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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2009-2010 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 100%
RI U.S. Senate Jr Sheldon Whitehouse Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 100%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 6%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 4%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 96%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 17%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 11%
TN U.S. House 1 Phil Roe Republican 4%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 4%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 92%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 96%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 100%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 13%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 92%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 8%
TX U.S. House 22 Pete Olson Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 88%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 83%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 4%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
UT U.S. Senate Sr Orrin Hatch Republican 11%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 4%
VA U.S. Senate Sr Mark Warner Democratic 94%
VA U.S. House 1 Rob Wittman Republican 29%
VA U.S. House 3 Bobby Scott Democratic 96%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 8%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 96%
VT U.S. Senate Sr Patrick Leahy Democratic 100%
VT U.S. Senate Jr Bernie Sanders Independent 100%
VT U.S. House At-Large Peter Welch Democratic 96%
WA U.S. Senate Sr Patty Murray Democratic 94%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 94%
WA U.S. House 2 Rick Larsen Democratic 100%
WA U.S. House 5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers Republican 4%
WA U.S. House 8 Dave Reichert Republican 67%
WA U.S. House 9 Adam Smith Democratic 96%
WA Governor Jay Inslee Democratic 100%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 1 Paul Ryan Republican 13%
WI U.S. House 3 Ron Kind Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 4 Gwen Moore Democratic 96%
WI U.S. House 5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. Republican 4%
WV U.S. Senate Sr Joe Manchin III Democratic 0%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 33%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 11%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 11%
Gary Ackerman 83%
John Adler 92%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 94%
Todd Akin 0%
Rodney Alexander 17%
Jason Altmire 79%
Rob Andrews 100%
Michael Arcuri 92%
Steve Austria 4%
Joe Baca, Sr. 92%
Michele Bachmann 4%
Spencer Bachus 8%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 11%
Brian Baird 92%
J. Gresham Barrett 4%
John Barrow 83%
Roscoe Bartlett 13%
Max Baucus 78%
Evan Bayh 56%
Melissa Bean 92%
Mark Begich 78%
Bob Bennett 17%
Shelley Berkley 92%
Howard Berman 96%
Marion Berry 67%
Judy Biggert 38%
Brian Bilbray 25%
Jeff Bingaman 89%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boehner 0%
Kit Bond 11%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 8%
Mary Bono Mack 38%
Dan Boren 58%
Leonard Boswell 88%
Rick Boucher 83%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 13%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 83%
Bruce Braley 100%
Bobby Bright 38%
Paul Broun 0%
Corrine Brown 96%
Henry Brown, Jr. 4%
Scott Brown 0%
Ginny Brown-Waite 25%
Jim Bunning 6%
Roland Burris 100%
Dan Burton 0%
Steve Buyer 4%
Robert Byrd 44%
Dave Camp 13%
John Campbell III 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
Joseph Cao 46%
Lois Capps 100%
Dennis Cardoza 92%
Russ Carnahan 96%
Christopher Carney 75%
Mike Castle 63%
Jason Chaffetz 4%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 96%
Travis Childers 67%
Howard Coble 0%
Thomas Coburn 6%
Kent Conrad 72%
Jerry Costello 75%
Ander Crenshaw 29%
Mark Critz 67%
Kathy Dahlkemper 92%
Artur Davis 79%
Geoff Davis 4%
Lincoln Davis 63%
Bill Delahunt 83%
James DeMint 6%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 38%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 92%
Charles Djou 83%
Chris Dodd 89%
Byron Dorgan 83%
David Dreier 8%
Steve Driehaus 100%
Donna Edwards 96%
Chet Edwards 75%
Vern Ehlers 58%
Brad Ellsworth 71%
Jo Ann Emerson 8%
John Ensign 6%
Bob Etheridge 92%
Sam Farr 100%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 96%
John Fleming, Jr. 8%
Randy Forbes 4%
Barney Frank 92%
Elton Gallegly 4%
Scott Garrett 0%
Jim Gerlach 38%
Gabrielle Giffords 92%
Phil Gingrey 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 92%
Carte Goodwin 100%
Bart Gordon 100%
Alan Grayson 100%
Judd Gregg 17%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 33%
Kay Hagan 78%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 4%
Debbie Halvorson 92%
Phil Hare 92%
Tom Harkin 94%
Jane Harman 92%
Doc Hastings 4%
Wally Herger, Jr. 0%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 67%
Baron Hill 88%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 79%
Paul Hodes 96%
Pete Hoekstra 4%
Thomas Holden 79%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 17%
Daniel Inouye 94%
Steve Israel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 92%
Mike Johanns 6%
Timothy Johnson 89%
Tim Johnson 58%
Steve Kagen 88%
Paul Kanjorski 96%

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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