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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: League of Conservation Voters

2012 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 74%
Sandy Adams 9%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 6%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 93%
Todd Akin 6%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 21%
Rodney Alexander 3%
Jason Altmire 29%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 23%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 3%
Rob Andrews 86%
Steve Austria 6%
Kelly Ayotte 29%
Joe Baca, Sr. 69%
Michele Bachmann 9%
Spencer Bachus 3%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 14%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 94%
Ron Barber 81%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 6%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 7%
John Barrow 20%
Roscoe Bartlett 26%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 9%
Charlie Bass 60%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 83%
Max Baucus 79%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 94%
Mark Begich 64%
Dan Benishek 9%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
Rick Berg 6%
Shelley Berkley 89%
Howard Berman 80%
Judy Biggert 17%
Brian Bilbray 26%
Michael Bilirakis 9%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 9%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 43%
Tim Bishop 80%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 6%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 100%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 86%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 21%
OR U.S. House 1 Suzanne Bonamici Democratic 97%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 6%
Mary Bono Mack 9%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 21%
Dan Boren 9%
Leonard Boswell 46%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 3%
Barbara Boxer 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 6%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 91%
Bruce Braley 83%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 11%
Paul Broun 9%
Corrine Brown 80%
Scott Brown 57%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 23%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 6%
Ann Marie Buerkle 3%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 9%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 14%
Dan Burton 6%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 89%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 3%
Dave Camp 9%
John Campbell III 11%
Francisco Canseco 11%
Eric Cantor 3%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 93%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 9%
Lois Capps 100%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 91%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 43%
Russ Carnahan 91%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 94%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 93%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 86%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 11%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 79%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 91%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 14%
Jason Chaffetz 9%
Saxby Chambliss 21%
Ben Chandler III 46%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 97%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 94%
Hansen Clarke 91%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 83%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 86%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 83%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 71%
Dan Coats 0%
Howard Coble 6%
Thomas Coburn 7%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 29%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 97%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 6%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 71%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 9%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 94%
Kent Conrad 79%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 97%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 93%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 80%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 7%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 14%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 40%
Jerry Costello 40%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 94%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 14%
Chip Cravaack 6%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 6%
Ander Crenshaw 6%
Mark Critz 43%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 49%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 9%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 89%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 83%
Geoff Davis 7%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 94%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 86%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 97%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 94%
James DeMint 7%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 11%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 17%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 3%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 97%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 11%
Norm Dicks 83%
John Dingell 83%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 94%
Bob Dold 63%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 29%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 77%
David Dreier 6%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 3%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 6%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 9%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 100%
Donna Edwards 97%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 91%
Renee Ellmers 9%
Jo Ann Emerson 6%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 91%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 7%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 91%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 9%
Sam Farr 94%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 89%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 40%
Stephen Fincher 9%
Mike Fitzpatrick 46%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 6%
John Fleming, Jr. 9%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 6%
Randy Forbes 6%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 14%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 9%
Barney Frank 89%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 93%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 9%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 20%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 86%
Elton Gallegly 3%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 83%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 11%
Scott Garrett 11%
Jim Gerlach 26%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 6%
Chris Gibson 40%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 93%
Phil Gingrey 6%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 11%
Charlie Gonzalez 83%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 3%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 11%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 6%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 21%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 11%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 14%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 9%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 3%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 74%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 66%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 6%
VA U.S. House 9 Morgan Griffith Republican 9%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raul Grijalva Democratic 97%

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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