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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Environment America

2011 Positions

Issues: Environment
State Office District Name Party Rating
Gary Ackerman 96%
Sandy Adams 3%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
Daniel Akaka, Sr. 100%
Todd Akin 0%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 54%
Rodney Alexander 3%
Jason Altmire 33%
MI U.S. House 3 Justin Amash Republican 6%
NV U.S. House 2 Mark Amodei Republican 0%
Rob Andrews 96%
Steve Austria 0%
Kelly Ayotte 45%
Joe Baca, Sr. 78%
Michele Bachmann 3%
Spencer Bachus 3%
Kay Bailey Hutchison 36%
WI U.S. Senate Jr Tammy Baldwin Democratic 96%
PA U.S. House 11 Lou Barletta Republican 15%
WY U.S. Senate Jr John Barrasso Republican 36%
John Barrow 30%
Roscoe Bartlett 9%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 0%
Charlie Bass 54%
CA U.S. House 37 Karen Bass Democratic 96%
Max Baucus 90%
CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra Democratic 100%
Mark Begich 81%
Dan Benishek 0%
CO U.S. Senate Sr Michael Bennet Democratic 100%
Rick Berg 6%
Shelley Berkley 90%
Howard Berman 96%
Judy Biggert 15%
Brian Bilbray 12%
FL U.S. House 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 6%
Jeff Bingaman 100%
UT U.S. House 1 Rob Bishop Republican 0%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 51%
Tim Bishop 100%
TN U.S. House 6 Diane Black Republican 3%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 6%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 96%
CT U.S. Senate Sr Richard Blumenthal Democratic 100%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 27%
John Boehner 0%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 3%
Sonny Bono 3%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 36%
Dan Boren 18%
Leonard Boswell 63%
Charles Boustany, Jr. 3%
Barbara Boxer 100%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 96%
Bruce Braley 87%
Steve Brannan 6%
AL U.S. House 5 Mo Brooks Republican 6%
Paul Broun 3%
Corrine Brown 93%
Scott Brown 54%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 81%
FL U.S. House 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 12%
IN U.S. House 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
Ann Marie Buerkle 0%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 3%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 36%
Dan Burton 6%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 93%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 3%
Dave Camp 6%
John Campbell III 9%
Francisco Canseco 0%
Eric Cantor 0%
WA U.S. Senate Jr Maria Cantwell Democratic 100%
WV U.S. Senate Jr Shelley Capito Republican 9%
Lois Capps 96%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 100%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Ben Cardin Democratic 100%
Dennis Cardoza 45%
Russ Carnahan 93%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 96%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 100%
IN U.S. House 7 André Carson Democratic 90%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 0%
PA U.S. Senate Sr Bob Casey, Jr. Democratic 81%
LA U.S. Senate Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 6%
FL U.S. House 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 96%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 0%
Jason Chaffetz 0%
Saxby Chambliss 27%
Ben Chandler III 60%
CA U.S. House 27 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
RI U.S. House 1 David Cicilline Democratic 96%
Hansen Clarke 100%
NY U.S. House 9 Yvette Clarke Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 96%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 87%
Dan Coats 27%
Howard Coble 3%
Thomas Coburn 36%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 36%
CO U.S. House 6 Michael Coffman Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 9 Steve Cohen Democratic 96%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 0%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 72%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 0%
VA U.S. House 11 Gerry Connolly Democratic 100%
Kent Conrad 63%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 100%
DE U.S. Senate Jr Chris Coons Democratic 100%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 90%
TN U.S. Senate Jr Robert Corker Republican 36%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 36%
Jerry Costello 45%
CT U.S. House 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 96%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 36%
Chip Cravaack 0%
AR U.S. House 1 Rick Crawford Republican 3%
Ander Crenshaw 6%
Mark Critz 27%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 45%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 0%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
Geoff Davis 3%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 100%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 93%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
James DeMint 45%
CA U.S. House 10 Jeff Denham Republican 0%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 18%
TN U.S. House 4 Scott DesJarlais Republican 0%
FL U.S. House 22 Ted Deutch Democratic 84%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 3%
Norm Dicks 93%
John Dingell 90%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 100%
Bob Dold 30%
IN U.S. Senate Sr Joe Donnelly, Sr. Democratic 33%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 90%
David Dreier 0%
WI U.S. House 7 Sean Duffy Republican 0%
SC U.S. House 3 Jeff Duncan Republican 0%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 6%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 90%
Donna Edwards 100%
MN U.S. House 5 Keith Ellison Democratic 93%
Renee Ellmers 0%
Jo Ann Emerson 6%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 96%
John Ensign 27%
WY U.S. Senate Sr Mike Enzi Republican 36%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 96%
TX U.S. House 27 Blake Farenthold Republican 3%
Sam Farr 93%
Chaka Fattah, Sr. 93%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 100%
Bob Filner 100%
Stephen Fincher 6%
Mike Fitzpatrick 39%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 9%
TN U.S. House 3 Chuck Fleischmann Republican 6%
John Fleming, Jr. 0%
TX U.S. House 17 Bill Flores Republican 3%
Randy Forbes 6%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 21%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 3%
Barney Frank 96%
MN U.S. Senate Jr Al Franken Democratic 90%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 3%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 21%
OH U.S. House 11 Marcia Fudge Democratic 96%
Elton Gallegly 3%
CA U.S. House 3 John Garamendi Democratic 96%
CO U.S. Senate Jr Cory Gardner Republican 0%
Scott Garrett 3%
Jim Gerlach 24%
OH U.S. House 7 Bob Gibbs Republican 0%
Chris Gibson 21%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
NY U.S. Senate Jr Kirsten Gillibrand Democratic 100%
Phil Gingrey 0%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 3%
Charlie Gonzalez 75%
VA U.S. House 6 Bob Goodlatte Republican 3%
AZ U.S. House 4 Paul Gosar Republican 3%
SC U.S. House 4 Trey Gowdy III Republican 0%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 27%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 6%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 27%
GA U.S. House 14 Tom Graves, Jr. Republican 0%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 84%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 63%
AR Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin Republican 0%

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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