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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: National Parks Conservation Association

2003-2004 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Rob Andrews 100%
Brian Baird 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 100%
Evan Bayh 100%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 100%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady 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%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
RI Governor Linc Chafee Democratic 100%
Ben Chandler III 100%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 100%
Jon Corzine 100%
Jerry Costello 100%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 100%
James Davis 100%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
MN Governor Mark Dayton Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle, Jr. Democratic 100%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin 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%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 100%
Thomas Holden 100%
NJ U.S. House 12 Rush Holt, Jr. Democratic 100%
Darlene Hooley 100%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
James Merrill Jeffords 100%
SD U.S. Senate Sr Timothy Johnson Democratic 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 100%
Edward Kennedy, Sr. 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
Tom Lantos 100%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 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%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey 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%
Michael McNulty 100%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 11 George Miller Democratic 100%
Dennis Moore 100%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 100%
Dave Obey 100%
Major Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
WV U.S. House 3 Nick Rahall II 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%
Steve Rothman 100%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 100%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 100%
Martin Olav Sabo 100%
Paul Sarbanes 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%
NY U.S. House 15 José Serrano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 100%
Vic Snyder 100%
Hilda Solis 100%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate Jr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 100%
Pete Stark 100%
Ted Strickland 100%
Ellen Tauscher 100%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 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%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 100%
Albert Wynn 100%
HI Governor Neil Abercrombie Democratic 84%
Thomas Allen 84%
Joe Baca, Sr. 84%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 1 Tim Bishop Democratic 84%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 84%
Rick Boucher 84%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 84%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 84%
Julia Carson 84%
Edward Case 84%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 84%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 84%
Artur Davis 84%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 84%
Norm Dicks 84%
MI U.S. House 12 John Dingell Democratic 84%
Vern Ehlers 84%
Philip English 84%
Bob Etheridge 84%
Lane Evans 84%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 84%
Bob Filner 84%
Harold Ford, Jr. 84%
Barney Frank 84%
Charlie Gonzalez 84%
Bart Gordon 84%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutierrez Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 84%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 84%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 84%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 84%
Tim Johnson 84%
Sue Kelly 84%
Patrick Kennedy 84%
Dale Kildee 84%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 84%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 84%
Dennis Kucinich 84%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 84%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 84%
James Leach 84%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 84%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 84%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 84%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 84%
Robert Matsui 84%
NY U.S. House 4 Carolyn McCarthy Democratic 84%
Martin Meehan 84%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 84%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 84%
Brad Miller 84%
Alan Mollohan 84%
VA U.S. House 8 Jim Moran, Jr. Democratic 84%
Jack Murtha 84%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 84%
John Olver 84%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 84%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 84%
AZ U.S. House 7 Ed Pastor Democratic 84%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 84%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 84%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 84%
Christopher Shays 84%
Robert Ruhl Simmons 84%
Ike Skelton 84%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 84%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 84%
Diane Watson 84%
Mel Watt 84%
CA U.S. House 33 Henry Waxman Democratic 84%
Robert Byrd 80%
Kent Conrad 80%
Byron Dorgan 80%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 80%
IA U.S. Senate Jr Tom Harkin Democratic 80%
Daniel Inouye 80%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Carl Levin Democratic 80%
Olympia Snowe 80%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 67%

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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