Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2011 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 18%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Donald Young R 11%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 18%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 11%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 9%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 11%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 14%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 80%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 9%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 11%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 9%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin R 11%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 9%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 9%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 11%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 11%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 3%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 97%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 6%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 91%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 97%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 94%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 11%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 89%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 91%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 31%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 94%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 94%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 9%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 9%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 97%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 97%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 94%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 89%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 6%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 100%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 9%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 91%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 3%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 9%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 6%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 97%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra D 97%
CA Supervisor-4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Sr Michael Bennet D 100%
CO U.S. Senate-Jr Cory Gardner R 11%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 83%
CO U.S. House-3 Scott Tipton R 14%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 9%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 6%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 74%
CT U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Blumenthal D 100%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 97%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 97%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 97%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 97%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 97%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Coons D 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 94%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Jr Marco Rubio R 9%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 6%
FL U.S. House-11 Daniel Webster R 14%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 17%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 97%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 6%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 20%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 11%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 94%
FL U.S. House-22 Ted Deutch D 89%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 80%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 11%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 20%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 9%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 54%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 94%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 100%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 6%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 6%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 86%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 97%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 97%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 94%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 9%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 9%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 9%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 3%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 14%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 91%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 94%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 91%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 94%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 94%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 9%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 91%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 97%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 11%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 11%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 11%
IN U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 43%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Todd Young R 6%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 89%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 9%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 86%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 11%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 0%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 6%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 3%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 9%
KY U.S. Senate-Jr Rand Paul R 18%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 17%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 91%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 9%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Cassidy R 11%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 9%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 86%
LA Attorney General Jeff Landry R 6%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 97%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 91%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 97%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 91%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 97%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 91%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 97%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 9%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 89%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 97%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 97%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 97%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 55%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 91%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 91%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 74%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 9%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 9%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 17%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 6%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 91%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 97%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar D 82%
MN U.S. Senate-Jr Al Franken D 91%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz D 83%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 29%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum D 74%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison D 91%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson D 20%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 91%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 0%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 97%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 6%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 9%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 9%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 3%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 9%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 0%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 86%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 6%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 9%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 91%
NA Vice President Mike Pence R 6%
NA U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions III R 9%
NA Director of the Office of Management & Budget Mick Mulvaney R 9%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 9%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 94%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 34%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 94%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 3%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 6%
ND U.S. Senate-Sr John Hoeven R 0%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 29%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 6%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 91%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 54%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 60%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 97%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 34%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 89%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 94%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 23%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 91%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 6%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 97%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Dean Heller R 11%
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 0%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Jr Kirsten Gillibrand D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 14%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 97%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 97%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 97%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 97%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 94%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 94%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 97%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 97%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 14%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 89%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 91%
NY Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Other 90%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 91%
OH U.S. Senate-Jr Rob Portman R 0%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 6%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 6%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 9%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 9%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 9%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 89%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 11%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 97%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 11%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 97%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 14%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 6%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 18%
OK U.S. Senate-Jr James Lankford R 9%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 9%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 9%
OR U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Wyden D 100%
OR U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Merkley D 100%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 14%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 94%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 89%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 71%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 91%
PA U.S. Senate-Jr Pat Toomey R 9%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 94%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 9%
PA U.S. House-5 GT Thompson, Jr. R 11%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 17%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 9%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 11%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 14%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 91%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 23%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 91%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 9%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 6%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 6%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 6%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 6%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 91%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 14%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 27%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 9%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 9%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 6%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 6%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 6%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 89%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 9%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 9%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 91%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 9%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 3%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 6%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 6%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 6%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 11%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 6%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 6%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 80%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 9%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 3%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 11%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 6%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 11%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 80%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 9%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 9%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 6%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 6%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 9%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 51%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 69%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 89%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 9%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 6%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 97%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 9%
UT U.S. Senate-Jr Mike Lee R 27%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 6%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 100%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 34%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 11%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 14%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 91%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 97%
WA U.S. Senate-Sr Patty Murray D 100%
WA U.S. Senate-Jr Maria Cantwell D 100%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 91%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 14%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 6%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 43%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 91%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Sr Ron Johnson R 9%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 97%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 3%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 91%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 89%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 3%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 9%
WV U.S. Senate-Sr Joe Manchin III D 64%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 17%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 11%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 9%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 9%
Gary Ackerman 94%
Sandy Adams 9%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 9%
Rodney Alexander 11%
Jason Altmire 40%
Rob Andrews 94%
Steve Austria 11%
Kelly Ayotte 18%
Joe Baca, Sr. 74%
Michele Bachmann 6%
Spencer Bachus 11%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 9%
John Barrow 46%
Roscoe Bartlett 9%
Charlie Bass 46%
Max Baucus 91%
Mark Begich 91%
Dan Benishek 3%
Rick Berg 6%
Shelley Berkley 94%
Howard Berman 97%
Judy Biggert 17%
Brian Bilbray 17%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 9%
Mary Bono Mack 11%
Dan Boren 23%
Leonard Boswell 66%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 11%
Barbara Boxer 100%
Bruce Braley 86%
Paul Broun 3%
Corrine Brown 91%
Scott Brown 36%
Ann Marie Buerkle 9%
Dan Burton 6%
Dave Camp 11%
John Campbell III 11%
Francisco Canseco 3%
Eric Cantor 11%
Lois Capps 94%
Dennis Cardoza 40%
Russ Carnahan 94%
Jason Chaffetz 3%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 66%
Hansen Clarke 100%
Dan Coats 0%
Howard Coble 11%
Thomas Coburn 9%
Kent Conrad 91%
Jerry Costello 57%
Chip Cravaack 14%
Ander Crenshaw 11%
Mark Critz 43%
Geoff Davis 9%
James DeMint 27%
Norm Dicks 97%
John Dingell 89%
Bob Dold 34%
David Dreier 9%
Donna Edwards 97%
Renee Ellmers 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 11%
John Ensign 0%
Sam Farr 97%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 94%
Bob Filner 91%
Stephen Fincher 9%
Mike Fitzpatrick 46%
John Fleming, Jr. 6%
Randy Forbes 14%
Barney Frank 94%
Elton Gallegly 6%
Scott Garrett 9%
Jim Gerlach 34%
Chris Gibson 17%
Phil Gingrey 9%
Charlie Gonzalez 77%
Michael Grimm 14%
Frank Guinta 11%
Kay Hagan 100%
Ralph Hall 6%
Richard Hanna 29%
Tom Harkin 91%
Jane Harman 11%
Doc Hastings 9%
Nan Hayworth 43%
Joe Heck, Jr. 9%
Wally Herger, Jr. 3%
Maurice Hinchey 69%
Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. 66%
Thomas Holden 43%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Mike Honda 100%
Tim Huelskamp 9%
Robert Hurt 11%
Daniel Inouye 82%
Steve Israel 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 97%
Mike Johanns 0%
Timothy Johnson 91%
Tim Johnson 34%
John Kerry 100%
Dale Kildee 94%
Jack Kingston 9%
Mark Kirk 18%
Larry Kissell 66%
John Kline 9%
Herb Kohl 91%
Dennis Kucinich 94%
Jon Kyl 9%
Mary Landrieu 82%
Tom Latham 11%
Steve LaTourette 23%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Carl Levin 97%
Jerry Lewis 11%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Dick Lugar 0%
Cynthia Lummis 11%
Dan Lungren 9%
Connie Mack IV 6%
Don Manzullo 11%
Jim Matheson 37%
Carolyn McCarthy 86%
Thaddeus McCotter 11%
Jim McDermott 94%
Mike McIntyre 54%
Buck McKeon 11%
John Mica 11%
Mike Michaud 91%
Barbara Mikulski 100%
Candice Miller 17%
Gary Miller 6%
George Miller 97%
Jeff Miller 6%
Brad Miller 97%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Tim Murphy 11%
Sue Myrick 9%
Ben Nelson 55%
Randy Neugebauer 3%
Rich Nugent 9%
Alan Nunnelee 6%
John Olver 89%
Bill Owens 63%
Ed Pastor 94%
Ron Paul 6%
Donald Payne 94%
Tom Petri 11%
Joe Pitts 9%
Todd Platts 29%
Mike Pompeo 6%
Tom Price 9%
Mark Pryor 82%
Ben Quayle 6%
Nick Rahall II 51%
Charlie Rangel 94%
Denny Rehberg 9%
Harry Reid 100%
Silvestre Reyes 80%
Reid Ribble 6%
Laura Richardson 91%
Scott Rigell 17%
David Rivera 14%
Jay Rockefeller IV 100%
Mike Rogers 14%
Mike Ross 31%
Steve Rothman 97%
Jon Runyan 20%
Loretta Sanchez 83%
Bobby Schilling 11%
Jean Schmidt 11%
Aaron Schock 11%
Allyson Schwartz 94%
Heath Shuler 71%
Olympia Snowe 64%
Steve Southerland 6%
Pete Stark 86%
Cliff Stearns 11%
Marlin Stutzman 6%
John Sullivan 9%
Betty Sutton 91%
Lee Terry 11%
John Tierney 97%
Ed Towns 97%
Bob Turner 0%
Mark Udall 100%
David Vitter 18%
Joe Walsh 3%
Mel Watt 97%
Henry Waxman 97%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 88%
Allen West 11%
Lynn Westmoreland 9%
Ed Whitfield 17%
Frank Wolf 40%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 96%
Bill Young 23%

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.

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