Rating Group: Environment America

2009 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate-Sr Lisa Murkowski R 14%
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 47%
AL U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Shelby R 0%
AL U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Sessions III R 0%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 40%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 13%
AR U.S. Senate-Sr John Boozman R 27%
AZ U.S. Senate-Sr John McCain III R 0%
AZ U.S. Senate-Jr Jeff Flake R 7%
AZ U.S. House-1 Ann Kirkpatrick D 83%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 87%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 7%
CA U.S. Senate-Sr Dianne Feinstein D 100%
CA U.S. Senate-Jr Barbara Boxer D 100%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 100%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 87%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 100%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 87%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 100%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 100%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 7%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 13%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 100%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 93%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 100%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 93%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 13%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 93%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 20%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House-46 Loretta Sanchez D 100%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 13%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 7%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 0%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 100%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 87%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 100%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 7%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 0%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 100%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 100%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 100%
DE U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Carper D 100%
FL U.S. Senate-Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. D 100%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 13%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 33%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 87%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 27%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 17%
FL U.S. House-9 Alan Grayson D 100%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 40%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 87%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 53%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 17%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 73%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 47%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 73%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam R 27%
GA U.S. Senate-Sr Johnny Isakson R 0%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 93%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 20%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 87%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 13%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 100%
GA Governor Nathan Deal R 13%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 93%
IA U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Grassley R 0%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 93%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 13%
ID U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Crapo R 14%
ID U.S. Senate-Jr James Risch R 25%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 40%
IL U.S. Senate-Sr Dick Durbin D 100%
IL U.S. Senate-Jr Mark Kirk R 73%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 53%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 87%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutiérrez D 87%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 27%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 100%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IL U.S. House-11 Bill Foster D 87%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 27%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 67%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 93%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 100%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 7%
KS U.S. Senate-Sr Pat Roberts R 0%
KS U.S. Senate-Jr Jerry Moran R 33%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 0%
KS Governor Sam Brownback R 0%
KY U.S. Senate-Sr Mitch McConnell R 0%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 40%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 0%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 100%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 20%
LA U.S. Senate-Sr David Vitter R 0%
LA U.S. Senate-Jr Bill Cassidy R 17%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 13%
LA U.S. House-3 Charles Boustany, Jr. R 20%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 0%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 100%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 100%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 93%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Sr Barbara Mikulski D 100%
MD U.S. Senate-Jr Ben Cardin D 100%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 100%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 100%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
ME U.S. Senate-Sr Susan Collins R 71%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Sr Debbie Stabenow D 100%
MI U.S. Senate-Jr Gary Peters D 100%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 47%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 100%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 60%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 93%
MN U.S. Senate-Sr Amy Klobuchar DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 100%
MN U.S. House-2 John Kline R 20%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 17%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 93%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 93%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 87%
MO U.S. Senate-Sr Claire McCaskill D 86%
MO U.S. Senate-Jr Roy Blunt R 13%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 100%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 0%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 93%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 27%
MS U.S. Senate-Sr Thad Cochran R 14%
MS U.S. Senate-Jr Roger Wicker R 14%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 100%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 0%
MT U.S. Senate-Sr Jon Tester D 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry D 100%
NC U.S. Senate-Sr Richard Burr R 0%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 93%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 40%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 100%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 7%
NC U.S. House-10 Patrick McHenry R 13%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 47%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 20%
NH U.S. Senate-Sr Jeanne Shaheen D 100%
NJ U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Menendez D 100%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 80%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 80%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 20%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 67%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 100%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 93%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 47%
NM U.S. Senate-Sr Tom Udall D 100%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 100%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 100%
NV U.S. Senate-Sr Harry Reid D 71%
NV U.S. Senate-Jr Dean Heller R 27%
NV U.S. House-1 Dina Titus D 100%
NY U.S. Senate-Sr Chuck Schumer D 100%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 33%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 100%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 100%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 93%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 100%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 100%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 100%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 100%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 87%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano Other 100%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 93%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 100%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 100%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 100%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 93%
OH U.S. Senate-Sr Sherrod Brown D 71%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 13%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 13%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 13%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 87%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 53%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 83%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 47%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 93%
OK U.S. Senate-Sr Jim Inhofe R 0%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 20%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 33%
OK Governor Mary Fallin R 27%
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 33%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 100%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 80%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 100%
PA U.S. Senate-Sr Bob Casey, Jr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 100%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 100%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 0%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 33%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 100%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 60%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 13%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 53%
RI U.S. Senate-Sr Jack Reed D 100%
RI U.S. Senate-Jr Sheldon Whitehouse D 100%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 100%
SC U.S. Senate-Sr Lindsey Graham R 0%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 13%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 93%
SD U.S. Senate-Sr John Thune R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Sr Lamar Alexander R 0%
TN U.S. Senate-Jr Robert Corker R 14%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 0%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 20%
TN U.S. House-5 Jim Cooper D 93%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 13%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 100%
TX U.S. Senate-Sr John Cornyn R 0%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 27%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 7%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 13%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 13%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 13%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 13%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 7%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 93%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 27%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 7%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 20%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 13%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 87%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 80%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 0%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 20%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 0%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 7%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 7%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 100%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 93%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 100%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 7%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 13%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 93%
UT U.S. Senate-Sr Orrin Hatch R 14%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 13%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 0%
VA U.S. Senate-Sr Mark Warner D 71%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 40%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 100%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 13%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 20%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Sr Patrick Leahy D 100%
VT U.S. Senate-Jr Bernie Sanders I 100%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 93%
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 100%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 13%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 93%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 73%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 93%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 100%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 100%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 13%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 100%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 100%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 13%
WV U.S. Senate-Jr Shelley Capito R 53%
WY U.S. Senate-Sr Mike Enzi R 14%
WY U.S. Senate-Jr John Barrasso R 14%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 0%
Neil Abercrombie 100%
Gary Ackerman 100%
John Adler 100%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 13%
Rodney Alexander 20%
Jason Altmire 87%
Rob Andrews 93%
Michael Arcuri 93%
Steve Austria 0%
Joe Baca, Sr. 100%
Michele Bachmann 20%
Spencer Bachus 33%
Brian Baird 100%
J. Gresham Barrett 13%
John Barrow 87%
Roscoe Bartlett 20%
Max Baucus 100%
Evan Bayh 86%
Melissa Bean 93%
Mark Begich 75%
Bob Bennett 14%
Shelley Berkley 100%
Howard Berman 100%
Marion Berry 87%
Judy Biggert 27%
Brian Bilbray 27%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
Tim Bishop 100%
John Boccieri 100%
Kit Bond 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 13%
Mary Bono Mack 53%
Dan Boren 73%
Leonard Boswell 100%
Rick Boucher 100%
Allen Boyd, Jr. 100%
Bruce Braley 80%
Bobby Bright 33%
Paul Broun 0%
Henry Brown, Jr. 27%
Ginny Brown-Waite 60%
Jim Bunning 0%
Dan Burton 7%
Steve Buyer 33%
Robert Byrd 57%
Dave Camp 13%
John Campbell III 7%
Eric Cantor 20%
Joseph Cao 33%
Dennis Cardoza 100%
Russ Carnahan 100%
Christopher Carney 93%
Mike Castle 67%
Saxby Chambliss 0%
Ben Chandler III 93%
Travis Childers 69%
Howard Coble 13%
Thomas Coburn 0%
Kent Conrad 86%
Jerry Costello 93%
Kathy Dahlkemper 83%
Artur Davis 93%
Geoff Davis 20%
Lincoln Davis 87%
Bill Delahunt 100%
James DeMint 0%
Lincoln Diaz-Balart 53%
Norm Dicks 100%
John Dingell 100%
Chris Dodd 100%
Byron Dorgan 86%
David Dreier 7%
Steve Driehaus 100%
Chet Edwards 87%
Vern Ehlers 73%
Brad Ellsworth 80%
Jo Ann Emerson 27%
John Ensign 0%
Bob Etheridge 100%
Russ Feingold 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Barney Frank 100%
Elton Gallegly 13%
Jim Gerlach 60%
Gabrielle Giffords 93%
Phil Gingrey 7%
Charlie Gonzalez 87%
Bart Gordon 87%
Judd Gregg 0%
Parker Griffith, Jr. 50%
Kay Hagan 100%
John Hall 100%
Ralph Hall 13%
Debbie Halvorson 100%
Phil Hare 100%
Tom Harkin 100%
Jane Harman 100%
Doc Hastings 7%
Wally Herger, Jr. 13%
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 93%
Baron Hill 93%
Maurice Hinchey 100%
Paul Hodes 100%
Pete Hoekstra 13%
Thomas Holden 93%
Rush Holt, Jr. 100%
Kay Hutchison 0%
Bob Inglis, Sr. 33%
Daniel Inouye 100%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 100%
Mike Johanns 0%
Timothy Johnson 86%
Tim Johnson 53%
Steve Kagen 100%
Paul Kanjorski 100%
Patrick Kennedy 80%
Dale Kildee 100%
Carolyn Kilpatrick 100%
Mary Jo Kilroy 100%
Jack Kingston 7%
Larry Kissell 83%
Ron Klein 100%
Herb Kohl 100%
Suzanne Kosmas 83%
Frank Kratovil, Jr. 67%
Dennis Kucinich 80%
Jon Kyl 0%
Mary Landrieu 86%
Tom Latham 40%
Steve LaTourette 67%
Frank Lautenberg 100%
Chris Lee 17%
Carl Levin 100%
Jerry Lewis 20%
Joe Lieberman 100%
Blanche Lincoln 100%
John Linder 7%
Dick Lugar 14%
Dan Lungren 7%
Connie Mack IV 7%
Dan Maffei 100%
Don Manzullo 27%
Betsy Markey 67%
Jim Marshall 80%
Eric Massa 83%
Jim Matheson 80%
Carolyn McCarthy 100%
Thaddeus McCotter 33%
Mike McIntyre 80%
Buck McKeon 27%
Michael McMahon 100%
Kendrick Meek, Sr. 100%
Charlie Melancon, Sr. 73%
Mike Michaud 100%
Gary Miller 13%
George Miller 100%
Brad Miller 100%
Walt Minnick 33%
Harry Mitchell 73%
Alan Mollohan 87%
Dennis Moore 93%
Jim Moran, Jr. 100%
Patrick Murphy 100%
Jack Murtha 100%
Sue Myrick 13%
Ben Nelson 71%
Glenn Nye III 50%
Jim Oberstar 100%
Dave Obey 100%
John Olver 100%
Solomon Ortiz, Sr. 80%
Ed Pastor 100%
Ron Paul 7%
Donald Payne 100%
Tom Perriello 67%
Tom Petri 40%
Todd Platts 60%
Earl Pomeroy 93%
Mark Pryor 100%
George Radanovich 20%
Nick Rahall II 93%
Denny Rehberg 27%
Silvestre Reyes 93%
Laura Richardson 93%
Jay Rockefeller IV 86%
Ciro Rodriguez 87%
Mike Rogers 20%
Mike Ross 87%
Steve Rothman 100%
John Salazar 93%
Mark Schauer 100%
Jean Schmidt 20%
Aaron Schock 0%
Allyson Schwartz 100%
Joe Sestak, Jr. 87%
John Shadegg 7%
Carol Shea-Porter 93%
Heath Shuler 80%
Ike Skelton 100%
Olympia Snowe 71%
Vic Snyder 100%
Mark Souder 40%
Zack Space 100%
Arlen Specter 29%
John Spratt, Jr. 100%
Pete Stark 80%
Cliff Stearns 13%
Bart Stupak 87%
John Sullivan 27%
Betty Sutton 100%
John Tanner 73%
Gene Taylor 53%
Harry Teague 83%
Lee Terry 27%
Todd Tiahrt 27%
John Tierney 93%
Ed Towns 100%
Mark Udall 100%
George Voinovich 0%
Zach Wamp 33%
Diane Watson 100%
Mel Watt 100%
Henry Waxman 100%
Jim Webb, Jr. 100%
Anthony Weiner 100%
Robert Wexler 80%
Charlie Wilson, Jr. 87%
Frank Wolf 47%
Lynn Woolsey 100%
David Wu 100%
Bill Young 53%

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