Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2009 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
John Adler 93%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 27%
Rodney Alexander 14%
Jason Altmire 79%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 86%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 0%
Spencer Bachus 0%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 18%
Brian Baird 86%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 9%
J. Gresham Barrett 0%
John Barrow 79%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 0%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 82%
Melissa Bean 100%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 100%
Mark Begich 82%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
Bob Bennett 27%
Shelley Berkley 93%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 79%
Judy Biggert 29%
Brian Bilbray 21%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 14%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 93%
Tim Bishop 100%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 0%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
OH State House-59 John Boccieri D 93%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 18%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 0%
Mary Bono Mack 43%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 7%
Dan Boren 57%
Leonard Boswell 93%
Rick Boucher 100%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 7%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 93%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 0%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
Bruce Braley 100%
Bobby Bright 36%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 93%
Henry Brown, Jr. 7%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 91%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 18%
Ginny Brown-Waite 36%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 29%
Jim Bunning 0%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 9%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 93%
Steve Buyer 7%
Robert Byrd 36%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 14%
Dave Camp 21%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
Joseph Cao 43%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 29%
Lois Capps 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 93%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
Dennis Cardoza 86%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 79%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 0%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 21%
Mike Castle 57%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 100%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 0%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 93%
Travis Childers 64%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 93%
Hillary Clinton 100%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 93%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 0%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 27%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 7%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 7%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 64%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 0%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 100%
Kent Conrad 82%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 93%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 93%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 9%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 71%
Jerry Costello 86%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 18%
Ander Crenshaw 7%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 100%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 100%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 0%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
Kathy Dahlkemper 86%
Artur Davis 86%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
Geoff Davis 7%
Lincoln Davis 64%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 93%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 0%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 79%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
Bill Delahunt 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
James DeMint 0%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 36%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 36%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 36%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 93%
Chris Dodd 100%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 100%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 79%
Byron Dorgan 100%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 93%
David Dreier 0%
Steve Driehaus 100%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 7%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
Donna Edwards 100%
Chet Edwards 79%
Vern Ehlers 50%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 93%
Brad Ellsworth 86%
Jo Ann Emerson 14%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 93%
John Ensign 0%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 9%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
Bob Etheridge 93%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 0%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
Bob Filner 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 0%
John Fleming, Jr. 0%
Randy Forbes 7%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 36%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 64%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
Barney Frank 100%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 100%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 0%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 21%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 93%
Elton Gallegly 7%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 100%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 43%
Gabrielle Giffords 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
Phil Gingrey 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 14%
Bart Gordon 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 9%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 0%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 7%
Alan Grayson 100%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 100%
Judd Gregg 18%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 50%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 7%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 100%
Kay Hagan 100%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 0%
Debbie Halvorson 93%
Phil Hare 93%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 93%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 7%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 79%
Doc Hastings 0%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 18%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 7%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 0%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 64%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 100%
Baron Hill 86%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 100%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 79%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 7%
Thomas Holden 86%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 86%
Duncan Hunter 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 21%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
Daniel Inouye 100%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 18%
Steve Israel 100%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 7%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 86%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 100%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 7%
Mike Johanns 9%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 93%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 0%
Tim Johnson 43%
Timothy Johnson 100%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 29%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 0%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 100%
Ted Kaufman 100%
Patrick Kennedy 71%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 36%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
Jack Kingston 0%
Mark Kirk 71%
Paul Kirk, Jr. 100%
Ann Kirkpatrick 86%
Larry Kissell 79%
Ron Klein 100%
John Kline 0%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 100%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 79%
Dennis Kucinich 79%
Jon Kyl 0%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 0%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 71%
Mary Landrieu 91%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
Tom Latham 0%
Steve LaTourette 43%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 0%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
Chris Lee 14%
George LeMieux 17%
Carl Levin 100%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
Jerry Lewis 7%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 79%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 82%
John Linder 0%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 86%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 79%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 0%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 7%
Dick Lugar 18%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 100%
Cynthia Lummis 0%
Dan Lungren 0%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 93%
Connie Mack IV 7%
Dan Maffei 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
Don Manzullo 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 0%
Betsy Markey 79%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
Jim Marshall 57%
Melquiades Martinez 0%
Eric Massa 86%
Jim Matheson 64%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 9%
Carolyn McCarthy 93%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 91%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 14%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 100%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 9%
Thaddeus McCotter 36%
Jim McDermott 93%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
John McHugh 67%
Mike McIntyre 79%
Buck McKeon 14%
Michael McMahon 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 0%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 93%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 64%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
John Mica 7%
Mike Michaud 100%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Candice Miller 50%
Gary Miller 0%
George Miller 86%
Jeff Miller 0%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 43%
Harry Mitchell 71%
Alan Mollohan 86%
Dennis Moore 93%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 93%
Jim Moran, Jr. 93%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 36%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
Patrick Murphy 93%
Scott Murphy 88%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 36%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
Jack Murtha 93%
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 93%
Ben Nelson 55%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
Randy Neugebauer 0%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 7%
Glenn Nye III 64%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 86%
Bill Owens 100%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 93%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 0%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 21%
Donald Payne 100%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 100%
Tom Perriello 71%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 100%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 79%
Tom Petri 36%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
Joe Pitts 0%
Todd Platts 36%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 100%
Earl Pomeroy 71%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 7%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price R 0%
Mark Pryor 100%
Adam Putnam 14%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 100%
George Radanovich 0%
Nick Rahall II 86%
Charlie Rangel 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
Denny Rehberg 7%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 64%
Harry Reid 100%
Silvestre Reyes 93%
Laura Richardson 100%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 18%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 18%
Jay Rockefeller IV 91%
Ciro Rodriguez 86%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 7%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 21%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 7%
Mike Rogers 21%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 7%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 14%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 29%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 57%
Mike Ross 71%
Steve Rothman 93%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 93%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 7%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 86%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 7%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 100%
John Salazar 79%
Ken Salazar 100%
Loretta Sanchez 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 79%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 0%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
Mark Schauer 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
Jean Schmidt 21%
Aaron Schock 29%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 93%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 93%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 93%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 7%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 9%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 0%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 93%
John Shadegg 0%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
NH U.S. House-1 Carol Shea-Porter D 100%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 18%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 7%
Heath Shuler 86%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 7%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 21%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 86%
Ike Skelton 93%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 100%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 79%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 7%
Olympia Snowe 73%
Vic Snyder 100%
CA Supervisor-1 Hilda Solis 100%
Mark Souder 0%
Zack Space 86%
Arlen Specter 64%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 93%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
Pete Stark 71%
Cliff Stearns 0%
Bart Stupak 93%
John Sullivan 0%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 57%
Ellen Tauscher 91%
Gene Taylor 43%
Harry Teague 86%
Lee Terry 14%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 100%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 0%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
Todd Tiahrt 0%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 29%
John Tierney 100%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 100%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 100%
Ed Towns 100%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 43%
Mark Udall 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 36%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 93%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 86%
David Vitter 9%
George Voinovich 27%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 43%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 93%
Zach Wamp 14%
John Warner 100%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 93%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 93%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 86%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 93%
Lynn Westmoreland 0%
Robert Wexler 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
Ed Whitfield 29%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 18%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 0%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 86%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 21%
Frank Wolf 21%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
Bill Young 29%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 29%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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