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					second session

110th

congress

environmental

NatioNal

08

Scorecard

L e ague of conservatio n vot e r s

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LCV board of direCtors *
John H. Adams Founding Director, Natural Resources Defense Council Marcia Aronoff Vice President for Programs, Environmental Defense Fund Paul Austin Executive Director, Conservation Minnesota & Conservation Minnesota Voter Center Brent Blackwelder (Honorary) President, Friends of the Earth The Honorable Sherwood Boehlert Accord Group The Honorable Carol Browner Principal, The Albright Group, LLC Marcia Bystryn Executive Director, New York League of Conservation Voters Brownie Carson Executive Director, Natural Resources Council of Maine Carrie Clark Executive Director, Conservation Council of North Carolina George Frampton, Jr. Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Wade Greene (Honorary) Philanthropy Advisor, Rockefeller Family & Associates Lisa Guthrie Executive Director, Virginia League of Conservation Voters Jay Harris Changing Horizons Fund Rampa R. Hormel President, Global Environment Project Institute John Hunting (Honorary) Chair, Beldon Fund John Hunting and Associates Tom Kiernan, Treasurer President, National Parks Conservation Association William H. Meadows III President, The Wilderness Society Jorge Mursuli President and CEO, Democracia U.S.A. Scott A. Nathan Managing Director, The Baupost Group, LLP John D. Podesta President and CEO, Center for American Progress Jonathan Poisner Executive Director, Oregon League of Conservation Voters Lana Pollack President, Michigan Environmental Council Bill Roberts, Chair Executive Director, Beldon Fund Larry Rockefeller President, American Conservation Association Theodore Roosevelt IV (Honorary Chair) Managing Director, Lehman Brothers Donald K. Ross Rockefeller Family & Associates Rodger O. Schlickeisen, Vice-Chair President, Defenders of Wildlife Peggy Shepard Executive Director, West Harlem Environmental Action (WE ACT) Susan Smartt, Secretary President and CEO, Yosemite National Institutes Lynde B. Uihlein President, Brico Fund LLC

LCV issues & aCCountabiLity Committee *
Marcia Aronoff Environmental Defense Fund Brent Blackwelder Friends of the Earth Marcia Bystryn New York League of Conservation Voters Lana Pollack Michigan Environmental Council Wesley Warren Natural Resources Defense Council

LCV sCoreCard adVisory Committee *
Anna Aurilio Environment America Kevin Curtis Pew Environment Group Mike Daulton National Audubon Society Robert Dewey Defenders of Wildlife Blake Early American Lung Association Marty Hayden Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund David Jenkins Republicans for Environmental Protection Adam Kolton National Wildlife Federation Linda Lance The Wilderness Society Craig Lasher Population Action International Craig Obey National Parks Conservation Association Jason Patlis World Wildlife Fund Nancy Perry The Humane Society of the United States Erich Pica Friends of the Earth Melinda Pierce Sierra Club Cindy Shogan Alaska Wilderness League Elizabeth Thompson Environmental Defense Fund Karen Wayland Natural Resources Defense Council Marchant Wentworth Union of Concerned Scientists

* Organizations are shown for identification purposes only

contents
1. AnAlysis
Overview of the 2nd Session of the 110th Congress Voting Summary

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he nonprofit League of Conservation Voters (LCV) has published a National Environmental Scorecard every Congress since 1970, the year it was founded by leaders of the environmental movement following the first Earth Day.

LCV works to turn environmental values into national priorities. This edition of the National Environmental Scorecard provides objective, factual information about the most important environmental legislation considered and the corresponding voting records of all Members of the second session of the 110th Congress. This Scorecard represents the consensus of experts from about 20 respected environmental and conservation organizations who selected the key votes on which Members of Congress should be graded. LCV scores votes on the most important issues of the year, including energy, global warming, environmental health and safety protections, public lands and wildlife conservation, and spending for environmental programs. The votes included in this Scorecard presented Members of Congress with a real choice and help distinguish which legislators are working for environmental protection. Except in rare circumstances, the Scorecard excludes consensus action on the environment and issues on which no recorded votes occurred. Dedicated environmentalists and national leaders volunteered their time to identify and research crucial votes. We extend special thanks to our Board of Directors, Issues & Accountability Committee, and Scorecard Advisory Committee for their valuable input.
Edited by Tim Greeff, Gene Karpinski, Tony Massaro, Joshua McNeil, Hasan Nazar, David Sandretti, Tiernan Sittenfeld, and Mark Trainer. Design by Sarah McPhie, Cutting Edge Design. Published October 2008 by the League of Conservation Voters. All rights reserved. For additional copies or information about joining LCV, please contact us at: 1920 L Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. Phone: (202) 785-8683; Fax: (202) 835-0491; Email: feedback@lcv.org. Full Scorecard information is also available online at www.lcv.org/scorecard.

2. senAte scores
Vote Descriptions Senate Votes

3. House scores
Vote Descriptions House Votes

4. index
Members of the 2nd Session of the 110th Congress

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2 0 0 8 overview 2005ov e r v i e w
The 2008 National Environmental Scorecard reflects more clearly than perhaps ever before that America is truly at a crossroads when it comes to our energy future. In the face of gas prices that shot above four dollars a gallon, unrest around the world, and increasing global warming pollution, it could not be more obvious that we must reduce our dependence on oil. Yet given many opportunities to vote for energy efficiency and clean renewable energy that will turn our economy around and improve our environment, a minority in Congress clung to the failed energy policies of the past.
The 110th Congress began in 2007 with great promise of bringing about a new energy economy. Under Speaker Pelosi’s (D-CA) leadership, the House of Representatives passed a bill during the first 100 hours to repeal more than $13 billion in subsidies to oil companies and to create a fund for clean, renewable energy. The first session concluded with the passage and enactment into law of H.R. 6, the Energy Independence and Security Act, which raised the overall fuel economy of cars and light trucks to 35 miles per gallon — the first such increase since 1975 — and included important efficiency standards for lightbulbs, buildings and homes. The success of the first session of the 110th Congress should have led to even more progress in 2008. Unfortunately, a vocal minority of members closely allied with Big Oil instead turned the year into a series of missed opportunities and major steps backward. Although the new Congressional leadership worked with longtime environmental champions and many new members to build on the progress of 2007, too many in Congress sided with the oil companies instead of standing up for the interests of their constituents. Time and again, they not only blocked progress but actually exacerbated our energy problems.
	

Congress considered other environmental issues in 2008, including environmental funding and education, and protection of public lands, but energy was clearly the dominant issue of the year. The majority of the 11 Senate and 13 House votes in the 2008 Scorecard are energy votes that presented Congress with a real choice: chart a bold new course that puts Americans back to work, saves families money at the gas pump and on home heating bills, improves our national security, and protects the planet for future generations; or continue the disastrous energy policies of the last eight years that have benefitted only the oil industry. This Scorecard separates those members of Congress who are embracing a new energy future from those who are wedded to the past. As is all too apparent, Newt Gingrich, President Bush, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and the Republican leadership in Congress launched a very effective campaign to mislead the American people into believing that new offshore drilling would lead to lower gas prices. That campaign ignored the fact that the United States has less than three percent of the world’s oil reserves but uses 25 percent, and that according to the Department of Energy, even negligible impacts on gas prices would not occur
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until 2030. Regardless, their well-funded campaign and relentless chants of “drill here, drill now, pay less” and “drill, baby, drill” built considerable momentum for allowing the long-standing moratorium on drilling off America’s treasured coasts to expire. House leadership drafted a comprehensive, compromise energy bill to allow offshore drilling while maintaining protections for 50 to 100 miles offshore and combining it with a Renewable Electricity Standard, building efficiency standards, and clean energy tax credits. In perhaps the defining vote on whether members stood for a new energy future or stood with Big Oil, the Republican leadership offered an unsuccessful substitute to strip all of the clean energy policies. The comprehensive bill then passed the House, but after the White House signaled that it would veto a continuing budget resolution that maintained any coastal protections, even the partial extension of the moratorium was dropped. In addition to pushing offshore drilling above all else, allies of Big Oil repeatedly rejected attempts to repeal billions of dollars of subsidies for oil companies and to instead shift that money to clean, renewable energy — in spite of the fact that oil companies are enjoying record profits while consumers suffer from high energy prices. And while the renewable energy industry is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise abysmal economy, most Senate Republicans and many conservative House Democrats spent almost all of 2008 disagreeing over whether and how to pay for vitally important clean energy tax credits set to expire at the end of this year. The delay in extending the tax credits jeopardized as many as 117,000 jobs and $19 billion in domestic clean energy investment. Congress finally extended these tax credits in early October, but they also included incentives for dirty fuels like liquid coal and oil shale.
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Another place where the debate over our energy future came to a head was the global warming bill advanced by Environment & Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and John Warner (R-VA). The Climate Security Act is a comprehensive bill to significantly reduce global warming pollution that LCV worked to strengthen and pass during the first half of 2008. Unfortunately, opponents of reducing global warming pollution immediately embarked upon several days of obstruction and delay when the bill came to the Senate floor, even insisting that the clerk read the entire 492 page substitute aloud. Ultimately, 48 senators voted to move forward, and six senators who were absent issued statements indicating that they would have voted that way as well — bringing the total number of senators who supported taking action to address global warming to 54. While short of the 60 votes necessary to override a filibuster (a far too frequent outcome in 2008), it’s significant that a majority of senators went on the record in support of making progress in combating global warming. With just six more votes, the Senate could have continued consideration of this very important bill. As we prepare for a new Congress and a new Administration, it’s all too obvious that America is desperate for change. The good news is that a new energy policy can bring about just the change we need. LCV is committed to working with the 111th Congress and the new Administration to take bold action. It’s time to dramatically increase our production of clean, renewable energy, cut our dependence on oil, and invest billions of dollars in a new energy economy.

1. AnAlysis


voting summary
2 0 0 8 s tAt e Av e r A g e s STATE Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri SENATE HOUSE 18 9 9 91 100 59 100 8 6 9 95 1 59 50 59 18 1 7 95 95 68 100 86 9 50 1  7 6 61 51 86 69 6 1 85 15 6 7 58 50  1 96 91 98 51 66 61  STATE Montana Nebraska Nevada New	Hampshire New	Jersey New	Mexico New	York North	Carolina North	Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode	Island South	Carolina South	Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West	Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming SENATE HOUSE 100 50 59  91 59 6 6 91 55 9 95 6 100 9 55  18 18 100 59 95 8 100 18 8  56 100 75  81 51 85 6 18 78 66 85 8 77 5  6 9 5 71 7 68 0

	

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2008 maps of state averages
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House

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2 0 0 8 s e n At e H i g H A n d l o w s c o r e s
Highest senate delegations:
California 100% · Connecticut 100% · Michigan 100% · Montana 100% · Rhode Island 100% · Vermont 100% · Wisconsin 100%

lowest senate delegations:
Alaska 9% · Arizona 9% · Georgia 9% · Mississippi 9% · Oklahoma 9% · South Carolina 9%

senate scores of 100:
california Boxer · Feinstein · colorado Salazar · connecticut Dodd · Lieberman · delaware Carper · Hawaii Akaka · illinois Durbin · Maine Collins · Maryland Cardin · Massachusetts Kerry · Michigan Levin · Stabenow · Minnesota Klobuchar · Montana Baucus · Tester · nevada Reid · new Mexico Bingaman · oregon Wyden · Pennsylvania Casey · rhode island Reed · Whitehouse · Vermont Leahy · Sanders · Washington Cantwell · Wisconsin Feingold · Kohl

senate scores less than 10:
Alaska Murkowski · Stevens · Arizona McCain · Georgia Isakson · idaho Craig · Kentucky McConnell · louisiana Vitter · Mississippi Cochran · Wicker · nebraska Hagel · new Hampshire Gregg · oklahoma Coburn · Inhofe · south carolina DeMint · Graham

2008 House HigH And low scores
Highest House delegations:
New Hampshire 100% · Massachusetts 98% · Maine 96% · Vermont 92% · Maryland 91%

lowest House delegations:
Oklahoma 18% · Idaho 15% · Montana 8% · Wyoming 0%

House scores of 100:
california Berman · Capps · Davis, S. · Eshoo · Harman · Honda · Lee · Lofgren · Sanchez, Linda · Schiff · Stark · Tauscher · Waters · Waxman · connecticut Courtney · Murphy, C. · Georgia Lewis, John · illinois Emanuel · Lipinski · Schakowsky · Kentucky Chandler · Yarmuth · Massachusetts Capuano · Frank, B. · Lynch · Markey · McGovern · Neal · Olver · Tierney · Tsongas · Maryland Edwards, D. · Sarbanes · Van Hollen · Maine Allen · Michigan Dingell · Minnesota Ellison · McCollum · new Hampshire Hodes · Shea-Porter · new Jersey Holt · Pallone · Payne · new york Ackerman · Bishop, T. · Hall, J. · Hinchey · Israel · Lowey · McCarthy, C. · McNulty · Meeks, G. · Nadler · Serrano · oregon Blumenauer · DeFazio · Pennsylvania Schwartz · tennessee Cohen · Cooper · Virginia Moran, James · Scott, R. · Washington Baird · Inslee · Wisconsin Baldwin · Kind · Moore, G. · Obey

House scores of 0:
Alabama Aderholt · Bonner · Everett · Arizona Franks, T. · Shadegg · california Campbell · Dreier · Gallegly · Herger · Hunter · Lungren · McCarthy, K. · Miller, Gary · Nunes · Rohrabacher · Royce · colorado Lamborn · Tancredo · Florida Feeney · Miller, J. · Stearns · Georgia Broun · Gingrey · Kingston · iowa King, S. · indiana Burton · Pence · Kentucky Lewis, R. · louisiana Alexander, R. · McCrery · Scalise · Michigan Camp · Hoekstra · Walberg · Missouri Akin · Blunt · north carolina Foxx · McHenry · Myrick · ohio Boehner · Jordan · Latta · oklahoma Lucas · Pennsylvania Peterson, J. · south carolina Wilson, J. · tennessee Blackburn · Davis, David · texas Barton · Brady, K. · Burgess · Carter · Conaway · Culberson · Granger · Hall, R. · Marchant · Neugebauer · Paul · Poe · Sessions, P. · Smith, L. · Thornberry · utah Bishop, R. · Cannon · Virginia Forbes · Goode · Goodlatte · Washington Hastings, D. · McMorris Rodgers · Wyoming Cubin

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r At i n g t H e l e A d e r s H i p o f e n v i r o n m e n tA l c o m m i t t e e s

senate
coMMittee cHAir score rAnKinG MeMber score

Agriculture,	Nutrition	and	Forestry	 Appropriations	 Commerce,	Science,	and	Transportation	 	 Energy	and	Natural	Resources	 Environment	and	Public	Works	
senAte coMMittee leAder AVerAGe

Harkin	(IA)	 Byrd	(WV)	 Inouye	(HI)	 	 Bingaman	(NM)	 Boxer	(CA)	
cHAirs

91	 7	 91	 	 100	 100	
91

Chambliss	(GA)	 Cochran	(MS)	 Stevens	(AK)*	 Hutchison	(TX)*	 Domenici	(NM)	 Inhofe	(OK)	
rAnKinG MeMbers

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	 * Senator Hutchison replaced Senator Stevens on July 30, 2008.

House
coMMittee cHAir score rAnKinG MeMber score

Agriculture	 Appropriations	 Energy	and	Commerce	 Natural	Resources	 Science	and	Technology	 Transportation	and	Infrastructure	
House coMMittee leAder AVerAGe

Peterson	(MN-07)	 Obey	(WI-07)	 Dingell	(MI-15)	 Rahall	(WV-0)	 Gordon	(TN-06)	 Oberstar	(MN-08)	
cHAirs

85	 100	 100	 85	 85	 9	
91

Goodlatte	(VA-06)	 Lewis,	Jerry	(CA-1)	 Barton	(TX-06)	 Young,	D.	(AK-AL)	 Hall	(TX-0)	 Mica	(FL-07)	
rAnKinG MeMbers

0 8 0  0 8
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pA r t y l e A d e r s ’ s c o r e s

senate
deMocrAts score rePublicAns score

Reid	(NV),	Majority	Leader Durbin	(IL),	Majority	Whip Schumer	(NY),	Conference	Vice	Chair Leadership	Average

100 100 91 97

McConnell	(KY),	Minority	Leader Kyl	(AZ),	Minority	Whip Alexander	(TN),	Conference	Chair Leadership	Average

9 18 18 15

House
deMocrAts score rePublicAns score

Pelosi*	(CA),	Speaker	of	the	House Hoyer	(MD),	Majority	Leader Clyburn	(SC),	Whip Emanuel	(IL),	Caucus	Chair Leadership	Average
* The Speaker votes at her discretion.

NA 9 9 100 95 Boehner	(OH),	Minority	Leader	 Blunt	(MO),	Minority	Whip Putnam	(FL),	Conference	Chair Leadership	Average 0 0 8 

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2008 senate vote descriptions
1. Global WarminG

Today, America faces the unprecedented challenges of confronting global warming as well as solving the current energy crisis. Both problems require a rapid transformation of our energy future to greater energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy. Scientists warn that we only have a brief window to act in order to stave off the worst impacts of global warming, such as increases in hurricane intensity, forest fire frequency and intense rain storms. Global warming is endangering water supplies, public health, agriculture, infrastructure, our natural environment, and threatens to reduce the world’s economic output by up to 20 percent if left unchecked. In June, the Senate took up consideration of S. 2191, the Climate Security Act, comprehensive legislation to cut global warming pollution and drive rapid investment in the clean energy economy. The Climate Security Act would have reduced global warming pollution 17-19% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 57–63% below 2005 levels by 2050. Through a flexible market mechanism, the bill allowed major polluters to choose the most cost-efficient way to reduce pollution and buy pollution allowances to cover each ton of pollution that they continue to emit. The bill would have diversified America’s energy supply, ensured America leads the clean energy revolution, reduced our dependence on foreign oil and recharged America’s economy. Opponents of the Climate Security Act mounted a filibuster against it. On June 6, the Senate voted to continue the process towards the bill’s final passage. Six senators who couldn’t be at the vote entered statements into the record that they would have voted “yes” had they been present, bringing the total to 54 senators who spoke up for the need to advance serious legislation on global warming. Supporters included 10 senators who had not supported global warming legislation in prior votes (2003 and 2005). The cloture vote failed 48-36 (Senate roll call vote 145). YES iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE.
2 & 3. ClEan EnErGY tax CrEditS

A broad coalition of businesses, construction companies, environmental organizations, investors, labor groups, trade associations and utilities agree that the single most effective measure to increase the use of clean renewable energy and energy efficiency is to extend and expand the present set of clean energy tax credits that are due to expire at the end of 2008. Energy experts maintain that extending the credits could save as many as 117,000 existing jobs and generate an additional $19 billion in domestic clean energy investment. On June 17, the Senate voted to move forward on H.R. 6049, the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008, which had passed the House on May 21 by a margin of 263-160. This bill would have extended dozens of expired or soon-to-expire tax provisions for one year, including tax credits for research, investment in solar and fuel cells, and the production tax credit for wind and other renewable energy sources. The tax credits would be offset by closing various corporate loopholes. The majority of Senate Republicans maintained that there was no need to offset — pay for — extending existing tax credits, calling that move tantamount to a tax increase. In contrast,

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many conservative House Democrats insisted that all tax credits be fully paid for — a position the House leadership subsequently adopted. On June 17, the Senate fell short of the votes necessary to proceed to an up or down vote on the bill by a vote of 52-44 (Senate roll call vote 150), eight short of the required three-fifths needed to end debate. YES iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE. In another in a series of Senate attempts to break the logjam over the clean energy tax package, Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, crafted yet another version of the tax credits. While the package largely followed along earlier versions by extending dozens of expired or soon-to-be expiring tax provisions for one year, it also contained additional provisions for new renewable clean energy technologies such as marine and hydrokinetic and an $8 billion boost to the Highway Trust Fund. To offset the cost, the bill would change certain tax rules for stock brokers and deferred compensation, delay the foreign tax credit, and increase the estimated tax payment from certain corporations. On July 30, this effort also failed to reach the 60 vote threshold by a vote of 51-43 (Senate roll call vote 192). YES iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE. Congress finally extended the tax credits in early October.
4. EnErGY priCES: EnvironmEntal & ConSumEr protECtion

On June 10, during the heated debate over rising energy prices, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) tried to bring his bill, S. 3044, the Consumer First Energy Act, to the Senate floor for debate. He proposed a package that attempted to reverse the harm imposed by eight years of Bush Administration pro-oil policies by attacking the root causes of high energy prices, providing price relief to American consumers, and supporting investment in clean energy technologies. S. 3044 sought to roll back tax breaks for oil and gas companies and invest those taxpayer dollars in clean, renewable energy and consumer price protection. S. 3044 would implement a 25 percent windfall profits tax on the largest oil companies, protect consumers from price-gouging, and curb excessive market price speculation. The Consumer First Energy Act also included provisions to suspend government purchases of oil to fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), and would have empowered the U.S. Attorney General to bring an enforcement action against any country or company that is colluding to set the price of oil. Senator Reid offered a motion to move forward on the bill that required three-fifths of the total Senate (60 votes). The motion was rejected 51-43 (Senate roll call vote 146). YES iS thE proEnvironmEnt votE.

5. loW-inComE EnErGY aSSiStanCE

As energy prices continue to skyrocket, residential customers will likely bear a record burden this winter. Increasing costs will particularly impact low-income families as they struggle to balance their heating needs with those of food, shelter and other basic necessities. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced S. 3186, which provides $2.5 billion in emergency spending for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which gives low-income families an essential lifeline during the cold winter months. In addition to alleviating energy costs, this funding would help low-income families insulate and weatherize their homes, thus saving energy and decreasing their vulnerability to a continued upward trend in energy costs. On July 26, the Senate rejected the motion by a vote of 50-35 (Senate roll call vote 187), as it failed to reach the 60 vote threshold needed to end debate and move to an up or down vote. YES iS
thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE.

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6. offShorE drillinG

In 1981, Congress acted to protect America’s shores, beaches, and marine ecosystems by adopting a moratorium on oil and gas development in coastal waters. Congress has continued this protection every year since then. During Senate consideration of the Fiscal 2009 budget resolution, Senator David Vitter (R-LA) offered a motion to instruct conferees to insist that conference report language be adjusted to allow governors, with the concurrence of their state legislatures, to petition for allowing increased drilling along their beaches and shorelines. On May 25, the Senate rejected the Vitter motion to instruct by a 44-51 vote (Senate roll call vote 134). no iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE. The moratorium on offshore drilling was later allowed to expire in the continuing budget resolution.
7. arCtiC rEfuGE & offShorE drillinG

During consideration of S. 2284, the National Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered an amendment that would have opened the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, allowed oil and gas development in offshore coastal waters that have been protected by a federal moratorium since 1981, encouraged the use of high greenhouse gas intensive liquid coal technology, and promoted environmentally destructive oil shale mining on public lands. By unanimous consent, the Senate agreed that 60 votes would be required to pass the McConnell amendment. On May 13, the amendment failed by a vote of 42-56 (Senate roll call vote 123).
no iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE.

8. oil ShalE

In recent years, oil companies have pressured government agencies to open up 1.9 million acres in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming to develop oil shale. Development of oil shale requires huge amounts of energy and water resources, a process that produces global warming emissions that far surpass those of conventional fossil fuels. Additionally, the viability of oil shale as an energy source and its further environmental impacts are uncertain. In 2007, Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) and Representatives John Salazar (D-CO) and Mark Udall (D-CO) worked to institute a 12-month moratorium on leasing lands for oil-shale development, a provision that passed both chambers of Congress and was eventually signed into law. Unfortunately, facing strong opposition to clean energy solutions, this year Congress passed a continuing budget resolution that let the oil shale moratorium expire. To address the growing economic crisis, Senators Harry Reid (D-NV) and Robert Byrd (DWV) introduced S. 3604, an economic stimulus package. The bill included a provision to extend the moratorium on oil shale development for a second period of 12 months. In addition, the bill provided funding for energy and environment programs, including investments in public transportation, clean energy and energy efficiency, plug-in hybrid vehicles, and home weatherization. On September 26, the Senate rejected the motion to proceed by a 52-42 vote (Senate roll call vote 206).
YES iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE.

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9. Wind inSuranCE

With global warming contributing to the severity of hurricanes, sea level rise, and flooding, it’s becoming increasingly imperative to discourage new development and rebuilding in environmentally sensitive shorelines, wetlands, lowlands, and barrier islands. Unfortunately, the availability of federally subsidized flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) often encourages risky development in flood-prone areas, putting people and communities in harm’s way. Following the catastrophic and unprecedented 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons, the U.S. Treasury debt of the NFIP grew to more than $17 billion, with annual interest exceeding three quarters of a billion dollars. With the program set to expire at the end of FY 2008, Congress began working to reform and extend the program another five years. During Senate consideration of H.R. 3121, the Senate’s version of the Flood Insurance Reform and Modernization Act, Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) offered an amendment to greatly expand the scope of federal insurance offered to include coverage for wind damage from hurricanes, tornadoes and other windstorms. This means new federal subsidies and an expansion of taxpayer risk that would likely further spur risky and environmentally damaging development. On May 7, the amendment was defeated by a 19-74 vote (Senate roll call vote 117). no iS thE
pro-EnvironmEnt votE.

The House of Representatives passed its version of the bill on September 27, 2007, which included provisions similar to the Wicker amendment. In the final days of the Congress, a HouseSenate Conference was pending on the legislation.
10. publiC landS protECtion

The Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (S. 2739) brought together 62 individual bills concerning lands and activities in over 30 states and the District of Columbia. The omnibus bill included a measure to designate the 106,000 acre Wild Sky Wilderness in Washington State to the National Wilderness Preservation System, added the Eightmile River in Connecticut to the Wild and Scenic River System, and authorized new protections for historic sites, national parks, and precious water resources. On April 10, the Senate passed this public land conservation legislation, by a vote of 91-4 (Senate roll call vote 101). YES iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE. The bill subsequently passed the House and was signed into law by the President.

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11. EnvironmEntal fundinG

The Congressional budget process begins once the President’s annual budget is submitted in February. At that time, Congress begins to develop its own budget plan that reflects its spending priorities. The federal budget resolution sets funding levels for the next fiscal year and sets forth budget totals for the next five years. Because the concurrent budget resolution determines the spending authority of House appropriation committees that then subdivide the amount among its subcommittees, the federal budget is a powerful tool for establishing national policy priorities. Programs that protect our air, water, climate, wildlife, parks, forest, refuges, and other public lands fall under the Interior-Environment Appropriation Committee. S. Con Res 70 marks the second year of reversing cuts to many important environmental and conservation programs that occurred for nearly a decade. The budget agreement provides $38.6 billion in FY 2009 discretionary spending for environment and natural resources programs. This funding level is $1.9 billion above the FY 2008 enacted level, and $3.9 billion over the President’s FY 2009 request. The resolution also provides $7.7 billion for energy programs in FY 2009, which is $2.8 billion above the President’s proposal. This is a major improvement over the years of depleting funding for important public lands and natural resource management. YES iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE. As a concurrent resolution the bill does not need the President’s signature. On June 4, the Senate passed S. Con. Res. 70, by a vote of 48-45 (Senate roll call vote 142), setting the congressional budget for fiscal year 2009.

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0 7

7 19

15 13

s s

a a

Kyl mccain
arKanSaS

(r) (r)

18 0

1 0

15 0

9 24

✘
s	

✘
s

a a
s s

lincoln pryor
California

(d) (d)

91 91

67 60

77 7

49 59

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

✘ ✘

a a a a

Boxer feinstein
Colorado

(d) (d)

100 100

80 87

89 9

89 86

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
s

Allard salazar, K.
ConnECtiCut

(r) (d)

18 100

0 7

19 85

9 81

✘

✘

✘

dodd lieberman
dElaWarE

(d) (i)

100 100

60 9

77 96

77 87

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a s s a s a a a a a a a a a a a
s

Biden carper
florida

(d) (d)

6 100

67 9

65 96

83 81

martinez nelson, Bill

(r) (d)

6 91

1 100

 96

15 63

a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a ✘ a a a a a a a a

✘ ✘

a ✘ a a
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Low-Income Energy Assi stance

Tax Credits

Tax Credits

& Offshore Dr illing

pro-environment action anti-environment action ineligible to vote absence (counts as negative)

LCV SCORES

II

I

Public Land s Protection

% GEorGia

%

%

%

chambliss isakson
haWaii

(r) (r)

9 9

7 7

8 8

5 8

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘
s

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

a a

✘ ✘

Akaka inouye
idaho

(d) (d)

100 91

87 80

9 85

68 54

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a s a a a a a a
s

craig crapo
illinoiS

(r) (r)

9 18

1 1

1 15

8 5

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘

a a a
✘

✘ ✘

durbin obama
indiana

(d) (d)

100 18

9 67

96 6

83 72

a a a a a a a a a a a s s s s s a s s s a s a a a a a a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
s

Bayh lugar
ioWa

(d) (r)

8 18

7 5

77 9

76 26

✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

a a a a

✘ ✘

grassley Harkin
KanSaS

(r) (d)

7 91

 87

1 89

22 82

a a a a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a a ✘ a a a a a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Brownback roberts
KEntuCKY

(r) (r)

18 18

7 0

1 8

13 10

✘ ✘

a a a a a a ✘ a
✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Bunning mcconnell
louiSiana

(r) (r)

18 9

7 7

1 8

7 7

s

✘

landrieu vitter

(d) (r)

55 0

5 0

5 0

44 2

a a
✘ ✘

a
✘

a
✘

a a
✘ ✘

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KEY 	 	= a 	✘ 	= i 	 	= s =

Low-Income Energy Assi stance

Tax Credits

Tax Credits

& Offshore Dr illing

pro-environment action anti-environment action ineligible to vote absence (counts as negative)

LCV SCORES

II

I

Public Land s Protection

% mainE

%

%

%

Environmen tal Funding

110th Cong ress

Offshore Dr illing

ing

Energy Prices

Arctic Refuge

Clean Energy

Clean Energy

Global Warm

Wind Insura

Lifetime

Oil Shale

2008

2007

nce

2. senAte scores

collins snowe
marYland

(r) (r)

100 91

100 80

100 85

71 66

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a s a a a a s a a s a a a a a a a a a a a
s s s s s

cardin mikulski
maSSaChuSEttS

(d) (d)

100 91

9 9

96 9

89 83

Kennedy, e.* Kerry
miChiGan

(d) (d)

6 100

9 9

69 96

82 90

levin, c. stabenow
minnESota

(d) (d)

100 100

67 67

81 81

78 83

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a
s

coleman Klobuchar
miSSiSSippi

(r) (d)

7 100

 87

50 9

33 92

cochran wicker
miSSouri

(r) (r)

9 9

0 5

 6

8 3

✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘

✘
s

✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘

a a

✘ ✘

Bond mccaskill
montana

(r) (d)

18 8

0 7

8 77

6 77

✘
s

s

a a

a a a a

a a ✘ a a a

Baucus, m. tester
nEbraSKa

(d) (d)

100 100

67 80

81 89

67 88

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Hagel nelson, Ben

(r) (d)

9 91

0 67

15 77

5 43

a a a a a

a ✘ a a a a a
✘ ✘
s
15

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KEY 	 	= a 	✘ 	= i 	 	= s =

Low-Income Energy Assi stance

Tax Credits

Tax Credits

& Offshore Dr illing

pro-environment action anti-environment action ineligible to vote absence (counts as negative)

LCV SCORES

II

I

Public Land s Protection

% nEvada

%

%

%

ensign reid, H.
nEW hampShirE

(r) (d)

18 100

 87

7 9

29 77

a a ✘ a a* a* a* a* a a a a a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
s

gregg sununu
nEW JErSEY

(r) (r)

9 6

60 5

9 6

44 35

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

a

a

a s a a
✘ ✘

✘ ✘

lautenberg menendez
nEW mExiCo

(d) (d)

91 91

9 9

9 9

96 93

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

a a a a

Bingaman domenici
nEW YorK

(d) (r)

100 18

9 0

96 19

70 14

a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a s ✘ a s a s a a a a a a a a a a
s s s s s

clinton schumer
north Carolina

(d) (d)

6 91

7 9

58 9

82 90

✘

a a
✘ ✘

Burr dole
north daKota

(r) (r)

18 55

7 7

1 7

7 12

✘

✘ ✘

✘

✘ ✘

s s

a
s

a

a a a a a a s
✘ ✘ ✘

conrad dorgan
ohio

(d) (d)

91 91

7 87

81 89

56 63

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a ✘
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
s

Brown voinovich
oKlahoma

(d) (r)

91 18

87 0

89 19

92 13

coburn inhofe

(r) (r)

9 9

7 0

8 

9 4

✘ ✘

✘
s

✘ ✘

a a

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

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KEY 	 	= a 	✘ 	= i 	 	= s =

Low-Income Energy Assi stance

Tax Credits

Tax Credits

& Offshore Dr illing

pro-environment action anti-environment action ineligible to vote absence (counts as negative)

LCV SCORES

II

I

Public Land s Protection

% orEGon

%

%

%

Environmen tal Funding

110th Cong ress

Offshore Dr illing

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Arctic Refuge

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Oil Shale

2008

2007

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2. senAte scores

smith, g. wyden
pEnnSYlvania

(r) (d)

91 100

7 87

81 9

37 88

a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a s ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
s s

casey specter
rhodE iSland

(d) (r)

100 7

100 60

100 6

100 44

reed, J whitehouse
South Carolina

(d) (d)

100 100

9 9

96 96

96 96

demint graham
South daKota

(r) (r)

9 9

7 7

8 8

7 10

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘
s

✘
s

✘ ✘

✘ ✘

✘
s

a
✘

✘

✘ ✘

a

Johnson, tim thune
tEnnESSEE

(d) (r)

91 18

 

58 7

68 16

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a a a a a a a a a a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a ✘
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
s s

Alexander, l. corker
tExaS

(r) (r)

18 7

 7

7 7

17 27

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a a a a a a a a a a a a

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

cornyn Hutchison
utah

(r) (r)

18 18

0 7

8 1

4 5

s

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘

Bennett Hatch
vErmont

(r) (r)

18 18

7 1

1 15

5 10

leahy sanders

(d) (i)

100 100

80 9

89 96

92 94

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
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KEY 	 	= a 	✘ 	= i 	 	= s =

Low-Income Energy Assi stance

Tax Credits

Tax Credits

& Offshore Dr illing

pro-environment action anti-environment action ineligible to vote absence (counts as negative)

LCV SCORES

II

I

Public Land s Protection

% virGinia

%

%

%

warner webb
WaShinGton

(r) (d)

7 91

7 87

9 89

22 88

a ✘ ✘ a s a a a a a

✘ ✘

a s a a a a a
✘ ✘
s

cantwell murray
WESt virGinia

(d) (d)

100 91

87 87

9 89

88 88

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a s a a a a a a a a s a a a a a a s a a s a a a a a a a a
s

Byrd rockefeller
WiSConSin

(d) (d)

7 91

7 7

7 81

53 81

feingold Kohl
WYominG

(d) (d)

100 100

9 9

96 96

95 83

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Barrasso enzi

(r) (r)

18 18

 1

 15

24 4

a a a a

✘ ✘

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2008 House vote descriptions
1. ClEan EnErGY tax CrEditS i

The single most effective measure to increase the use of clean renewable energy and energy efficiency is to extend and expand the present set of clean energy tax credits that are due to expire at the end of 2008. Caught in a legislative ping-pong between the House and the Senate, some version of the tax extension package was considered by the House and Senate at least 12 times during the 110th Congress. In one of the earlier efforts to extend the renewable-energy and energy-efficiency tax credits, the House passed H.R. 5351, the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008, which would have extended the tax credit for wind and other renewables by three years and reinstated expired credits for commercial and resident buildings. In addition, new tax credits were made available for plug-in hybrids and other transportation alternatives. To offset the costs, the bill changed the way oil and gas companies calculate foreign oil and gas income and bumped up the estimated tax rate for certain large corporations. The measure passed with a vote of 236-182 (House roll call vote 84) on February 27. YES iS thE
pro-EnvironmEnt votE.

2. undErmininG ClEan EnErGY tax CrEditS / 3. ClEan EnErGY tax CrEditS ii

H.R. 6049, the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008, as reported by the Ways and Means Committee, extended the tax credits for wind and other renewable energies by one year, while also renewing several important research and development tax credits, and renewing the commercial and residential energy efficiency tax credits. This package was supported by over two hundred business, environmental, and utility groups. The tax credits would be paid for by delaying new interest allocation rules for multinational companies and changing the rules for taxing deferred compensation. Opponents maintained that loopholes closed by the bill amounted to tax increases. Representative McCrery (R-LA) sought to send the bill back to Committee with instructions that it be reported back without the offsets. Because conservative House Democrats would have resisted such a bill, this move was tantamount to killing the bill. The motion to recommit was rejected 201-220 (House roll call vote 343) on May 21. no iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE. After the effort to weaken the bill failed, the bill passed 263-160 (House roll call vote 344). YES iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE. Congress finally extended the tax credits in early October.

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4. arCtiC rEfuGE, offShorE, WEStErn drillinG

During House consideration of the Fiscal 2009 budget resolution, Representative Paul Ryan (RWI) offered a motion to instruct conferees designed to authorize drilling in protected, environmentally sensitive areas all across the country. The motion adjusted budget levels to assume $2.02 billion in increased revenues over fiscal years 2009 through 2013 from expanding federal leases for oil exploration and development on public lands throughout the West, offshore on the Outer Continental Shelf, and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. This was a backdoor attempt to allow drilling on all of these pristine lands and shores. On May 14, the House rejected the Ryan motion to instruct by a 185-229 vote (House roll call vote 321). no iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE.
5. GuttinG rEnEWablE EnErGY

As energy costs spiraled upward and American consumers suffered at the pump, anti-environment forces in Congress monopolized legislative proceedings to push a pro-drilling agenda. In September, House Democrats introduced a proposal that combined conservation measures, renewable energy investment, and increased drilling into a single comprehensive energy package. The Comprehensive American Energy Security & Consumer Protection Act of 2008 included a renewable electricity standard mandating that 15% of American electricity come from clean energy sources by 2020. H.R. 6899 would extend tax credits to the renewable energy industry, institute energy efficiency standards for buildings, and repeal billions of dollars in tax subsidies to oil companies. During consideration of H.R. 6899, Representative John Peterson (R-PA) offered a motion to strike the renewable electricity standard and open up additional federal lands and waters to drilling. The motion would also have provided federal subsidies for the development of polluting fossil fuels such as oil shale. On September 16, the House defeated the motion by a 191-226 vote (House roll call vote 598).
no iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE.

6. GrEEn buildinG StandardS

Buildings consume about 40 percent of the total energy used in the United States and are responsible for about 40 percent of all U.S. carbon dioxide pollution. The initial building design and construction provides the best and most cost-effective opportunity to deploy energy-efficient features that will last for the lifetime of the building. The HOPE VI Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2007, H.R. 2534, required federally funded housing developments and community revitalizations for the low income and elderly to meet residential and commercial buildings criteria for efficiency. Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) offered an amendment that would have weakened these provisions by making them voluntary, deleted the definition of specific green criteria and goals, and allowed the Administration to choose any private industry-backed standard for voluntary compliance regardless of any positive public health or environmental benefit. On January 17, the House defeated the amendment by a vote of 169-240 (House roll call vote 16). no iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE.

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7. publiC tranSportation GrantS

Public transportation provides an energy-efficient travel choice that helps reduce the number of cars on the road. Public transportation use can reduce air pollution linked to significant public health impacts such as respiratory disease and cancer, as well as reduce global warming pollution. During a rapid increase in gasoline prices in the spring and summer, public transportation ridership hit record highs nationwide. At the same time, high diesel and electricity prices forced many transit agencies to consider cutting services or increasing fares. As a result, the House of Representatives took up H.R. 6052, the Saving Energy Through Public Transportation Act of 2008. H.R. 6052 would help meet the growing demand for affordable, convenient public transportation in cities across America by providing grants to local transit agencies to expand and improve service. This legislation would also prevent service cuts or fare increases and offer fringe transit benefits to federal employees nationwide. On June 26, the House passed H.R. 6052 by a 322-98 vote (House roll call vote 467). YES iS thE
pro-EnvironmEnt votE.

8 & 9. GrazinG and national landSCapE ConSErvation SYStEm

Former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt created the National Landscape Conservation System in June 2000 to recognize the “crown jewels” of public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. The 26 million-acre system comprises over 800 individual units; including the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in Montana, and the Headwaters Forest Reserve in northern California. H.R. 2016, the National Landscape Conservation System Act, provides permanent statutory recognition for a system that was created administratively eight years ago to “conserve, protect, and restore these nationally significant landscapes that have outstanding cultural, ecological, and scientific values for the benefit of current and future generations.” During consideration of H.R. 2016, Representative Steve Pearce (R-NM) introduced an amendment that seeks to enshrine current grazing operations on units within the National Landscape Conservation System regardless of the damage being caused to the land. On April 9, the House approved the amendment by a 214-207 vote (House roll call vote 172). no iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE. On the same day, the House voted 278-140 to pass H.R. 2016 by a 278-140 vote (House roll call vote 174). YES in thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE.
10. publiC landS protECtion

S. 2739, the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008, packaged together 62 individual bills concerning lands and activities in over 30 states and the District of Columbia. The omnibus bill included a measure to designate the 106,000 acre Wild Sky Wilderness in Washington State to the National Wilderness Preservation System, added the Eightmile River in Connecticut to the Wild and Scenic River System, and authorized new protections for historic sites, national parks and precious water resources. On April 29, the House passed this public land conservation legislation by a vote of 291-117 (House roll call vote 226), thus completing congressional action and sending the bill to the President for signature. YES iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE.

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11. EnvironmEntal fundinG

The Congressional budget process begins once the President’s annual budget is submitted in February. At that time, Congress begins to develop its own budget plan that reflects its spending priorities. The federal budget resolution sets funding levels for the next fiscal year and sets forth budget totals for the next five years. Because the concurrent budget resolution determines the spending authority of House appropriation committees that then subdivide the amount among its subcommittees, the federal budget is a powerful tool for establishing national policy priorities. Programs that protect our air, water, climate, wildlife, parks, forest, refuges and other public lands fall under the Interior Environment Appropriation Committee. S. Con Res 70 marks the second year of reversing cuts to many important environmental and conservation programs that occurred for nearly a decade. The budget agreement provides $38.6 billion in FY 2009 discretionary spending for environment and natural resources programs. This funding level is $1.9 billion above the FY 2008 enacted level, and $3.9 billion over the President’s FY 2009 request. The resolution also provides $7.7 billion for energy programs in FY 2009, which is $2.8 billion above the President’s proposal. This is a major improvement over the years of declining funding for important public lands and natural resource management. On June 5, the House passed S. Con. Res. 70 by a vote of 214-210, (House roll call vote 382) setting the congressional budget for fiscal year 2009. YES iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE. As a concurrent resolution, the bill does not need the President’s signature.
12. farm bill — SubSidY rEform

Because farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners control almost three quarters of the U.S. landscape, they have a significant impact on our air and water quality and wildlife habitat. The Department of Agriculture’s voluntary conservation programs provide critical assistance to landowners who are willing to share in the cost of protecting our environment, but these programs have been historically under funded relative to the need. More than half of those who want to enlist in voluntary conservation programs are turned away because of insufficient program funds. The farm bill’s reauthorization every five years gives Congress a chance to increase funding for these programs and to improve U.S. farm policies in ways that enhance our environment. During consideration of the 2008 farm bill conference report, Representative Ron Kind (D-WI) offered a motion to instruct House conferees to maintain the House-passed funding levels for three conservation programs: the Grassland Reserve Program, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Wetlands Reserve Program. The House-passed farm bill provided $4.4 billion more for these three programs over 10 years than did the version of the bill passed by the Senate. The motion also instructed conferees to adopt a Senate-passed provision that barred certain federal payments for crops planted on land with no previous cropping history in order to reduce incentives to convert native prairie to crop production. On May 6, the motion failed by a 140-274 vote (House roll call vote 258). YES iS thE proEnvironmEnt votE.

	

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13. no Child lEft inSidE

Environmental education serves as the cornerstone for conservation by sparking young people’s interest in and respect for the natural world. Hands-on environmental education has a measurable positive impact on student achievement in science, reading, math, and social studies, and stimulates interest in science and math as future career pathways. Today’s children spend half as much time outside as they did just 20 years ago and, on average, spend six and a half hours every day plugged into electronic media. Hands-on environmental education is a solution to this growing trend of “nature deficit disorder.” The No Child Left Inside Act of 2008, H.R. 3036, sponsored by Representative John Sarbanes (D-MD), created a new federal environmental grant program for states to develop environmental literacy programs and support teacher training in environmental education. The bill also extended the authorization of the National Environmental Education Act. On September 18, the House voted 293-109 in favor of H.R. 3036 (House roll call vote 614). YES
iS thE pro-EnvironmEnt votE.

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ndscape Co nservatio

Gutting Rene wable Energy

Public Land s Protection

Environmen tal Funding

Public Land s Grazing

Subsidy Refo rm Farm Bill —

Offshore, W es

Tax Credits

Tax Credits

Standards

tation Grants

ean Energy

pro-environment action anti-environment action ineligible to vote absence (counts as negative)

Tax Credits

LCV SCORES

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I

tern Drilling

n System

KEY

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Public Transp or

Green Build ing

Arctic Refuge ,

Clean Energy

Clean Energy

% alabama 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

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miller, george pelosi lee tauscher mcnerney speier* stark eshoo Honda lofgren farr cardoza radanovich costa nunes mccarthy, K. capps gallegly mcKeon dreier sherman Berman schiff waxman Becerra solis watson roybal-Allard waters Harman richardson

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1 76 85 9

10 76 86 4

a ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a a a a a a ✘ a a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a s a ✘ a ✘ s s ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
s

KEntuCKY 1 2 3 4 5 6

whitfield lewis, r. yarmuth davis, g. rogers, H. chandler

(r) (r) (d) (r) (r) (d)

8 0 100 8 8 100

15 0 100 0 5 100

 0 100  6 100

14 6 100 5 8 95

✘ ✘

✘
s

a a a a ✘
s

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i

louiSiana 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

scalise* Jefferson melancon mccrery Alexander, r. cazayoux** Boustany

(r) (d) (d) (r) (r) (d) (r)

0 85 77 0 0 50 8

N/A 75 55 0 10 N/A 0

0 79 6 0 6 50 

0 66 44 6 10 50 3

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i

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i

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a a a a a s a a a a a ✘ a ✘ a a ✘ a a a a a a a ✘ a
✘ ✘
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s

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i

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a a ✘

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a i ✘ a ✘

a
✘

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mainE 1 2

Allen michaud

(d) (d)

100 9

100 100

100 97

93 91

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a a a a ✘ a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a i i i i a i a a s s s i a i a a a ✘ a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a a a i i i i i a a a a i ✘ i

marYland 1 2 3 4 4

gilchrest ruppersberger sarbanes edwards, d.*** wynn***

(r) (d) (d) (d) (d)

77 9 100 100 56

60 80 85 N/A 100

67 85 91 100 86

64 85 91 100 85

* Representative Scalise was sworn in May 7, 2008 following the resignation of Representative Jindal on January 14, 2008. ** Representative Cazayoux was sworn in May 6, 2008 following the resignation of Representative Baker on February 2, 2008. *** Representative Edwards was sworn in June 19, 2008 following the resignation of Representative Wynn on May 31, 2008.

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% 5 6 7 8

%
90 5 95 95

%
91  9 97

%
76 21 93 99

Hoyer Bartlett cummings van Hollen

(d) (r) (d) (d)

9 15 9 100

a a a a a a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
s

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

a a a a ✘ a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a a a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a

maSSaChuSEttS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

olver neal mcgovern frank, B. tsongas tierney markey capuano lynch delahunt

(d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d)

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 85

100 95 100 80 100 100 95 95 90 90

100 97 100 88 100 100 97 97 9 88

97 90 100 92 100 98 93 95 96 90

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miChiGan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

stupak Hoekstra ehlers camp Kildee upton walberg rogers, michael J. Knollenberg miller, c. mccotter levin, s. Kilpatrick conyers dingell

(d) (r) (r) (r) (d) (r) (r) (r) (r) (r) (r) (d) (d) (d) (d)

9 0 69 0 9 5 0 15 1 1 15 9 9 85 100

70 5 70 0 80 5 5 5 0 5 15 90 80 85 90

79  70 0 85   9  7 15 91 85 85 9

66 15 59 10 88 39 3 6 9 16 12 87 84 76 72

a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
s

✘ ✘

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✘

a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ a a a a ✘ ✘ a a
✘ ✘ ✘
s

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s

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a ✘ a a a a

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a a a a a a a s a a a a

a a a a a a a a

a a a a

a ✘ ✘ a a ✘ a ✘ a a a a a a a a

a a ✘ ✘ a
✘ ✘ ✘

a a a a

a ✘ a ✘ a a a
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Underminin g Cl

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% minnESota 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

%

%

%

walz Kline ramstad mccollum ellison Bachman peterson, c. oberstar

(d) (r) (r) (d) (d) (r) (d) (d)

77 8 6 100 100 8 85 9

85 0 95 95 100 0 60 75

8  8 97 100  70 8

82 3 67 97 100 3 42 72

a a a a ✘ a a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a ✘ ✘ a ✘ a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
i

✘ ✘

a a a ✘ a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a a a ✘ a a a a a s a a a
✘

miSSiSSippi 1 2 3 4

childers* thompson, B. pickering taylor

(d) (d) (r) (d)

67 9 8 77

N/A 85 5 80

67 88 6 79

67 74 5 43

a a i ✘ i a i i i ✘ i a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ a a a ✘ ✘ a a a a s a a

a

miSSouri 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

clay Akin carnahan skelton cleaver graves Blunt emerson Hulshof

(d) (r) (d) (d) (d) (r) (r) (r) (r)

9 0 9 85 85 8 0 15 8

75 5 90 70 85 5 0 15 5

8  91 76 85 6 0 15 6

85 3 92 42 84 4 2 7 11

a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a a a a ✘ a a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a s a ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
s

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s

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s

a ✘ ✘ a ✘
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a ✘
s

montana AL

rehberg

(r)

8

10

9

4

a ✘

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nEbraSKa 1 2 3

fortenberry terry smith, Adrian

(r) (r) (r)

6 15 8

5 15 5

6 15 6

29 8 6

a ✘
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a ✘ a a ✘ a a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘

* Representative Childers was sworn in May 20, 2008 following the appointment of Representative Wicker to the Senate on December 31, 2007.

	

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%

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Berkley Heller porter

(d) (r) (r)

9  5

75 15 0

8 18 9

85 18 18

a a a a a s a a a a a a a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ a ✘ a ✘ a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
3. House scores

nEW hampShirE 1 2

shea-porter Hodes

(d) (d)

100 100

90 100

9 100

94 100

nEW JErSEY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

Andrews loBiondo saxton smith, c. garrett pallone ferguson pascrell rothman payne frelinghuysen Holt sires

(d) (r) (r) (r) (r) (d) (r) (d) (d) (d) (r) (d) (d)

85 85 5 77 8 100 8 9 9 100 6 100 85

100 90 75 85 0 100 85 100 90 75 70 100 95

9 88 67 8 15 100 67 97 91 85 67 100 91

90 75 62 73 15 97 51 93 93 88 56 100 91

a a a a
✘

a a a a ✘ a a a ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ a a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a a a a ✘ ✘ ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ ✘ ✘ a a a a a a a a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a
✘

a a a a a a
✘

a a a a a a ✘ a a a a s ✘ a ✘ a a a ✘ a s a a a a a s a a a ✘ a a a a a a a s
✘

a s a s a a a ✘ a a a a ✘ a ✘ a a ✘ a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a a s a a s a a a a a a a a s a

a a ✘ a a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a

a a a a a a a a

nEW mExiCo 1 2 3

wilson, H. pearce udall, t.

(r) (r) (d)

 15 9

15 0 100

18 6 97

15 3 96

a ✘ a a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a s a a a a a a


nEW YorK 1 2 3 4 5

Bishop, t. israel King, p. mccarthy, c. Ackerman

(d) (d) (r) (d) (d)

100 100  100 100

100 100 0 100 85

100 100 7 100 91

98 94 19 93 88

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% 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

%
90 95 95 90 90 80 85 0 100 90 85 85 95 95 95 95 95 5 90 5 5 95 95 0

%
9 9 97 91 91 85 88 7 97 91 91 88 97 97 85 97 97  91  9 91 9 

%
86 95 96 95 77 85 91 23 94 81 88 91 92 97 85 82 96 24 91 39 12 92 94 25

meeks, g. crowley nadler weiner towns clarke velázquez fossella maloney rangel serrano engel lowey Hall, J. gillibrand mcnulty Hinchey mcHugh Arcuri walsh reynolds Higgins slaughter Kuhl

(d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (r) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (r) (d) (r) (r) (d) (d) (r)

100 9 100 9 9 9 9  9 9 100 9 100 100 69 100 100 8 9 8 15 85 9 8

a a a a a a a
✘

a a a a a a a
✘

a a a a a a a
✘

a a a a a a a
✘

a a a a a a a
✘

a a a a a a a
s

a a a a a a a a a

a a a a a a s s a a a a a a a ✘ ✘ a ✘ a a a a ✘ ✘ ✘ a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a a a a a a

a a a a a a

a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a a ✘ a
✘
s

a a a a a a a a a

✘

a a a a a a a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a s a ✘ a

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

a a a a a a a
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a a a a a a a
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a a a a a a a
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a a a a a a a
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a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a

a a a a a a

a a a a a a a a a ✘ ✘ a a a a ✘ ✘ a
✘ ✘ ✘

a a a a a a a a a
✘

a
✘ ✘

a a s a a a a a ✘ a a ✘

a a a s a a s a ✘ a ✘ a ✘ a a a ✘ a ✘ a a a ✘ a a a a a ✘ a a a a a ✘ a ✘ a ✘ a ✘ a a a a a ✘ a

north Carolina 1 2 3 4 5 6

Butterfield etheridge Jones, w. price, d. foxx coble

(d) (d) (r) (d) (r) (r)

9 9 15 9 0 15

70 85 0 95 10 5

79 88 0 9 6 9

81 77 21 85 8 14

a a a a a a ✘ ✘ a a a a
✘ ✘ ✘
s

a a a a a a a a a a ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ a a a a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a a a s a a a a ✘ a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
s

✘ ✘

a a a ✘ a
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s

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% 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

%
75 15 10 0 75 95 90

%
76 1 6 0 7 9 91

%
57 11 6 3 73 90 94

mcintyre Hayes myrick mcHenry shuler watt miller, B.

(d) (r) (r) (r) (d) (d) (d)

77 1 0 0 69 9 9

a ✘ a a ✘ a a a a a a ✘ a a ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
s

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a a a a a a a ✘ a s s ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a
3. House scores

north daKota AL ohio 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

pomeroy

(d)

85

85

85

60

a a a a a a a ✘ a a a ✘ a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
s

chabot schmidt turner Jordan latta wilson, c. Hobson Boehner Kaptur Kucinich tubbs Jones, s.* tiberi sutton latourette pryce, d. regula ryan, t. space

(r) (r) (r) (r) (r) (d) (r) (r) (d) (d) (d) (r) (d) (r) (r) (r) (d) (d)

8 8  0 0 77 8 0 9 9 8 8 9 8 1 8 77 85

0 10 10 5 N/A	 60 0 0 80 80 75 15 85 0 5 0 80 60

15 9 15  0 67 7 0 85 85 77  88 9 7 7 79 70

22 8 7 3 0 67 16 2 76 91 81 12 88 26 18 30 78 70

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

✘
s

a ✘
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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✘

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a ✘

a ✘ a
✘ ✘

a a a a a a s ✘ a a a ✘ a ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ s a ✘ a a ✘ ✘ a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
s

✘

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✘

a a a a a a s a a ✘ ✘ a a a a ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ a a a a a a a

a a a a a a a a a i a a ✘ ✘ ✘ a a a a a ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ s ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ a s a a a a a a a

a a a a a a a ✘ a a a a ✘ a a ✘ a a a a ✘ a a ✘ ✘ a a s ✘ a a ✘ ✘ a a a ✘ a a a

a a a
s i

a ✘ a ✘ a
✘
s s

a ✘ a ✘ a
✘

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% oKlahoma 1 2 3 4 5

%

%

%

sullivan Boren lucas cole fallin

(r) (d) (r) (r) (r)

8 69 0 8 8

5 15 0 0 0

6 6 0  

5 27 3 3 3

a ✘ ✘ a a ✘ a a a a a a ✘
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

s

✘

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a
✘ ✘ ✘

a ✘ ✘ a ✘
s

orEGon

1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

wu walden Blumenauer defazio Hooley

(d) (r) (d) (d) (d)

9 8 100 100 9

100 0 100 95 85

97 15 100 97 88

95 10 93 90 91

a a a a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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pEnnSYlvania

Brady, r. fattah english Altmire peterson, J. gerlach sestak murphy, p. shuster carney Kanjorski murtha schwartz doyle dent pitts Holden

(d) (d) (r) (d) (r) (r) (d) (d) (r) (d) (d) (d) (d) (d) (r) (r) (d)

9 9 8 77 0 5 9 9 15 85 9 9 100 9 6 8 85

85 90 5 80 10 70 100 90 5 80 70 75 95 80 55 10 70

88 91 6 79 6 6 97 91 9 8 79 8 97 85 5 9 76

74 87 28 79 3 59 97 91 6 82 70 45 97 62 30 9 57

a a a a a a a a a a ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ a ✘ a a ✘
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0 55

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12 36

murphy, t.
platts

(r) (r)

1 6

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(d) (d)

77 9

90 95

85 9

91 97

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s

South Carolina 1 2 3 4 5 6

Brown, H. wilson, J. Barrett inglis spratt clyburn

(r) (r) (r) (r) (d) (d)

8 0 8 1 9 9

5 0 5 5 85 80

6 0 6 7 88 85

6 4 5 30 77 82

a ✘
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Herseth sandlin

(d)

77

70

7

62

tEnnESSEE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

davis, david duncan wamp davis, l. cooper gordon Blackburn tanner cohen

(r) (r) (r) (d) (d) (d) (r) (d) (d)

0 8 15 85 100 85 0 85 100

10 10 10 75 80 80 5 70 95

6 9 1 79 88 8  76 97

6 13 10 59 76 65 2 43 97

a ✘

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tExaS 1 2 3 4 5 6

gohmert poe Johnson, s. Hall, r. Hensarling Barton

(r) (r) (r) (r) (r) (r)

8 0 8 0 8 0

0 5 5 0 15 0

  6 0 1 0

3 6 7 14 7 7

a ✘
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% 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 utah 1 2 3

%
0 0 85 10 0 0 0 15 55 70 60 90 0 85 0 50 80 5 90 0 5 65 65 80 0 0

%
0 0 85 9 0 0 0 9 67 76 67 85 0 85 0 9 79  91 0 5 70 7 85 0 0

%
3 2 73 8 0 4 1 28 59 58 42 95 1 79 7 62 72 3 97 2 40 48 62 79 1 2

culberson Brady, K. green, A. mccaul conaway granger thornberry paul Hinojosa reyes edwards, c. Jackson lee, s. neugebauer gonzalez smith, l. lampson rodriguez marchant doggett Burgess ortiz cuellar green, g. Johnson, e.B. carter sessions

(r) (r) (d) (r) (r) (r) (r) (r) (d) (d) (d) (d) (r) (d) (r) (d) (d) (r) (d) (r) (d) (d) (d) (d) (r) (r)

0 0 85 8 0 0 0 0 85 85 77 77 0 85 0  77 0 9 0 77 77 85 9 0 0

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(r) (d) (r)

0 77 0

0 55 10

0 6 6

1 61 5

a a a a a a ✘ a a ✘ a a
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%

%

%

welch
wittman drake scott, r. forbes goode goodlatte cantor moran, James Boucher wolf davis, t.

(d)

9

95

9

94

a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ s ✘ ✘ ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
s s

virGinia 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

(r) (r) (d) (r) (r) (r) (r) (d) (d) (r) (r)

 8 100 0 0 0 8 100 77 1 8

N/A	 10 90 5 0 0 5 95 75 60 0

 9 9  0 0 6 97 76 9 9

23 10 84 5 11 9 3 84 67 28 40

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a a a a a a a a a a a a
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a ✘ a a a a a a a a ✘ a a s ✘ a a ✘ ✘ a ✘ a a a ✘ a s ✘ a a

WaShinGton 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

inslee larsen, r. Baird Hastings, d. mcmorris rodgers dicks mcdermott reichert smith, Adam

(d) (d) (d) (r) (r) (d) (d) (r) (d)

100 9 100 0 0 9 9 69 9

95 80 95 5 5 95 95 85 90

97 85 97   9 9 79 91

90 85 92 2 2 67 89 62 90

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘
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a a a a

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a a a a

a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a a s a a a

a ✘ a a s a ✘ a a a a a

WESt virGinia 1 2 3

mollohan capito rahall

(d) (r) (d)

9 8 85

55 0 75

70 7 79

43 28 66

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% WiSConSin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

%

%

%

ryan, p. Baldwin Kind moore, g.

(r) (d) (d) (d) (r) (r) (d) (d)

8 100 100 100 8 8 100 9

5 100 95 95 0 50 90 90

18 100 97 97 15 6 9 91

25 97 90 98 38 50 85 91

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a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a
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sensenbrenner petri obey Kagen cubin

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senAte lcV scores For 2008
MeMber
Akaka, Daniel (D) HI Alexander, Lamar (R) TN Allard, Wayne (R) CO Barrasso, John (R) WY Baucus, Max (D) MT Bayh, Evan (D) IN Bennett, Robert (R) UT Biden, Joseph (D) DE Bingaman, Jeff (D) NM Bond, Christopher (R) MO Boxer, Barbara (D) CA Brown, Sherrod (D) OH Brownback, Sam (R) KS Bunning, Jim (R) KY Burr, Richard (R) NC Byrd, Robert (D) WV Cantwell, Maria (D) WA Cardin, Benjamin (D) MD Carper, Thomas (D) DE Casey, Bob (D) PA Chambliss, Saxby (R) GA Clinton, Hillary (D) NY Coburn, Tom (R) OK Cochran, Thad (R) MS Coleman, Norm (R) MN Collins, Susan (R) ME Conrad, Kent (D) ND Corker, Bob (R) TN Cornyn, John (R) TX Craig, Larry (R) ID Crapo, Michael (R) ID DeMint, Jim (R) SC Dodd, Christopher (D) CT Dole, Elizabeth (R) NC

score (%)
100 18 18 18 100 82 18 64 100 18 100 91 18 18 18 73 100 100 100 100 9 36 9 9 73 100 91 27 18 9 18 9 100 55

MeMber
Domenici, Pete (R) NM Dorgan, Byron (D) ND Durbin, Richard (D) IL Ensign, John (R) NV Enzi, Michael (R) WY Feingold, Russ (D) WI Feinstein, Dianne (D) CA Graham, Lindsey (R) SC Grassley, Charles (R) IA Gregg, Judd (R) NH Hagel, Chuck (R) NE Harkin, Tom (D) IA Hatch, Orrin (R) UT Hutchison, Kay Bailey (R) TX Inhofe, James (R) OK Inouye, Daniel (D) HI Isakson, Johnny (R) GA Johnson, Tim (D) SD Kennedy, Edward (D) MA Kerry, John (D) MA Klobuchar, Amy (D) MN Kohl, Herbert (D) WI Kyl, Jon (R) AZ Landrieu, Mary (D) LA Lautenberg, Frank (D) NJ Leahy, Patrick (D) VT Levin, Carl (D) MI Lieberman, Joseph (I) CT Lincoln, Blanche (D) AR Lugar, Richard (R) IN Martinez, Mel (R) FL McCain, John (R) AZ McCaskill, Claire (D) MO McConnell, Mitch (R) KY

score (%)
18 91 100 18 18 100 100 9 27 9 9 91 18 18 9 91 9 91 36 100 100 100 18 55 91 100 100 100 91 18 36 0 82 9

MeMber
Menendez, Robert (D) NJ Mikulski, Barbara (D) MD Murkowski, Lisa (R) AK Murray, Patty (D) WA Nelson, Ben (D) NE Nelson, Bill (D) FL Obama, Barack (D) IL Pryor, Mark (D) AR Reed, Jack (D) RI Reid, Harry (D) NV Roberts, Pat (R) KS Rockefeller, John (D) WV Salazar, Ken (D) CO Sanders, Bernard (I) VT Schumer, Charles (D) NY Sessions, Jeff (R) AL Shelby, Richard (R) AL Smith, Gordon (R) OR Snowe, Olympia J. (R) ME Specter, Arlen (R) PA Stabenow, Debbie (D) MI Stevens, Ted (R) AK Sununu, John (R) NH Tester, Jon (D) MT Thune, John (R) SD Vitter, David (R) LA Voinovich, George (R) OH Warner, John (R) VA Webb, James (D) VA Whitehouse, Sheldon (D) RI Wicker, Roger (R) MS Wyden, Ron (D) OR

score (%)
91 91 9 91 91 91 18 91 100 100 18 91 100 100 91 18 18 91 91 27 100 9 36 100 18 0 18 27 91 100 9 100

4. index

House lcV scores For 2008
MeMber
Abercrombie, Neil (D) HI-1 Ackerman, Gary (D) NY-5 Aderholt, Robert (R) AL-4 Akin, Todd (R) MO-2 Alexander, Rodney (R) LA-5 Allen, Thomas (D) ME-1 Altmire, Jason (D) PA-4 Andrews, Robert (D) NJ-1 Arcuri, Michael (D) NY-24 Baca, Joe (D) CA-43 Bachmann, Michele Marie (R) MN-6 Bachus, Spencer (R) AL-6

score (%)
77 100 0 0 0 100 77 85 92 85 8 15

MeMber
Baird, Brian (D) WA-3 Baldwin, Tammy (D) WI-2 Barrett, Gresham (R) SC-3 Barrow, John (D) GA-12 Bartlett, Roscoe (R) MD-6 Barton, Joe (R) TX-6 Bean, Melissa (D) IL-8 Becerra, Xavier (D) CA-31 Berkley, Shelley (D) NV-1 Berman, Howard (D) CA-28 Berry, Marion (D) AR-1 Biggert, Judy (R) IL-13

score (%)
100 100 8 54 15 0 85 92 92 100 77 38

MeMber
Bilbray, Brian (R) CA-50 Bilirakis, Gus (R) FL-9 Bishop, Rob (R) UT-1 Bishop, Sanford (D) GA-2 Bishop, Tim (D) NY-1 Blackburn, Marsha (R) TN-7 Blumenauer, Earl (D) OR-3 Blunt, Roy (R) MO-7 Boehner, John (R) OH-8 Bonner, Jo (R) AL-1 Bono Mack, Mary (R) CA-45 Boozman, John (R) AR-3

score (%)
38 38 0 92 100 0 100 0 0 0 31 8

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Boren, Dan (D) OK-2 Boswell, Leonard (D) IA-3 Boucher, Rick (D) VA-9 Boustany, Charles (R) LA-7 Boyd, F. Allen (D) FL-2 Boyda, Nancy (D) KS-2 Brady, Kevin (R) TX-8 Brady, Robert (D) PA-1 Braley, Bruce (D) IA-1 Broun, Paul (R) GA-10 Brown, Corrine (D) FL-3 Brown, Henry (R) SC-1 Brown-Waite, Ginny (R) FL-5 Buchanan, Vernon (R) FL-13 Burgess, Michael (R) TX-26 Burton, Dan (R) IN-5 Butterfield, G.K. (D) NC-1 Buyer, Steve (R) IN-4 Calvert, Ken (R) CA-44 Camp, Dave (R) MI-4 Campbell, John (R) CA-48 Cannon, Christopher (R) UT-3 Cantor, Eric (R) VA-7 Capito, Shelley Moore (R) WV-2 Capps, Lois (D) CA-23 Capuano, Michael (D) MA-8 Cardoza, Dennis (D) CA-18 Carnahan, Russ (D) MO-3 Carney, Chris (D) PA-10 Carson, Andre (D) IN-7 Carter, John (R) TX-31 Castle, Michael (R) DE-AL Castor, Kathy (D) FL-11 Cazayoux, Don (D) LA-6 Chabot, Steve (R) OH-1 Chandler, Ben (D) KY-6 Childers, Travis (D) MS-1 Clarke, Yvette (D) NY-11 Clay, William (D) MO-1 Cleaver, Emanuel (D) MO-5 Clyburn, James (D) SC-6 Coble, Howard (R) NC-6 Cohen, Stephen Ira (D) TN-9 Cole, Tom (R) OK-4 Conaway, K. Michael (R) TX-11 Conyers, John (D) MI-14 Cooper, Jim (D) TN-5 Costa, Jim (D) CA-20 Costello, Jerry (D) IL-12 Courtney, Joe (D) CT-2 Cramer, Robert (D) AL-5 Crenshaw, Ander (R) FL-4 Crowley, Joseph (D) NY-7

score (%)
69 85 77 8 85 85 0 92 92 0 85 8 38 62 0 0 92 15 8 0 0 0 8 38 100 100 92 92 85 91 0 69 85 50 8 100 67 92 92 85 92 15 100 8 0 85 100 77 92 100 77 15 92

MeMber
Cubin, Barbara (R) WY-AL Cuellar, Henry (D) TX-28 Culberson, John (R) TX-7 Cummings, Elijah (D) MD-7 Davis, Artur (D) AL-7 Davis, Danny (D) IL-7 Davis, David (R) TN-1 Davis, Geoff (R) KY-4 Davis, Lincoln (D) TN-4 Davis, Susan (D) CA-53 Davis, Thomas (R) VA-11 Deal, Nathan (R) GA-9 DeFazio, Peter (D) OR-4 DeGette, Diana (D) CO-1 Delahunt, William (D) MA-10 DeLauro, Rosa (D) CT-3 Dent, Charles (R) PA-15 Diaz-Balart, Lincoln (R) FL-21 Diaz-Balart, Mario (R) FL-25 Dicks, Norman (D) WA-6 Dingell, John (D) MI-15 Doggett, Lloyd (D) TX-25 Donnelly, Joe (D) IN-2 Doolittle, John (R) CA-4 Doyle, Mike (D) PA-14 Drake, Thelma (R) VA-2 Dreier, David (R) CA-26 Duncan, John (R) TN-2 Edwards, Chet (D) TX-17 Edwards, Donna (D) MD-4 Ehlers, Vernon (R) MI-3 Ellison, Keith (D) MN-5 Ellsworth, Brad (D) IN-8 Emanuel, Rahm (D) IL-5 Emerson, Jo Ann (R) MO-8 Engel, Eliot (D) NY-17 English, Philip (R) PA-3 Eshoo, Anna (D) CA-14 Etheridge, Bob (D) NC-2 Everett, Terry (R) AL-2 Fallin, Mary (R) OK-5 Farr, Sam (D) CA-17 Fattah, Chaka (D) PA-2 Feeney, Tom (R) FL-24 Ferguson, Michael (R) NJ-7 Filner, Bob (D) CA-51 Flake, Jeff (R) AZ-6 Forbes, Randy (R) VA-4 Fortenberry, Jeffrey (R) NE-1 Fossella, Vito (R) NY-13 Foster, Bill (D) IL-14 Foxx, Virginia (R) NC-5 Frank, Barney (D) MA-4

score (%)
0 77 0 92 92 92 0 8 85 100 38 8 100 77 85 92 46 31 38 92 100 92 54 8 92 8 0 8 77 100 69 100 62 100 15 92 38 100 92 0 8 92 92 0 38 92 8 0 46 23 73 0 100

MeMber
Franks, Trent (R) AZ-2

score (%)
0 62 0 8 54 77 77 69 0 8 85 0 0 85 0 8 85 85 85 85 100 0 92 100 92 0 31 23 8 0 77 85 85 100 85 92 38 100 0 85 100 100 92 92 8 0 31 100 100 8 77 92 85

Frelinghuysen, Rodney (R) NJ-11 Gallegly, Elton (R) CA-24 Garrett, Scott (R) NJ-5 Gerlach, James (R) PA-6 Giffords, Gabrielle (D) AZ-8 Gilchrest, Wayne (R) MD-1 Gillibrand, Kirsten (D) NY-20 Gingrey, Phil (R) GA-11 Gohmert, Louis (R) TX-1 Gonzalez, Charles (D) TX-20 Goode, Virgil (R) VA-5 Goodlatte, Bob (R) VA-6 Gordon, Bart (D) TN-6 Granger, Kay (R) TX-12 Graves, Sam (R) MO-6 Green, Al (D) TX-9 Green, Gene (D) TX-29 Grijalva, Raúl (D) AZ-7 Gutierrez, Luis (D) IL-4 Hall, John (D) NY-19 Hall, Ralph (R) TX-4 Hare, Philip (D) IL-17 Harman, Jane (D) CA-36 Hastings, Alcee (D) FL-23 Hastings, Richard “Doc” (R) WA-4 Hayes, Robin (R) NC-8 Heller, Dean (R) NV-2 Hensarling, Jeb (R) TX-5 Herger, Wally (R) CA-2 Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie (D) SD-AL Higgins, Brian (D) NY-27 Hill, Baron (D) IN-9 Hinchey, Maurice (D) NY-22 Hinojosa, Rubén (D) TX-15 Hirono, Mazie (D) HI-2 Hobson, David (R) OH-7 Hodes, Paul (D) NH-2 Hoekstra, Peter (R) MI-2 Holden, Tim (D) PA-17 Holt, Rush (D) NJ-12 Honda, Michael (D) CA-15 Hooley, Darlene (D) OR-5 Hoyer, Steny (D) MD-5 Hulshof, Kenny (R) MO-9 Hunter, Duncan (R) CA-52 Inglis, Bob (R) SC-4 Inslee, Jay (D) WA-1 Israel, Steve (D) NY-2 Issa, Darrell (R) CA-49 Jackson Lee, Sheila (D) TX-2 Jackson, Jesse (D) IL-19 Jefferson, William (D) LA-2

	

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MeMber
Johnson, Hank (D) GA-4 Johnson, Sam (R) TX-3 Johnson, Timothy (R) IL-15 Jones, Walter (R) NC-3 Jordan, James (R) OH-4 Kagen, Steve (D) WI-8 Kanjorski, Paul (D) PA-11 Kaptur, Marcy (D) OH-9 Keller, Ric (R) FL-8 Kennedy, Patrick (D) RI-1 Kildee, Dale (D) MI-5 Kilpatrick, Carolyn (D) MI-13 Kind, Ronald (D) WI-3 King, Peter (R) NY-3 King, Steve (R) IA-5 Kingston, Jack (R) GA-1 Kirk, Mark (R) IL-10 Klein, Ron (D) FL-22 Kline, John (R) MN-2 Knollenberg, Joseph (R) MI-9 Kucinich, Dennis (D) OH-10 Kuhl, John “Randy” (R) NY-29 LaHood, Ray (R) IL-18 Lamborn, Douglas (R) CO-5 Lampson, Nick (D) TX-22 Langevin, James (D) RI-2 Larsen, Richard (D) WA-2 Larson, John (D) CT-1 Latham, Tom (R) IA-4 LaTourette, Steven (R) OH-14 Latta, Robert (R) OH-5 Lee, Barbara (D) CA-9 Levin, Sander (D) MI-12 Lewis, Jerry (R) CA-41 Lewis, John (D) GA-5 Lewis, Ron (R) KY-2 Linder, John (R) GA-7 Lipinski, Daniel (D) IL-3 LoBiondo, Frank (R) NJ-2 Loebsack, David (D) IA-2 Lofgren, Zoe (D) CA-16 Lowey, Nita (D) NY-18 Lucas, Frank (R) OK-3 Lungren, Dan (R) CA-3 Lynch, Stephen (D) MA-9 Mack, Connie (R) FL-14 Mahoney, Tim (D) FL-16 Maloney, Carolyn (D) NY-14 Manzullo, Donald (R) IL-16 Marchant, Kenny (R) TX-24 Markey, Edward (D) MA-7 Marshall, Jim (D) GA-8

score (%)
92 92 8 62 15 0 92 92 92 15 77 92 92 100 23 0 0 69 92 8 31 92 38 46 0 23 92 92 85 23 38 0 100 92 8 100 0 8 100 85 92 100 100 0 0 100 8 92 92 8 0 100 69

MeMber
Matheson, James (D) UT-2 Matsui, Doris (D) CA-5 McCarthy, Carolyn (D) NY-22 McCarthy, Kevin (R) CA-22 McCaul, Michael (R) TX-10 McCollum, Betty (D) MN-4 McCotter, Thaddeus (R) MI-11 McCrery, Jim (R) LA-4 McDermott, Jim (D) WA-7 McGovern, James (D) MA-3 McHenry, Patrick (R) NC-10 McHugh, John (R) NY-23 McIntyre, Mike (D) NC-7

score (%)
77 92 100 0 8 100 15 0 92 100 0 38 77 8 0 77 100 92 100 77 8 92 92 31 0 92 0 77 92 85 100 100 15 100 92 31 92 15 0 100 92 100 0 0 92 100 100 77 100 92 92 0 100

MeMber
Pearce, Steve (R) NM-2 Pelosi, Nancy (D) CA-8 Pence, Mike (R) IN-6 Perlmutter, Edwin (D) CO-7 Peterson, Collin (D) MN-7 Peterson, John (R) PA-5 Petri, Thomas (R) WI-6 Pickering, Charles (R) MS-3 Pitts, Joseph (R) PA-16 Platts, Todd (R) PA-19 Poe, Ted (R) TX-2 Pomeroy, Earl (D) ND-AL Porter, Jon (R) NV-3 Price, David (D) NC-4 Price, Tom (R) GA-6 Pryce, Deborah (R) OH-15 Putnam, Adam (R) FL-12 Radanovich, George (R) CA-19 Rahall, Nick (D) WV-3 Ramstad, Jim (R) MN-3 Rangel, Charles (D) NY-15 Regula, Ralph (R) OH-16 Rehberg, Dennis (R) MT-AL Reichert, Dave (R) WA-8 Renzi, Rick (R) AZ-1 Reyes, Silvestre (D) TX-16 Reynolds, Thomas (R) NY-26 Richardson, Laura (D) CA-37 Rodriguez, Ciro (D) TX-23 Rogers, Harold (R) KY-5 Rogers, Michael D. (R) AL-3 Rogers, Michael J. (R) MI-8 Rohrabacher, Dana (R) CA-46 Roskam, Peter (R) IL-6 Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana (R) FL-18 Ross, Mike (D) AR-4 Rothman, Steven R. (D) NJ-9

score (%)
15 NA 0 85 85 0 38 8 8 62 0 85 54 92 8 31 8 8 85 62 92 38 8 69 38 85 15 85 77 8 31 15 0 23 69 77 92 92 0 92 31 8 77 85 8 100 92 100 54 0 100 100 8

Johnson, Eddie Bernice (D) TX-30

McKeon, Howard “Buck” (R) CA-25 McMorris Rodgers, Cathy (R) WA-5 McNerney, Jerry (D) CA-11 McNulty, Michael (D) NY-21 Meek, Kendrick (D) FL-17 Meeks, Gregory (D) NY-6 Melancon, Charles (D) LA-3 Mica, John (R) FL-7 Michaud, Mike (D) ME-2 Miller, Brad (D) NC-13 Miller, Candice (R) MI-10 Miller, Gary (R) CA-42 Miller, George (D) CA-7 Miller, Jeff (R) FL-1 Mitchell, Harry (D) AZ-5 Mollohan, Alan (D) WV-1 Moore, Dennis (D) KS-3 Moore, Gwendolynne (D) WI-4 Moran, James (D) VA-8 Moran, Jerry (R) KS-1 Murphy, Chris (D) CT-5 Murphy, Patrick (D) PA-8 Murphy, Tim (R) PA-18 Murtha, John (D) PA-12 Musgrave, Marilyn (R) CO-4 Myrick, Sue (R) NC-9 Nadler, Jerrold (D) NY-8 Napolitano, Grace (D) CA-38 Neal, Richard (D) MA-2 Neugebauer, Randy (R) TX-19 Nunes, Devin (R) CA-21 Oberstar, James (D) MN-8 Obey, David (D) WI-7 Olver, John (D) MA-1 Ortiz, Solomon (D) TX-27 Pallone, Frank (D) NJ-6 Pascrell, William (D) NJ-8 Pastor, Ed (D) AZ-4 Paul, Ron (R) TX-14 Payne, Donald (D) NJ-10

4. index

Roybal-Allard, Lucille (D) CA-34 Royce, Edward (R) CA-40 Ruppersberger, C.A. Dutch (D) MD-2 Rush, Bobby (D) IL-1 Ryan, Paul (R) WI-1 Ryan, Tim (D) OH-17 Salazar, John (D) CO-3 Sali, William (R) ID-1 Sanchez, Linda (D) CA-39 Sanchez, Loretta (D) CA-47 Sarbanes, John (D) MD-3 Saxton, Jim (R) NJ-3 Scalise, Steve (R) LA-1 Schakowsky, Janice (D) IL-9 Schiff, Adam (D) CA-29 Schmidt, Jean (R) OH-2

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MeMber	
Schwartz, Allyson (D) PA-13 Scott, Bobby (D) VA-3 Scott, David (D) GA-13 Sensenbrenner, James (R) WI-5 Serrano, Jose (D) NY-16 Sessions, Pete (R) TX-32 Sestak, Joe (D) PA-7 Shadegg, John (R) AZ-3 Shays, Christopher (R) CT-4 Shea-Porter, Carol (D) NH-1 Sherman, Brad (D) CA-27 Shimkus, John (R) IL-19 Shuler, Heath (D) NC-11 Shuster, Bill (R) PA-9 Simpson, Mike (R) ID-2 Sires, Albio (D) NJ-13 Skelton, Ike (D) MO-4 Slaughter, Louise (D) NY-28 Smith, Adam (D) WA-9 Smith, Adrian (R) NE-3 Smith, Christopher (R) NJ-4 Smith, Lamar (R) TX-21 Snyder, Vic (D) AR-2 Solis, Hilda (D) CA-32 Souder, Mark (R) IN-3 Space, Zachary (D) OH-18 Speier, Jackie (D) CA-12 Spratt, John (D) SC-5

Score	(%)
100 100 92 8 100 0 92 0 54 100 92 8 69 15 23 85 85 92 92 8 77 0 92 85 31 85 89 92

MeMber	
Stark, Pete (D) CA-13 Stearns, Cliff (R) FL-6 Stupak, Bart (D) MI-1 Sullivan, John (R) OK-1 Sutton, Betty Sue (D) OH-13 Tancredo, Tom (R) CO-6 Tanner, John (D) TN-8 Tauscher, Ellen (D) CA-10 Taylor, Gene (D) MS-4 Terry, Lee (R) NE-2 Thompson, Bennie (D) MS-2 Thompson, Mike (D) CA-1

Score	(%)
100 0 92 8 92 0 85 100 77 15 92 92 0 15 38 100 92 100 82 23 92 92 54 100 92 85 0 8

MeMber	
Walsh, James (R) NY-25 Walz, Timothy (D) MN-1 Wamp, Zach (R) TN-3

Score	(%)
38 77 15 92 100 92 92 100 92 92 8 23 8 69 38 77 23 0 23 31 92 92 56 100 38 23

Wasserman Schultz, Debbie (D) FL-20 Waters, Maxine (D) CA-35 Watson, Diane (D) CA-33 Watt, Melvin (D) NC-12 Waxman, Henry (D) CA-30 Weiner, Anthony (D) NY-9 Welch, Peter (D) VT-AL Weldon, David (R) FL-15 Weller, Jerry (R) IL-11 Westmoreland, Lynn (R) GA-3 Wexler, Robert (D) FL-19 Whitfield, Edward (R) KY-1 Wilson, Charlie (D) OH-6 Wilson, Heather (R) NM-1 Wilson, Joe (R) SC-2 Wittman, Rob (R) VA-1 Wolf, Frank (R) VA-10 Woolsey, Lynn (D) CA-6 Wu, David (D) OR-1 Wynn, Albert (D) MD-4 Yarmuth, John (D) KY-3 Young, Bill (R) FL-10 Young, Don (R) AK-AL

Thornberry, William “Mac” (R) TX-13 Tiahrt, Todd (R) KS-4 Tiberi, Patrick (R) OH-12 Tierney, John (D) MA-6 Towns, Edolphus (D) NY-10 Tsongas, Niki (D) MA-5 Tubbs Jones, Stephanie (D) OH-11 Turner, Mike (R) OH-3 Udall, Mark (D) CO-2 Udall, Tom (D) NM-3 Upton, Fred (R) MI-6 Van Hollen, Chris (D) MD-8 Velázquez, Nydia (D) NY-12 Visclosky, Peter (D) IN-1 Walberg, Tim (R) MI-7 Walden, Greg (R) OR-2

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