Rating Group: Sierra Club

2012 Positions (House Only)

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State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell Democratic 93%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford Republican 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack Republican 0%
AR Attorney General Tim Griffin Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 1 David Schweikert Republican 0%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva Democratic 100%
AZ U.S. House - 9 Paul Gosar Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson Democratic 86%
CA U.S. House - 5 Tom McClintock Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 8 John Garamendi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa Democratic 36%
CA U.S. House - 28 Judy Chu Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert Republican 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 100%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa Republican 0%
CA Mayor - 1 Karen Bass Democratic 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn Republican 7%
CO Governor Jared Polis Democratic 100%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman Republican 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney Democratic 93%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes Democratic 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. Democratic 93%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster Republican 14%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis Republican 7%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan Republican 0%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 100%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 45%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. Democratic 100%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott Republican 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott Democratic 86%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono Democratic 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson Republican 0%
ID Attorney General Raúl Labrador Republican 0%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley Democratic 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis Democratic 93%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 100%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young Republican 0%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson Democratic 93%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon Republican 0%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie Republican 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers Republican 0%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy Republican 14%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise Republican 7%
LA Governor Jeff Landry Republican 0%
LA Treasurer John Fleming, Jr. Republican 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 93%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 100%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating Democratic 93%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris Republican 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes Democratic 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 100%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree Democratic 93%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 93%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters Democratic 89%
MI U.S. House - 4 Bill Huizenga Republican 0%
MI U.S. House - 5 Tim Walberg Republican 0%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum Democratic 100%
MN Governor Tim Walz Democratic/Farmer/Labor 86%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison Democratic/Farmer/Labor 100%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 0%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves Republican 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge 93%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 0%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith Republican 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith Republican 93%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Luján, Jr. Democratic 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich Democratic 100%
NV U.S. House - 2 Mark Amodei Republican 0%
State Office Name Party Rating
AL U.S. House - 3 Mike Rogers R 0%
AL U.S. House - 4 Robert Aderholt R 0%
AL U.S. House - 7 Terri Sewell D 93%
AR U.S. House - 1 Rick Crawford R 0%
AR U.S. House - 3 Steve Womack R 0%
AR Attorney General Tim Griffin R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 1 David Schweikert R 0%
AZ U.S. House - 7 Raul Grijalva D 100%
AZ U.S. House - 9 Paul Gosar R 0%
CA U.S. House - 4 Mike Thompson D 86%
CA U.S. House - 5 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House - 7 Doris Matsui D 100%
CA U.S. House - 8 John Garamendi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 11 Nancy Pelosi D 100%
CA U.S. House - 12 Barbara Lee D 100%
CA U.S. House - 16 Anna Eshoo D 100%
CA U.S. House - 18 Zoe Lofgren D 100%
CA U.S. House - 20 Kevin McCarthy R 0%
CA U.S. House - 21 Jim Costa D 36%
CA U.S. House - 28 Judy Chu D 100%
CA U.S. House - 30 Adam Schiff D 100%
CA U.S. House - 31 Grace Napolitano D 100%
CA U.S. House - 32 Brad Sherman D 100%
CA U.S. House - 38 Linda Sánchez D 100%
CA U.S. House - 41 Ken Calvert R 0%
CA U.S. House - 43 Maxine Waters D 100%
CA U.S. House - 48 Darrell Issa R 0%
CA Mayor - 1 Karen Bass D 100%
CA Supervisor - 4 Janice Hahn 100%
CO U.S. House - 1 Diana DeGette D 100%
CO U.S. House - 5 Doug Lamborn R 7%
CO Governor Jared Polis D 100%
CO Mayor - At-Large Michael Coffman R 0%
CT U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Murphy D 100%
CT U.S. House - 1 John Larson D 100%
CT U.S. House - 2 Joe Courtney D 93%
CT U.S. House - 3 Rosa DeLauro D 100%
CT U.S. House - 4 Jim Himes D 100%
DE Governor John Carney, Jr. D 93%
FL U.S. House - 8 Bill Posey R 0%
FL U.S. House - 11 Daniel Webster R 14%
FL U.S. House - 12 Gus Bilirakis R 7%
FL U.S. House - 14 Kathy Castor D 100%
FL U.S. House - 16 Vern Buchanan R 0%
FL U.S. House - 24 Frederica Wilson D 100%
FL U.S. House - 25 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 100%
FL U.S. House - 26 Mario Diaz-Balart R 0%
GA U.S. House - 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 45%
GA U.S. House - 4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 100%
GA U.S. House - 8 Austin Scott R 0%
GA U.S. House - 13 David Scott D 86%
HI U.S. Senate - Jr Mazie Hirono D 100%
ID U.S. House - 2 Mike Simpson R 0%
ID Attorney General Raúl Labrador R 0%
IL U.S. House - 5 Mike Quigley D 100%
IL U.S. House - 7 Danny Davis D 93%
IL U.S. House - 9 Jan Schakowsky D 100%
IN U.S. Senate - Sr Todd Young R 0%
IN U.S. House - 7 André Carson D 93%
IN U.S. House - 8 Larry Bucshon R 0%
IN Attorney General Todd Rokita R 0%
KY U.S. House - 2 Brett Guthrie R 0%
KY U.S. House - 5 Hal Rogers R 0%
LA U.S. Senate - Sr Bill Cassidy R 14%
LA U.S. House - 1 Steve Scalise R 7%
LA Governor Jeff Landry R 0%
LA Treasurer John Fleming, Jr. R 0%
MA U.S. Senate - Jr Ed Markey D 100%
MA U.S. House - 1 Richard Neal D 100%
MA U.S. House - 2 Jim McGovern D 93%
MA U.S. House - 8 Stephen Lynch D 100%
MA U.S. House - 9 Bill Keating D 93%
MD U.S. Senate - Jr Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 100%
MD U.S. House - 1 Andy Harris R 0%
MD U.S. House - 2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 100%
MD U.S. House - 3 John Sarbanes D 100%
MD U.S. House - 5 Steny Hoyer D 100%
ME U.S. House - 1 Chellie Pingree D 93%
ME Councilor - Ward 3 Mike Michaud 93%
MI U.S. Senate - Jr Gary Peters D 89%
MI U.S. House - 4 Bill Huizenga R 0%
MI U.S. House - 5 Tim Walberg R 0%
MN U.S. House - 4 Betty McCollum D 100%
MN Governor Tim Walz DFL 86%
MN Attorney General Keith Ellison DFL 100%
MO U.S. House - 3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 0%
MO U.S. House - 5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 100%
MO U.S. House - 6 Sam Graves R 0%
MS U.S. House - 2 Bennie Thompson D 86%
NA U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra 100%
NA U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge 93%
NC U.S. House - 5 Virginia Foxx R 0%
NC U.S. House - 10 Patrick McHenry R 0%
NE U.S. House - 3 Adrian Smith R 0%
NJ U.S. House - 4 Chris Smith R 93%
NJ U.S. House - 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 100%
NJ U.S. House - 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Sr Ben Luján, Jr. D 100%
NM U.S. Senate - Jr Martin Heinrich D 100%
NV U.S. House - 2 Mark Amodei R 0%
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