Allen 0%
Thomas Allen 84%
Rob Andrews 100%
Joe Baca, Sr. 84%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 50%
Brian Baird 100%
Richard Hugh Baker 34%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
Roscoe Bartlett 50%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Charlie Bass 34%
Max Baucus 40%
Evan Bayh 100%
Bob Beauprez 34%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 84%
Bob Bennett 20%
Shelley Berkley 50%
Howard Berman 34%
Marion Berry 67%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. D 100%
Judy Biggert 67%
Michael Bilirakis 34%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 67%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 84%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 17%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 84%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
Sherwood Boehlert 34%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 17%
Kit Bond 0%
Henry Bonilla 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 17%
Mary Bono Mack 67%
AR U.S. Senate-Jr John Boozman R 34%
Leonard Boswell 50%
Rick Boucher 84%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 67%
NH State Senate-3 Jeb Bradley R 50%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 84%
Henry Brown, Jr. 17%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 100%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 20%
Ginny Brown-Waite 17%
Jim Bunning 20%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 17%
Conrad Burns 20%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 34%
Dan Burton 17%
Steve Buyer 34%
Robert Byrd 80%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 34%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 34%
Chris Cannon 0%
Eric Cantor 17%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 67%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 84%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
Dennis Cardoza 50%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
Julia Carson 84%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 17%
Edward Case 84%
Mike Castle 67%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 34%
RI Governor Linc Chafee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Saxby Chambliss R 20%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Chris Chocola 17%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 84%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 100%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 20%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 17%
Norm Coleman 20%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 60%
Kent Conrad 80%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 67%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 20%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
Christopher Cox 17%
Larry Craig 20%
Robert Cramer 67%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 20%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 17%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
Barbara Cubin 34%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 84%
Randall Cunningham 17%
Artur Davis 84%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
James Davis 100%
Jo Ann Davis 17%
Lincoln Davis 67%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
Thomas Davis III 17%
MN Governor Mark Dayton DFL 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 34%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 84%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
Thomas DeLay 0%
James DeMint 0%
OH Attorney General Mike DeWine R 20%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 34%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 34%
Norm Dicks 84%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 84%
Chris Dodd 60%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
Elizabeth Dole 20%
Pete Domenici, Jr. 20%
John Doolittle 17%
Byron Dorgan 80%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
David Dreier 17%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 50%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Chet Edwards 67%
Vern Ehlers 84%
IL Mayor-At-Large Rahm Emanuel D 100%
Jo Ann Emerson 17%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 100%
Philip English 84%
John Ensign 20%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 20%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
Bob Etheridge 84%
Lane Evans 84%
Terry Everett 17%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 84%
Tom Feeney 17%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 80%
Michael Ferguson 34%
Bob Filner 84%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
Mark Foley 50%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 34%
Harold Ford, Jr. 84%
Vito Fossella, Jr. 34%
Barney Frank 84%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 50%
William Frist 20%
Elton Gallegly 34%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 17%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 50%
Jim Gibbons 34%
Wayne Gilchrest 67%
Paul Gillmor 67%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 34%
Charlie Gonzalez 84%
Virgil Goode, Jr. 34%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 34%
Bart Gordon 84%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 20%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 17%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 20%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 17%
Mark Green 50%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 84%
Judd Gregg 60%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 100%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 84%
Gilbert Gutknecht 34%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel R 20%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 34%
IA U.S. Senate-Jr Tom Harkin D 80%
Jane Harman 100%
Katherine Harris 34%
Melissa Hart 0%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 84%
WA U.S. House-4 Doc Hastings R 17%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 20%
Robert Hayes 17%
J.D. Hayworth, Jr. 17%
Joel Hefley 34%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 0%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 100%
David Lee Hobson 17%
Pete Hoekstra 34%
Thomas Holden 100%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 100%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 84%
Darlene Hooley 100%
John Nathan Hostettler 34%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
Kenny Hulshof 34%
Duncan Hunter 17%
Kay Hutchison 20%
Henry Hyde 34%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 20%
Daniel Inouye 80%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Jr Johnny Isakson R 34%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 84%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 34%
Ernest Istook, Jr. 0%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 84%
William Jefferson 34%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
William Lewis Jenkins 34%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 84%
Nancy Johnson 67%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Tim Johnson 84%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr Timothy Johnson D 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 17%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
Ric Keller 34%
Sue Kelly 84%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Mark Kennedy 34%
Patrick Kennedy 84%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 60%
Dale Kildee 84%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 84%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 50%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 34%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 17%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 0%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 84%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 17%
Joseph Knollenberg 34%
Herb Kohl 100%
James Kolbe 0%
Dennis Kucinich 84%
Jon Kyl 20%
Ray LaHood 34%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Mary Landrieu D 60%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 84%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 84%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 34%
Steve LaTourette 34%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
James Leach 84%
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 80%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 84%
Jerry Lewis 0%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 84%
Ron Lewis 34%
Joe Lieberman 60%
Blanche Lincoln 60%
John Linder 17%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 84%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
Trent Lott, Sr. 20%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 34%
Dick Lugar 40%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 84%
Don Manzullo 17%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Jim Marshall 67%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 34%
Robert Matsui 84%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 60%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 84%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 20%
Thaddeus McCotter 34%
James McCrery III 17%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
John McHugh 34%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 67%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 17%
Michael McNulty 100%
Martin Meehan 84%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 84%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 84%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 34%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 67%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
Juanita Millender-McDonald 50%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 34%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 17%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 17%
Brad Miller 84%
Alan Mollohan 84%
Dennis Moore 100%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 84%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 50%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 40%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 17%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 84%
Marilyn Musgrave 0%
Sue Myrick 0%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 84%
Ben Nelson 60%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
Robert William Ney 34%
Anne Northup 0%
Charles Norwood, Jr. 17%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 17%
James Nussle 17%
Jim Oberstar 67%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 84%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 84%
Thomas William Osborne 34%
ID Governor Butch Otter R 17%
Major Owens 100%
Michael Oxley 17%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 84%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 84%
Ron Paul 17%
Donald Payne 67%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 17%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 17%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 50%
John Peterson 34%
WI U.S. House-6 Tom Petri R 50%
Charles Pickering, Jr. 17%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 34%
Todd Platts 50%
Richard Pombo 17%
Earl Pomeroy 34%
Jon Porter, Sr. 34%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 34%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 84%
Deborah Pryce 50%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Pryor D 60%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam Putnam R 17%
George Radanovich 34%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 100%
James Ramstad 50%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 67%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Ralph Regula 17%
Denny Rehberg 17%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 100%
Richard Renzi 34%
Silvestre Reyes 67%
Thomas Reynolds 17%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 20%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Jay Rockefeller IV D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 17%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 34%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 34%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 0%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 34%
Mike Ross 67%
Steve Rothman 100%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 84%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 17%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 67%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 17%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
Jim Ryun 17%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 84%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 84%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 50%
Rick Santorum 20%
Paul Sarbanes 100%
Jim Saxton 67%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 84%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 67%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 17%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 20%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
John Shadegg 0%
E. Clay Shaw, Jr. 34%
Christopher Shays 84%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 20%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
Donald Sherwood 17%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 34%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 34%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 84%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 34%
Ike Skelton 84%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 67%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 84%
Gordon Smith 20%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 17%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 34%
Arlen Specter 40%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Cliff Stearns 17%
Ted Stevens 20%
Ted Strickland 100%
Bart Stupak 34%
John Sullivan 34%
John Sununu 40%
John Sweeney 0%
James Talent 20%
Tom Tancredo 17%
John Tanner 67%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
Charles Taylor 0%
Gene Taylor 67%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 34%
Craig Thomas 20%
William Thomas 34%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
Todd Tiahrt 17%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 0%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 100%
Ed Towns 100%
Stephanie Tubbs Jones 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 17%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 50%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 84%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr David Vitter R 0%
George Voinovich 20%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 34%
James Walsh 67%
Zach Wamp 17%
John Warner 20%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 67%
Diane Watson 84%
Mel Watt 84%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 84%
Anthony Weiner 100%
David Weldon 17%
W. Curtis Weldon 50%
Gerald Weller 34%
Robert Wexler 100%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 50%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 17%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 17%
Heather Wilson 34%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 34%
Lynn Woolsey 67%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
Bill Young 17%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 17%

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