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Cheri Bustos' Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Environment

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With rare exceptions, Vote Smart displays interest group ratings as a 0-100 percentage. While many interest groups use percentages as ratings to begin with, please note that Vote Smart has translated some ratings to a percentage from a different rating system for consistency and ease in understanding. Please visit the group's website, email us at ratings@votesmart.org or call our Voter Information Hotline at 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

20%
2015-2016
50%
2013-2014
73%
2015-2016
94%
2017-2018
94%
2017-2018
86%
2015-2016
86%
2015-2016
80%
2015
80%
2014
66%
2013
100%
2020
100%
2020
70%
2018
100%
2017
100%
2017
69%
2015-2016
69%
2015-2016
73%
2015
47%
2014
47%
2013-2014
47%
2013-2014
54%
2013
100%
2021
100%
2020
90%
2020
98%
2019-2020
97%
2019
89%
2019
91%
2018
88%
2018
93%
2017-2018
87%
2017
94%
2017
85%
2016
95%
2016
90%
2015-2016
79%
2014
79%
2013-2014
79%
2013
79%
2013
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