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2015 NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL

SCORECARD

FIRST SESSION OF THE 114TH CONGRESS

LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

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LCV BOARD OF DIRECTORS *

JOHN H. ADAMS

Natural Resources Defense Council

PAUL AUSTIN

Conservation Minnesota &

Conservation Minnesota Voter Center

BRENT BLACKWELDER, HONORARY

Friends of the Earth

THE HONORABLE SHERWOOD L.

BOEHLERT

The Accord Group

THE HONORABLE CAROL BROWNER,

CHAIR

Center for American Progress

BRENDON CECHOVIC

Western Conservation Foundation

CARRIE CLARK

North Carolina League of Conservation Voters

MANNY DIAZ

Lydecker Diaz

GEORGE T. FRAMPTON, JR.

Covington & Burling, LLP

WADE GREENE, HONORARY

Rockefeller Family & Associates

RAMPA R. HORMEL

Enlyst Fund

JOHN HUNTING, HONORARY

John Hunting & Associates

MICHAEL KIESCHNICK

CREDO Mobile

MARK MAGAÑA

GreenLatinos

PETE MAYSMITH

Conservation Colorado

WINSOME MCINTOSH, HONORARY

The McIntosh Foundation

WILLIAM H. MEADOWS III

The Wilderness Society

REUBEN MUNGER

Vision Ridge Partners, LLC

BILL ROBERTS

Corridor Partners, LLC

LARRY ROCKEFELLER

American Conservation Association

THEODORE ROOSEVELT IV,

HONORARY CHAIR

Barclays Capital

KERRY SCHUMANN

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters

LAURA TURNER SEYDEL

Turner Foundation

TRIP VAN NOPPEN

Earthjustice

KATHLEEN WELCH

Corridor Partners, LLC

REVEREND LENNOX YEARWOOD

Hip Hop Caucus

LCV ISSUES & ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE *

BRENT BLACKWELDER

Friends of the Earth

THE HONORABLE CAROL BROWNER

Center for American Progress

DAVID GOLSTON

Natural Resources Defense Council

RUTH HENNIG

The John Merck Fund

MARK MAGAÑA

GreenLatinos

REUBEN MUNGER

Vision Ridge Partners, LLC

KERRY SCHUMANN

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters

TRIP VAN NOPPEN

Earthjustice

LCV SCORECARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE *

CAROL ANDRESS

Environmental Defense Fund

ANNA AURILIO

Environment America

KRISTEN BRENGEL

National Parks Conservation Association

ROBERT COWIN

Union of Concerned Scientists

ROBERT DEWEY

Defenders of Wildlife

MARTY HAYDEN

Earthjustice

ALLISON HAYS

Union of Concerned Scientists

CRAIG LASHER

Population Action International

MELINDA PIERCE

Sierra Club

ALAN ROWSOME

The Wilderness Society

JOSHUA SAKS

National Wildlife Federation

ERIK SCHNEIDER

National Audubon Society

BEN SCHREIBER

Friends of the Earth

CINDY SHOGAN

Alaska Wilderness League

SCOTT SLESINGER

Natural Resources Defense Council

* Organizations are shown for identification purposes only


CONTENTS

1. ANALYSIS

Overview of the 1st

Session of the 114th

Congress 3

Voting Summary 6

2. SENATE SCORES

Vote Descriptions 10

Senate Votes 16

3. HOUSE SCORES

Vote Descriptions 28

House Votes 38

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Staff; Architect of the Capitol.

The 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, state and local

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 first session of the 114th 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 scored. LCV scores votes on the most important issues

of the year, including energy, climate change, public health, 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.

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2005 OVERVIEW 2015 OVERVIEW

Without a doubt, 2015 was a historic year for the environment and public health. To start with the

good news—and there is a lot of it—President Obama demonstrated incredible leadership on many

fronts, especially when it came to confronting the climate crisis. In August, he finalized the Clean Power

Plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants—the single largest step our nation has ever taken

to address climate change. In September, he welcomed Pope Francis to Washington to deliver powerful

1. ANALYSIS

remarks on the moral imperative to act on climate change. In November, after Secretary of State John

Kerry found that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was not in our country’s national interest, President

Obama rejected this dirty and dangerous pipeline once and for all. In December, thanks in large

part to the president’s commitment to addressing the climate crisis at home and abroad, nearly 200

countries came together in Paris to forge a truly game-changing international climate change agreement.

President Obama also finalized the Clean Water Rule to protect the drinking water that one in

three Americans rely on, designated six national monuments including California’s Berryessa Snow

Mountain and Nevada’s Basin and Range, finalized management plans that lay the groundwork for

protecting sagebrush habitat in eleven western states, began to address methane pollution from the oil

and gas sector and coal-mining on public lands, cancelled Arctic Ocean lease sales following Shell’s

abandonment of its drilling efforts, and so much more.

What makes all of this administrative progress not

just so impressive but also so necessary is that President

Obama accomplished it while simultaneously battling

the most anti-environmental Congress in our nation’s

history. While the extreme Republican leadership in the

U.S. House of Representatives has already been waging

war on the environment and public health for years, the

U.S. Senate, led by then-Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-

NV), had served as a backstop against the vast majority

of these attacks and prevented them from ever reaching

the president’s desk. But as is often said, elections have

consequences, and that was thrown into sharp relief when

control of the Senate shifted to climate change denier

Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Majority Leader McConnell wasted no time getting to

work on behalf of his polluter allies, making the Senate’s

very first order of business a bill to approve the Keystone

XL pipeline. Choosing to start the new Congress with this

harmful legislation was unfortunate; however, the debate

and amendments offered on the bill provided an opportunity

for senators to take a stand on climate change, clean

energy, clean water, public lands, wildlife and other important

environmental issues. In fact, for only the second

time in LCV history, we issued a Special Edition Scorecard

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for a single piece of legislation in February of 2015 as soon

as the Senate completed debate on the bill.

As it turned out, the Keystone debate was just the

opening salvo in Leader McConnell’s war on the environment,

and over the course of the year the Senate cast an astounding

number of votes on the environment and public

health. Indeed, the 2015 National Environmental Scorecard

includes 25 Senate votes, the second highest number

of Senate votes ever included (the record was 26 votes in

1977) and significantly more Senate votes than are typically

included in the Scorecard, reflecting the breadth and

depth of attacks both on our cornerstone environmental

protections and on the Obama administration’s significant

progress.

While the Senate portion of the 2015 Scorecard is night

and day from the Senate Scorecards of the last several

years, the House portion looked all too similar to the

Scorecards of the last few years. For the fourth time in five

years, the House included an astounding 35 votes—once

again earning the dubious distinction of a tie for the largest

number of House votes ever included.

Both chambers seemingly left no environmental issue

untouched in 2015. Attacks on our cornerstone environmental

laws included the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water

Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered

Species Act, and the Antiquities Act. And despite

the fact that 2014 and 2015 were the two hottest years

on record and included a wave of climate-change-fueled

extreme weather events—including devastating droughts

in California, forest fires across the West, and toxic algae

blooms—far too many members of Congress continue to

deny the basic science of climate change and used every

legislative trick in the book to try to block the Clean Power

Plan and other climate progress. There were also votes

to dramatically increase fossil fuel production at a time

when it is clearer than ever that we need to keep dirty fuels

in the ground and under the ocean and accelerate our

transition to clean energy.

Fortunately, in virtually every instance, our allies in

Congress were able to block these nefarious bills and

amendments except for a couple of Congressional Review

Act resolutions of disapproval—an extreme and

rarely-utilized procedural maneuver—that only required

a simple majority vote in the Senate and thus passed the

Congress and were vetoed by President Obama. Not only

did environmental champions in Congress block an astonishing

array of attacks, they also spoke out more forcefully

than ever—whether on the House and Senate floor,

in their districts and states, or in the press—about the urgent

need to protect the environment and act on climate.

While there was very little actual legislating over the

course of the year, one exception was the year-end budget

and tax package, which was a real mixed bag for the

environment. LCV strongly opposed lifting the crude oil

export ban—a massive handout to Big Oil that incentivizes

drilling—but the package also included badly-needed

multi-year extensions of clean energy tax credits and a

short-term reauthorization of America’s best parks program,

the Land and Water Conservation Fund. As part

of the deal, more than 100 extreme anti-environmental

riders were also kept out of the bill.

As we begin 2016, the stakes have never been higher

when it comes to protecting the environment and public

health, but the opportunities have never been greater. We

commend the Obama administration and our allies in

Congress and will double down on our work with them

to ensure that the United States continues to lead the way

when it comes to combating the climate crisis, transitioning

to a clean energy economy, and protecting our air, water,

lands, and wildlife. Onward!

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VOTING SUMMARY

2015 STATE AVERAGES

STATE SENATE HOUSE

Alabama 4 13

Alaska 2 6

Arizona 2 36

Arkansas 0 3

California 94 69

Colorado 50 40

Connecticut 100 96

Delaware 88 94

Florida 42 36

Georgia 0 23

Hawaii 98 94

Idaho 0 4

Illinois 70 51

Indiana 34 22

Iowa 2 26

Kansas 0 0

Kentucky 4 18

Louisiana 0 15

Maine 80 54

Maryland 96 81

Massachusetts 100 97

Michigan 100 37

Minnesota 100 47

Mississippi 0 22

Missouri 40 23

Montana 42 3

Nebraska 0 14

Nevada 8 26

New Hampshire 76 50

New Jersey 100 52

New Mexico 94 60

New York 100 69

North Carolina 4 24

North Dakota 20 0

Ohio 52 26

Oklahoma 2 4

Oregon 96 69

Pennsylvania 44 30

Rhode Island 100 99

South Carolina 6 14

South Dakota 2 3

Tennessee 14 21

Texas 0 24

Utah 2 1

Vermont 100 94

Virginia 84 28

Washington 96 58

West Virginia 22 5

Wisconsin 50 35

Wyoming 0 3

SENATE

HOUSE

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2015 SENATE HIGH AND LOW SCORES

Highest Senate Delegations:

Connecticut 100% · Massachusetts 100% · Michigan 100% ·

Minnesota 100% · New Jersey 100% · New York 100% ·

Rhode Island 100% · Vermont 100%

Lowest Senate Delegations:

Arkansas 0% · Georgia 0% · Idaho 0% · Kansas 0% · Louisiana

0% · Mississippi 0% · Nebraska 0% · Texas 0% · Wyoming 0%

Senate Scores of 100:

CALIFORNIA Boxer · CONNECTICUT Blumenthal · Murphy · HAWAII

Hirono · ILLINOIS Durbin · MAINE King · MASSACHUSETTS Markey

· Warren · MICHIGAN Peters · Stabenow · MINNESOTA Franken ·

Klobuchar · NEW JERSEY Booker · Menendez · NEW YORK Gillibrand

· Schumer · OREGON Merkley · RHODE ISLAND Reed · Whitehouse ·

VERMONT Leahy · Sanders · WISCONSIN Baldwin

Senate Scores of 0:

ALASKA Sullivan · ARIZONA Flake · ARKANSAS Boozman · Cotton ·

FLORIDA Rubio · GEORGIA Isakson · Perdue · IDAHO Crapo · Risch ·

INDIANA Coats · IOWA Ernst · KANSAS Moran · Roberts · KENTUCKY

McConnell · LOUISIANA Cassidy · Vitter · MISSISSIPPI Cochran

· Wicker · MONTANA Daines · NEBRASKA Fischer · Sasse · NORTH

DAKOTA Hoeven · OKLAHOMA Inhofe · PENNSYLVANIA Toomey ·

SOUTH CAROLINA Scott · SOUTH DAKOTA Rounds · TEXAS Cornyn

· Cruz · UTAH Hatch · WISCONSIN Johnson · WYOMING Barrasso ·

Enzi

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2015 HOUSE HIGH AND LOW SCORES

Highest House Delegations:

Rhode Island 99% · Massachusetts 97% · Connecticut 96% ·

Delaware 94% · Hawaii 94% · Vermont 94%

Lowest House Delegations:

Kansas 0% · North Dakota 0% · Utah 1% · Arkansas 3% ·

Montana 3% · South Dakota 3% · Wyoming 3% · Idaho 4% ·

Oklahoma 4% · West Virginia 5% · Alaska 6%

House Scores of 100:

CALIFORNIA Huffman · McNerney · Pelosi · Honda · Eshoo ·

Brownley · Chu · Schiff · Sherman · Sánchez, Linda · Roybal-

Allard · Takano · Hahn · Lowenthal · COLORADO DeGette ·

CONNECTICUT Esty · FLORIDA Grayson · Frankel ·

GEORGIA Johnson, H. · ILLINOIS Schakowsky · MAINE Pingree ·

MARYLAND Edwards · Van Hollen · MASSACHUSETTS McGovern

· Kennedy · Clark, K. · MINNESOTA Ellison · NEW JERSEY Pallone

· Watson Coleman · NEW YORK Velázquez · Jeffries · Clarke, Y. ·

Nadler · Serrano · Lowey · Tonko · NORTH CAROLINA Price, D. ·

PENNSYLVANIA Fattah · Boyle · RHODE ISLAND Langevin ·

TENNESSEE Cohen · VIRGINIA Scott, R. · WASHINGTON McDermott

House Scores of 0:

ALABAMA Byrne · Rogers · ARIZONA Salmon · Schweikert ·

CALIFORNIA LaMalfa · McClintock · Nunes · McCarthy · Knight

· Royce · Issa · COLORADO Lamborn · FLORIDA Miller · Crenshaw ·

DeSantis · Mica · Bilirakis · Ross · Rooney · GEORGIA Carter, E.L. ·

Price, T. · Woodall · Scott, A. · Hice · Loudermilk · Allen · Graves,

T. · ILLINOIS Hultgren · LaHood · Schock · INDIANA Walorski ·

Stutzman · Rokita · Messer · Young, T. · KANSAS Huelskamp ·

Jenkins, L. · Yoder · Pompeo · KENTUCKY Guthrie · Rogers, H.

· Barr · LOUISIANA Scalise · Graves, G. · MICHIGAN Huizenga ·

Walberg · Miller, C. · MISSISSIPPI Kelly, T. · Palazzo · MISSOURI

Wagner · Hartzler · Long · Smith, J. · NEVADA Hardy ·

NORTH CAROLINA Foxx · Walker · Rouzer · Hudson · Pittenger ·

McHenry · Holding · NORTH DAKOTA Cramer · OHIO Chabot ·

Wenstrup · Gibbs · PENNSYLVANIA Pitts · SOUTH CAROLINA

Wilson, J. · Gowdy · TENNESSEE Roe · DesJarlais · Black ·

Blackburn · Fincher · TEXAS Poe · Johnson, S. · Ratcliffe ·

Hensarling · Culberson · Brady, K. · Conaway · Granger ·

Thornberry · Flores · Neugebauer · Olson · Hurd · Marchant

· Williams · Carter, J. · Sessions, P. · Babin · UTAH Bishop, R. ·

Chaffetz · Love · VIRGINIA Rigell · Forbes · Hurt · Goodlatte ·

WASHINGTON McMorris Rodgers · WISCONSIN Ryan, P. · Grothman

· Duffy · Ribble

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RATING THE LEADERSHIP OF ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEES

SENATE

COMMITTEE CHAIR SCORE RANKING MEMBER SCORE

Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Roberts (MS) 0 Stabenow (MI) 100

Appropriations Cochran (AL) 0 Mikulski (MD) 96

Commerce, Science and Transportation Thune (SD) 4 Nelson (FL) 84

Energy and Natural Resources Murkowski (AK) 4 Cantwell (WA) 96

Environment and Public Works Inhofe (OK) 0 Boxer (CA) 94

SENATE COMMITTEE LEADER AVERAGE CHAIRS 2 RANKING MEMBERS 94

HOUSE

COMMITTEE CHAIR SCORE RANKING MEMBER SCORE

Agriculture Conaway (TX-11) 0 Peterson (MN-07) 14

Appropriations Rogers, Harold (KY-05) 0 Lowey (NY-17) 100

Energy and Commerce Upton (MI-06) 3 Pallone (NJ-06) 100

Natural Resources Bishop, Rob (UT-01) 3 Grijalva (AZ-03) 97

Science, Space, and Technology Smith, Lamar (TX-21) 3 Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX-30) 89

Transportation and Infrastructure Shuster (PA-09) 3 DeFazio (OR-04) 91

HOUSE COMMITTEE LEADER AVERAGE CHAIRS 2 RANKING MEMBERS 82

PARTY LEADERS’ SCORES

SENATE

DEMOCRATS SCORE REPUBLICANS SCORE

Reid (NV), Minority Leader N/A McConnell (KY), Majority Leader 0

Durbin (IL), Minority Whip 100 Cornyn (TX), Majority Whip 0

Schumer (NY), Conference Vice Chair 100 Thune (SD), Conference Chair 4

Murray (WA), Conference Secretary 96 Barrasso (WY), Policy Committee Chair 0

Blunt (MO), Conference Vice Chair 4

LEADERSHIP AVERAGE 99 LEADERSHIP AVERAGE 2

HOUSE

DEMOCRATS SCORE REPUBLICANS SCORE

* The Speaker of the House votes at his discretion.

** Represenative Ryan replaced Representive Boehner as Speaker of the House on October 29, 2015.

Boehner* (OH-08), Speaker of the House

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N/A

Ryan** (WI-01), Speaker of the House 0

Pelosi (CA-12), Minority Leader 100 McCarthy, Kevin (CA-23), Majority Leader 0

Hoyer (MD-05), Minority Whip 89 Scalise, Steve (LA-01), Majority Whip 0

Clyburn (SC-06), Assistant Minority Leader 83 McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Conference Chairman 0

Becerra (CA-34), Caucus Chairman 94 Messer (IN-06), Policy Committee Chairman 0

LEADERSHIP AVERAGE 92 LEADERSHIP AVERAGE 0


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2015 SENATE VOTE DESCRIPTIONS

1. LIMITING ACCESS TO THE COURTS

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) offered an amendment to S. 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would

have a chilling effect on citizen enforcement of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), one of American’s

most effective and important environmental laws that serves as a safety net for wildlife, fish and plants

on the brink of extinction. By subjecting ESA lawsuits to the Equal Access to Justice Act’s belowmarket

cap on legal fees, this amendment would make it more difficult for citizens from across the political

spectrum to obtain counsel and challenge illegal government actions. On January 21, the Senate

rejected the Lee amendment by a vote of 54-45 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote

7). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

2. ATTACK ON CLEAN AIR PROTECTIONS

Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would

exempt power plant units that burn “coal refuse” or waste from complying with certain clean air and

public health protections required under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Cross State Air Pollution

Rule and the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. Communities living downwind from these plants

would suffer negative health consequences, ranging from asthma attacks to premature deaths, were

these clean air exemptions to become law. On January 21, the Senate rejected the Toomey amendment

by a vote of 54-45 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 9). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRON-

MENT VOTE.

3. CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which expresses

the sense of Congress that climate change is real and that man-made pollution is a significant

contributor to climate change. 2014 and 2015 were the two hottest years on record, and this amendment

references the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and other scientific

institutions. On January 21, the Senate rejected the Schatz amendment by a vote of 50-49 (60 votes

were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 12). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL VOTE.

4. PRIORITIZING DRILLING ON PUBLIC LANDS

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would

expedite the applications to drill on America’s public lands and would limit the amount of public input

in the decision-making process. Oil and gas companies now have more access to America’s public

lands than they currently use and it makes no sense to limit public engagement. On January 22, the

Senate rejected the Lee amendment by a vote of 51-47 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll

call vote 17). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

5. FORCING TAR SANDS POLLUTERS TO PAY FOR SPILLS

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would

close a tax code loophole that exempts tar sands producers from paying into the Oil Spill Liability

Trust Fund. Without this fix, taxpayers are on the hook to pay for tar sands spill clean-ups like the

ongoing $1.2 billion effort in Kalamazoo, Michigan. On January 22, the Senate rejected the Wyden

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amendment by a vote of 50-47 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 19). YES IS THE

PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

6. INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE ACTION

Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which undermines

the United States’ ability to encourage other countries to address climate change and would

be a significant setback in the global fight against climate change. The Blunt amendment seeks to

undermine the November 2014 U.S.-China announcement that demonstrated both countries’ commitment

to tackling this challenge and builds momentum toward a global solution to the climate crisis.

On January 22, the Senate rejected the Blunt amendment by a vote of 51-46 (60 votes were needed for

passage; Senate roll call vote 20). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

7. LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS (LNG) EXPORTS

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would

undermine the Department of Energy’s role in approving applications to export liquefied natural gas

(LNG). The Cruz amendment interferes with the department’s ability to consider LNG exports’ wide

range of potential impacts, including negative impacts on American consumers, health, and the environment.

On January 28, the Senate rejected the Cruz amendment by a vote of 53-45 (60 votes were

needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 34). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

8. PRAIRIE CHICKEN PROTECTIONS

Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would

delist the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The Moran

amendment subverts the science-based process the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uses to determine

the population viability of various species and removes protections deemed necessary for the prairie

chicken’s survival. On January 28, the Senate rejected the Moran amendment by a vote of 54-44 (60

votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 35). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

9. NATIONAL MONUMENTS

Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which

would express the sense of Congress that national monument designations on federal lands should

require approval by the governor and state legislature. Although non-binding, this amendment undermines

the intent of the Antiquities Act of 1906, a law that 16 presidents of both parties have used to

move swiftly in the face of threats and protect some of America’s most treasured places like the Grand

Canyon and the Statue of Liberty. On January 28, the Senate rejected the Daines amendment by a vote

of 50-47 (60 votes were needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 37). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

10. CLEAN ENERGY TAX CREDITS

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which

would express the sense of Congress that the Production Tax Credit should be renewed for five years.

This tax incentive expired at the end of 2014 and is essential to the continued expansion of renewable

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energy sources like wind, and would create jobs, reduce pollution, and increase our energy independence.

On January 28, the Senate rejected the Heitkamp amendment by a vote of 47-51 (Senate roll call

vote 40). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. A five year extension and phase down of the Production

Tax Credit was included in H.R. 2029, the FY16 spending deal, which President Obama signed into

law on December 18.

11. FRACKING DRINKING WATER LOOPHOLE

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which

would close the “Halliburton Loophole,” a provision in the 2005 Energy Policy Act that exempted

hydraulic fracturing (fracking) from regulation under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Gillibrand

amendment is an important first step in ensuring the fracking process is subject to all of our major

environmental laws, in order to protect our health, communities, and environment. On January 28,

the Senate rejected the Gillibrand amendment by a vote of 35-63 (Senate roll call vote 41). YES IS THE

PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

12. LAND & WATER CONSERVATION FUND (LWCF)

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which

would reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), America’s premier conservation

program whose authorization expired on September 30, 2015. LWCF has been a 50-year conservation

success story, improving open space and outdoor recreation opportunities for all Americans. The Burr

amendment would also provide funds to increase access to public lands that may otherwise be inaccessible.

On January 29, the Senate rejected the Burr amendment by a vote of 59-39 (60 votes were

needed for passage; Senate roll call vote 43). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. A three year extension

of the Land and Water Conservation Fund was included in H.R. 2029, the FY16 spending deal, which

President Obama signed into law on December 18.

13. RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY STANDARD (RES)

Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) offered an amendment to S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would

set a goal for the nation to get 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025. This policy

builds on the proven success states have seen in setting similar policies and would help the United

States lead in the global clean energy economy. A strong national renewable electricity standard would

create jobs, protect consumers, and reduce pollution. On January 29, the Senate rejected the Udall

amendment by a vote of 45-53 (Senate roll call vote 44). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

14 & 15. KEYSTONE XL TAR SANDS PIPELINE (KXL) & VETO OVERRIDE

Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) sponsored S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would automatically

approve this dangerous pipeline, transporting the world’s dirtiest oil through the American heartland

to an international shipping port on the Gulf Coast where it would be exported. Keystone XL would

lead to a significant expansion of tar sands development, unleashing massive amounts of carbon pollution

and threatening surrounding communities, ecosystems, and watersheds including the Ogallala

aquifer, which provides drinking water for millions of Americans. Despite these threats, Keystone

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XL would create just 35 permanent jobs and would not enhance American energy independence. S.1

would short circuit the federal approval process, eliminating the State Department’s ability to assess

whether the pipeline is in the national interest, and diminishing the president’s authority to ultimately

approve or reject the project. On January 29, the Senate approved S.1 by a vote of 62-36 (Senate roll

call vote 49) NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. Following House passage of this bill, President Obama

vetoed S. 1 on February 24. On March 4, the Senate failed to override the veto by a vote of 62-37 (67

votes needed for override; Senate roll call vote 68). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. On November

6, President Obama rejected TransCanada’s permit application to construct the Keystone XL pipeline,

citing concerns about its climate impact.

16. SELLING OFF AMERICA’S PUBLIC LANDS

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) offered an amendment

to S. Con. Res. 11, the Senate version of the FY16 budget, which would authorize the sale,

transfer or exchange of federal lands, including wildlife refuges, wilderness areas, national forests, and

national memorials to state and local governments. The Murkowski amendment would allow states

to take control of some of our nation’s most cherished places and sell them off to private interests for

oil and gas drilling, logging, mining, and other development. On March 26, the Senate approved the

Murkowski amendment by a vote of 51-49 (Senate roll call vote 106). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT

VOTE. The Murkowski amendment was included in the final Budget Conference Report that was approved

by the House on April 30 and the Senate on May 5.

17. RESPONDING TO THE THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) offered an amendment to S. Con. Res. 11, the Senate version of the

FY16 budget, which would create a deficit-neutral reserve fund related to responding to the threat

climate change poses to our economy and national security. The Bennet amendment encourages the

adoption of clean energy, the increased use of energy efficiency, and a reduction in carbon emissions.

On March 26, the Senate approved the Bennet amendment by a vote of 53-47 (Senate roll call vote

115). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Bennet amendment was not included in the final Budget

Conference Report that was approved by the House on April 30 and the Senate on May 5.

18. UNDERMINING CRITICAL HABITATS FOR WILDLIFE

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) offered an amendment to S. Con. Res. 11, the Senate version of the FY16

budget, which would undermine the protection of imperiled plants and wildlife. The Cotton amendment

would require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to examine the “cumulative” economic

effects of a critical habitat designation, such as the effect on agriculture and business. The FWS already

evaluates the total federal costs of a critical habitat designation and this amendment would drain

agency resources that could be better used to further protections for wildlife and plants. On March

27, the Senate approved the Cotton amendment by a vote of 52-42 (Senate roll call vote 128). NO IS THE

PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Cotton amendment was included in the final Budget Conference Report

that was approved by the House on April 30 and the Senate on May 5.

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19. INVESTOR-STATE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT IN TRADE AGREEMENTS

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) offered an amendment to H.R. 1314, the Trade Act of 2015, which

would prohibit the application of “fast track” authority, which allows for expedited congressional

approval of international trade deals for any agreement that includes a provision allowing investorstate

dispute settlement (ISDS). Investor-state dispute settlement is a mechanism that allows foreign

corporations to challenge government policies and actions that companies claim harm their investments

or profits, and these challenges take place in front of private trade tribunals. The use of ISDS

has increased rapidly in recent years, and many of these cases have involved challenges to environment

and clean energy policies. On May 22, the Senate rejected the Warren amendment by a vote of 39-60

(Senate roll call vote 188). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

20. FAST TRACK OF TRADE AGREEMENTS

Representative Patrick Meehan (R-PA) sponsored H.R. 1314, the Trade Act of 2015, which approves

“fast track” trade promotion authority for international trade agreements. Fast track allows the administration

to send already-signed international trade deals to Congress for an up or down vote

with limited debate and no amendments, severely hampering Congress’ ability to ensure these agreements

benefit communities and protect our environment. Given the scope of these massive agreements

and their implications on environmental policies and protections around the world, Congress and the

American public have a right to know what is in these deals before negotiations are finished. However,

the fast track process established in H.R. 1314 severely lacks both accountability and transparency and

does not result in the “race to the top” that is necessary to make real, enforceable progress on environmental

and public health issues in these agreements. On May 22, the Senate passed H.R.1314 by a vote

of 62-37 (Senate roll call vote 193). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. President Obama signed fast

track authority into law on June 29.

21. CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE EDUCATION

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) offered an amendment to S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015,

which would establish a K-12 climate change education grant program. Participating states would

compete for grants in order to create climate change science and solutions curriculum, teacher trainings,

and to achieve sustainable building standards. On July 15, the Senate rejected the Markey amendment

by a vote of 44-53 (Senate roll call vote 238). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

22. GUTTING CLEAN WATER PROTECTIONS

Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) sponsored S. 1140, the Federal Water Quality Protection Act, a radical

assault on the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Clean Water

Rule, which protects the small streams and wetlands that feed into the drinking water of one in three

Americans. S. 1140 would block implementation of the current Clean Water Rule and would require

the agencies to re-propose another rule, forcing them to go back to the drawing board, repeating

processes and soliciting input that they have already received, a waste of time and taxpayer money. In

addition, this bill would also severely narrow and undermine the Clean Water Act itself by arbitrarily

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defining which waterways deserve protection without any basis in science or recognition of the important

role of headwaters and seasonal and rain-dependent waters on downstream water quality. On

November 3, the Senate rejected the motion to end debate and proceed to S. 1140 by a vote of 57-41

(60 votes were needed to invoke cloture; Senate roll call vote 295). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

23. EXTREME ASSAULT ON CLEAN WATER RULE (CRA)

Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) sponsored S.J. Res. 22, the Congressional Review Act “Resolution of Disapproval,”

which would void the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’

Clean Water Rule that protects the small streams and wetlands that feed into the drinking water

of 117 million Americans. Not only would this obscure and radical measure vacate the current rule, it

would also prohibit the agencies from developing any “substantially similar” rule in the future, keeping

the unworkable status quo in place leaving our streams, wetlands, lakes, and rivers vulnerable to

pollution for generations to come. On November 4, the Senate approved S.J. Res. 22 by a vote of 53-44

(Senate roll call vote 297). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. President Obama vetoed S.J. Res. 22 on

January 20, 2016.

24. EXTREME ATTACK ON CARBON POLLUTION LIMITS FOR EXISTING POWER PLANTS

(CRA)

Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) sponsored S.J. Res. 24, the Congressional Review Act “Resolution

of Disapproval” that would permanently block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)

Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan established the first national limits on carbon pollution from

existing power plants—our nation’s single largest source of the pollution fueling climate change. S.J.

Res. 24 is an extreme measure that would block the biggest step our country has ever taken to address

climate change, threatening our health and our future. S.J. Res. 24 would also prohibit the EPA from

ever developing “substantially similar” standards in the future. On November 17, the Senate approved

S.J. Res. 24 by a vote of 52-46 (Senate roll call vote 306). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. Following

its passage in the House, President Obama vetoed S.J. Res. 24 on December 18.

25. EXTREME ATTACK ON CARBON POLLUTION LIMITS FOR NEW POWER PLANTS (CRA)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sponsored S.J. Res. 23, the Congressional Review

Act “Resolution of Disapproval” that would block the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon

pollution standards for new and modified power plants. S.J. Res. 23 is an extreme measure that would

permanently block these clean air protections, putting our health at risk and slowing our country’s

transition to an economy powered by clean energy. On November 17, the Senate approved S.J. Res. 23

by a vote of 52-46 (Senate roll call vote 307). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. Following its passage

in the House, President Obama vetoed S.J. Res. 24 on December 18.

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SENATE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

ALABAMA

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Limiting Access to the Courts

Attack on Clean Air Protections

Climate Change Science

b c d e f

Sessions, J. (R) 4 11 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Shelby (R) 4 22 14 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

ALASKA

Murkowski (R) 4 28 18 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Sullivan (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

ARIZONA

Flake (R) 0 22 9 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

McCain (R) 4 28 21 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

ARKANSAS

Boozman (R) 0 17 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Cotton (R) 0 5 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

CALIFORNIA

Boxer (D) 100 94 91 a a a a a

Feinstein (D) 88 89 89 a a a a a

COLORADO

Bennet (D) 84 83 87 a a a a a

Gardner (R) 16 3 9 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a

CONNECTICUT

Blumenthal (D) 100 94 96 a a a a a

Murphy, C. (D) 100 94 96 a a a a a

DELAWARE

Carper (D) 84 89 81 a a a a a

Coons (D) 92 89 93 a a a a a

FLORIDA

Nelson (D) 84 83 68 a a a a a

Rubio (R) 0 6 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Prioritizing Drilling on Public Lands

Forcing Tar Sands Polluters to Pay for Spills

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SENATE VOTES

International Climate Action

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Prairie Chicken Protections

National Monuments

G H I j

Clean Energy Tax Credits

Selling Off America’s Public Lands

Responding to the Threat of Climate Change

1) 1! 1@ 1# 1$ 1% 1^ 1& 1* 1( 2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2%

Fracking Drinking Water Loophole

Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Renewable Electricity Standard (RES)

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL) Veto

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

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Undermining Critical Habitat for Wildlife

in Trade Agreements

Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Climate Change Science Education

Gutting Clean Water Protections

Extreme Attack on Clean Water Rule (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

2. SENATE SCORES

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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 a ✘ ✘ a a a a ✘ a a a a a

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

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

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

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

a a a a a a a a a a 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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KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

GEORGIA

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Limiting Access to the Courts

Attack on Clean Air Protections

Climate Change Science

b c d e f

Isakson (R) 0 17 9 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Perdue (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

HAWAII

Hirono (D) 100 94 94 a a a a a

Schatz (D) 96 89 93 a a a a a

IDAHO

Crapo (R) 0 11 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Risch (R) 0 11 8 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

ILLINOIS

Durbin (D) 100 94 86 a a a a a

Kirk (R) 40 22 57 ✘ ✘ a a a

INDIANA

Coats (R) 0 11 23 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Donnelly (D) 68 67 56 a a a a a

IOWA

Ernst (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Grassley (R) 4 17 20 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

KANSAS

Moran (R) 0 11 8 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Roberts (R) 0 11 9 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

KENTUCKY

McConnell (R) 0 6 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Paul (R) 8 11 9 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

LOUISIANA

Cassidy (R) 0 0 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Vitter (R) 0 11 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Prioritizing Drilling on Public Lands

Forcing Tar Sands Polluters to Pay for Spills

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SENATE VOTES

International Climate Action

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Prairie Chicken Protections

National Monuments

G H I j

Clean Energy Tax Credits

Selling Off America’s Public Lands

Responding to the Threat of Climate Change

1) 1! 1@ 1# 1$ 1% 1^ 1& 1* 1( 2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2%

Fracking Drinking Water Loophole

Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Renewable Electricity Standard (RES)

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL) Veto

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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

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

Undermining Critical Habitat for Wildlife

in Trade Agreements

Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Climate Change Science Education

Gutting Clean Water Protections

Extreme Attack on Clean Water Rule (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

2. SENATE SCORES

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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 a a a a a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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

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KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

MAINE

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Limiting Access to the Courts

Attack on Clean Air Protections

Climate Change Science

b c d e f

Collins (R) 60 50 65 ✘ a a a a

King, A. (I) 100 89 95 a a a a a

MARYLAND

Cardin (D) 96 94 91 a a a a a

Mikulski (D) 96 89 85 a a a a a

MASSACHUSETTS

Markey (D) 100 80 94 a a a a a

Warren (D) 100 94 98 a a a a a

MICHIGAN

Peters (D) 100 92 91 a a a a a

Stabenow (D) 100 94 87 a a a a a

MINNESOTA

Franken (D) 100 94 95 a a a a a

Klobuchar (D) 100 94 94 a a a a a

MISSISSIPPI

Cochran (R) 0 22 9 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Wicker (R) 0 22 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

MISSOURI

Blunt (R) 4 17 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

McCaskill (D) 76 67 72 a a a a a

MONTANA

Daines (R) 0 2 1 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Tester (D) 84 83 86 a a a a a

NEBRASKA

Fischer (R) 0 17 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Sasse (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Prioritizing Drilling on Public Lands

Forcing Tar Sands Polluters to Pay for Spills

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SENATE VOTES

International Climate Action

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Prairie Chicken Protections

National Monuments

G H I j

Clean Energy Tax Credits

Selling Off America’s Public Lands

Responding to the Threat of Climate Change

1) 1! 1@ 1# 1$ 1% 1^ 1& 1* 1( 2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2%

Fracking Drinking Water Loophole

Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Renewable Electricity Standard (RES)

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL) Veto

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

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

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

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

Undermining Critical Habitat for Wildlife

in Trade Agreements

Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Climate Change Science Education

Gutting Clean Water Protections

Extreme Attack on Clean Water Rule (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

2. SENATE SCORES

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

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a 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 a a a a a a a a a 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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SENATE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

NEVADA

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Limiting Access to the Courts

Attack on Clean Air Protections

Climate Change Science

b c d e f

Heller (R) 8 17 11 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Reid* (D) N/A 94 81

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Ayotte (R) 56 22 35 ✘ a a a a

Shaheen (D) 96 94 94 a a a a a

NEW JERSEY

Booker (D) 100 80 97 a a a a a

Menendez (D) 100 94 94 a a a a a

NEW MEXICO

Heinrich (D) 96 94 93 a a a a a

Udall (D) 92 94 96 a a a a a

NEW YORK

Gillibrand (D) 100 89 93 a a a a a

Schumer (D) 100 94 91 a a a a a

NORTH CAROLINA

Burr (R) 4 11 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Tillis (R) 4 N/A 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

NORTH DAKOTA

Heitkamp (D) 40 61 49 a ✘ a ✘ a

Hoeven (R) 0 17 9 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

OHIO

Brown, S. (D) 96 94 93 a a a a a

Portman (R) 8 6 20 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Prioritizing Drilling on Public Lands

Forcing Tar Sands Polluters to Pay for Spills

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SENATE VOTES

International Climate Action

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Prairie Chicken Protections

National Monuments

G H I j

Clean Energy Tax Credits

Selling Off America’s Public Lands

Responding to the Threat of Climate Change

1) 1! 1@ 1# 1$ 1% 1^ 1& 1* 1( 2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2%

Fracking Drinking Water Loophole

Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Renewable Electricity Standard (RES)

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL) Veto

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Undermining Critical Habitat for Wildlife

in Trade Agreements

Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Climate Change Science Education

Gutting Clean Water Protections

Extreme Attack on Clean Water Rule (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

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SENATE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

OKLAHOMA

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Limiting Access to the Courts

Attack on Clean Air Protections

Climate Change Science

b c d e f

Inhofe (R) 0 6 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Lankford (R) 4 2 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘

OREGON

Merkley (D) 100 94 99 a a a a a

Wyden (D) 92 94 90 a a a a a

PENNSYLVANIA

Casey (D) 88 78 89 a ✘ a a a

Toomey (R) 0 6 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

RHODE ISLAND

Reed (D) 100 89 96 a a a a a

Whitehouse (D) 100 89 97 a a a a a

SOUTH CAROLINA

Graham, L. (R) 12 22 11 ✘ ✘ a

Scott, T. (R) 0 0 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

SOUTH DAKOTA

Rounds (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Thune (R) 4 11 12 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

TENNESSEE

Alexander (R) 24 28 20 ✘ a a ✘ a

Corker (R) 4 17 13 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

TEXAS

Cornyn (R) 0 11 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Cruz (R) 0 11 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

UTAH

Hatch (R) 0 11 10 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Lee, M. (R) 4 11 10 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Prioritizing Drilling on Public Lands

Forcing Tar Sands Polluters to Pay for Spills

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SENATE VOTES

International Climate Action

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Prairie Chicken Protections

National Monuments

G H I j

Clean Energy Tax Credits

Selling Off America’s Public Lands

Responding to the Threat of Climate Change

1) 1! 1@ 1# 1$ 1% 1^ 1& 1* 1( 2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2%

Fracking Drinking Water Loophole

Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Renewable Electricity Standard (RES)

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL) Veto

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

Undermining Critical Habitat for Wildlife

in Trade Agreements

Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Climate Change Science Education

Gutting Clean Water Protections

Extreme Attack on Clean Water Rule (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

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SENATE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

VERMONT

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Limiting Access to the Courts

Attack on Clean Air Protections

Climate Change Science

b c d e f

Leahy (D) 100 94 93 a a a a a

Sanders (I) 100 94 95 a a a a a

VIRGINIA

Kaine (D) 88 94 91 a a a a a

Warner (D) 80 78 86 a a a a a

WASHINGTON

Cantwell (D) 96 94 91 a a a a a

Murray (D) 96 83 90 a a a a a

WEST VIRGINIA

Capito (R) 4 5 18 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Manchin (D) 40 33 43 a ✘ a ✘ a

WISCONSIN

Baldwin (D) 100 94 97 a a a a a

Johnson, R. (R) 0 11 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

WYOMING

Barrasso (R) 0 6 9 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Enzi (R) 0 6 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Prioritizing Drilling on Public Lands

Forcing Tar Sands Polluters to Pay for Spills

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SENATE VOTES

International Climate Action

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Prairie Chicken Protections

National Monuments

G H I j

Clean Energy Tax Credits

Selling Off America’s Public Lands

Responding to the Threat of Climate Change

1) 1! 1@ 1# 1$ 1% 1^ 1& 1* 1( 2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2%

Fracking Drinking Water Loophole

Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

Renewable Electricity Standard (RES)

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL) Veto

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Undermining Critical Habitat for Wildlife

in Trade Agreements

Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Climate Change Science Education

Gutting Clean Water Protections

Extreme Attack on Clean Water Rule (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

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2015 HOUSE VOTE DESCRIPTIONS

1. ATTACK ON PUBLIC SAFEGUARDS

Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) sponsored H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015,

which is sweeping legislation that would cripple the rulemaking process by further empowering special

interests to effectively stop federal agencies from moving forward with setting basic minimum protections,

such as those for Americans’ health and safety. It would override the requirements of twenty-five

existing statutes, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Occupational Safety & Health

Act. H.R. 185 would add more than 60 additional analyses to an already lengthy and complicated

rulemaking process and expands judicial review, thus inviting increased litigation. On January 13, the

House approved H.R. 185 by a vote of 250-175 (House roll call vote 28). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT

VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.

2. LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS (LNG) EXPORTS

Representative Bill Johnson (R-OH) sponsored H.R. 351, the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency

Act, which would expedite liquefied natural gas (LNG) export applications. H.R. 351 would

rush the Department of Energy’s decision-making process, forcing a decision on a LNG application

within 30 days of the conclusion of review under the National Environmental Policy Act or enactment

of H.R. 351, whichever is last. Expediting this process jeopardizes our environment and the public

interest while also incentivizing more hydraulic fracturing, a severely under-regulated process that is

harming communities across the country and polluting our air and water. Additionally, the LNG process

itself creates enormous greenhouse gas emissions through releases of methane, a potent climate

pollutant, throughout the drilling process and the energy required for liquefaction and shipping. On

January 28, the House approved H.R. 351 by a vote of 277-133 (House roll call vote 50). NO IS THE PRO-

ENVIRONMENT VOTE. On January 28, the Senate rejected a similar amendment, sponsored by Senator

Cruz, on LNG exports.

3. KEYSTONE XL TAR SANDS PIPELINE (KXL)

Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) sponsored S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which would automatically

approve this dangerous pipeline, transporting the world’s dirtiest oil through the American

heartland to an international shipping port on the Gulf Coast where it will be exported. Keystone

XL would lead to a significant expansion of tar sands development, unleashing massive amounts of

carbon pollution and threatening surrounding communities, ecosystems, and watersheds including

the Ogallala aquifer, which provides drinking water for millions of Americans. S.1 would have shortcircuited

the federal approval process, eliminating the State Department’s ability to assess whether the

pipeline is in the national interest, and diminishing the president’s authority to ultimately approve or

reject the project. On January 29, the Senate approved S.1 by a vote of 62-36 (Senate roll call vote 49).

On February 11, the House approved S.1 by a vote of 270-152 (House roll call vote 75). NO IS THE PRO-

ENVIRONMENT VOTE. President Obama vetoed the bill on February 24 and the Senate failed to override

the veto on March 4. On November 6, President Obama rejected TransCanada’s permit application to

construct the Keystone XL pipeline, citing concerns about its climate impact.

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4. ATTACK ON SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY

Representative Frank Lucas (R-OK) sponsored H.R.1029, the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform

Act of 2015, which would undermine the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science

Advisory Board to provide independent scientific advice to the agency. H.R. 1029 would undermine the

integrity of the Science Advisory Board by allowing industry participation on the board and making it

more difficult for subject experts to serve on the board. H.R. 1029 would also impose new burdens on

the board that would delay necessary public health and environmental protections. On March 17, the

House approved H.R.1029 by a vote of 236-181 (House roll call vote 121). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT

VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.

5. CLEAN ENERGY FUNDING

Representative Bradley Byrne (R-AL) offered an amendment to H.R. 2028, the Energy and Water Development

and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, which would eliminate all funding to the

Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). DOE-led

clean energy programs have helped drive innovation in energy technologies while significantly reducing

the costs of these technologies. EERE supports critical solar, wind, efficiency, and clean vehicle

programs that help create jobs, reduce pollution, and increase our energy security. On April 30, the

House rejected the Byrne amendment by a vote of 139-282 (House roll call vote 199). NO IS THE PRO-

ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

6. ATTACK ON CLEAN WATER PROTECTIONS

Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) offered an amendment to H.R. 2028, the Energy and Water Development

and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, which would undermine the Clean Water

Act and jeopardize the waters Americans depend on for drinking, swimming, fishing, and flood protection.

The LaMalfa amendment would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army

Corps of Engineers from enforcing provisions meant to provide oversight of discharges of dredged or

fill material, expanding exemptions in a way that would encourage new wetland and stream destruction.

On May 1, the House approved the LaMalfa amendment by a vote of 239-174 (House roll call

vote 212). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. A modified version of the LaMalfa amendment was included

in H.R. 2029, the FY 16 spending deal, which President Obama signed into law on December 18.

7. ASSAULT ON CLEAN ENERGY & CLEAN WATER

House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Michael Simpson (R-ID)

sponsored H.R. 2028, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,

2016, which moves us backward on energy policy by slashing funding for renewable energy and energy

efficiency while boosting funding for fossil fuels. Although the impacts of climate change are already

being felt around the country, this bill’s report language attacks the government’s ability to assess the

real costs of climate change impacts and the benefits of improving energy efficiency and limiting carbon

pollution. In addition, H.R. 2028 contains a number of damaging policy riders, including ones

that would limit the Army Corps of Engineers’ ability to safeguard waters that feed into the public

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drinking water systems of one in three Americans, as well as prevent the implementation of the National

Ocean Policy, which would more efficiently coordinate the many government agencies involved

in managing our ocean resources. On May 1, the House approved H.R. 2028 by a vote of 240-177

(House roll call vote 215). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. H.R. 2029, the FY 16 spending deal,

which President Obama signed into law on December 18, included higher funding levels for renewable

energy and energy efficiency and was largely free of damaging policy riders.

8. UNDERMINING CLEAN WATER PROTECTIONS

Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA) sponsored H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act of

2015, which attempts to undermine the Clean Water Rule proposed by the Environmental Protection

Agency and Army Corps of Engineers. The Clean Water Rule will protect the small streams and wetlands

that contribute to the drinking water of one in three Americans from pollutions, but H.R. 1732

would stop the process in its tracks, withdrawing the proposed rule and delaying these long-overdue

protections by forcing the agencies to unnecessarily repeat analysis and outreach they have already

done. On May 12, the House approved H.R. 1732 by a vote of 261-155 (House roll call vote 219). NO

IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.

9. PRAIRIE CHICKEN & BURYING BEETLE PROTECTIONS

Representative Frank Lucas (R-OK) offered an amendment to H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization

Act for Fiscal Year 2016, which would undermine the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by legislatively

delisting two protected species. The Lucas amendment would prohibit listing the lesser prairie

chicken as a threatened or endangered species under the ESA until 2021 and de-list the American burying

beetle as a threatened or endangered species. On May 15, the House approved the Lucas amendment

by a vote of 229-190 (House roll call vote 236). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Lucas

amendment was not included in the Conference Report on the National Defense Authorization Act.

10. FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

Representative Don Young (R-AK) sponsored H.R. 1335, the Strengthening Fishing Communities and

Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act, which would re-authorize the main law governing

the management of U.S. fisheries—known as the Magnuson-Stevens Act. H.R. 1335 undermines

decades of successful fisheries management that has allowed the recovery of 37 commercially and

recreationally important fish stocks, cut the number of overfished stocks by two-thirds since 2006,

and improved fisheries-dependent economies across the country. H.R. 1335 would roll back protections

responsible for the Magnuson-Stevens Act’s proven success and undermine several other bedrock

environmental laws including the Antiquities Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental

Policy Act, and National Marine Sanctuaries Act. On June 1, the House approved H.R. 1335 by a vote

of 225-152 (House roll call vote 267). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action

on this legislation.

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11. FAST TRACK OF TRADE AGREEMENTS

Representative Patrick Meehan (R-PA) sponsored H.R. 1314, the Trade Act of 2015, which approves

“fast track” trade promotion authority for international trade agreements. Fast track allows the administration

to send already-signed international trade deals to Congress for an up or down vote

with limited debate and no amendments, severely hampering Congress’ ability to ensure these agreements

benefit communities and protect our environment. Given the scope of these massive agreements

and their implications on environmental policies and protections around the world, Congress and the

American public have a right to know what is in these deals before negotiations are finished. However,

the fast track process established in H.R. 1314 severely lacks both accountability and transparency and

does not result in the “race to the top” that is necessary to make real, enforceable progress on environmental

and public health issues in these agreements. On June 12, the House approved H.R. 1314 by a

vote of 219-211 (House roll call vote 362). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. President Obama signed

fast track authority into law on June 29.

12. CARBON POLLUTION LIMITS FOR POWER PLANTS

House Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) sponsored H.R. 2042, the

Ratepayer Protection Act of 2015, which would undermine action on climate change and strikes at

a central tenet of the Clean Air Act. H.R. 2042 would let governors simply opt-out of commonsense

carbon pollution standards for power plants. It would also delay implementation of these critical standards

until all litigation is resolved, which could last until 2022. On June 24, the House approved H.R.

2042 by a vote of 247-180 (House roll call vote 384). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate

took no action on this legislation.

13. STREAM BUFFER ZONE

House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) offered an amendment

to H.R. 2822, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,

2016, which would strike a provision preventing the Department of the Interior from revising regulations

to better protect streams from mining waste. Prior to 2008, no surface mining could be permitted

within 100 feet of a stream unless it would cause no adverse effect on water quality or quantity. The

2008 Stream Buffer Zone Rule essentially removed this buffer, allowing mining companies to dump

rubble and waste, particularly from mountaintop removal mining, into valleys and streams, jeopardizing

the water resources and health of mining communities. On July 8, the House rejected the Grijalva

amendment by a vote of 189-239 (House roll call vote 397). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

14. NATIONAL OCEAN POLICY

Representative Niki Tsongas (D-MA) offered an amendment to H.R. 2822, the Department of the

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, which would have struck a

damaging policy rider in the bill prohibiting federal agencies from coordinating with coastal states,

the public, and other stakeholders on programs and plans to ensure the safe and productive use of

our nation’s oceans and Great Lakes. The National Ocean Policy, which this amendment attempted

to preserve, directs government agencies with differing mandates to work together to improve ocean

health and also ensures that all competing interests—including conservationists, fishermen, scientists,

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shipping companies, port managers, energy developers, and those who live and work in ocean communities—have

a voice in creating solutions for the many problems facing our oceans. On July 8, the

House rejected the Tsongas amendment by a vote of 191-238 (House roll call vote 398). YES IS THE PRO-

ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

15. GRAZING ON PUBLIC LANDS

House Natural Resource Committee Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) offered an amendment

to H.R. 2822, the Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,

2016, which would remove a damaging policy rider in the bill mandating that Bureau of Land Management

and Forest Service lands damaged by drought and wildfire be made available for grazing. The

Grijalva amendment would have ensured that any new grazing permits sought on these damaged lands

be reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act thereby ensuring public input and accountability.

On July 8, the House rejected the Grijalva amendment by a vote of 178-251 (House roll call vote

399). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

16. SOCIAL COST OF CARBON

Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) offered an amendment to H.R. 2822, the Department of the Interior,

Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, which would remove a rider

from the underlying bill that would force federal agencies to turn a blind eye to the economic costs of

climate change. Across the country, climate change already costs communities billions of dollars each

year, and this anti-science rider would prevent the government from considering the costs of extreme

weather and other climate change impacts or considering the savings from government actions to

improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon pollution. On July 8, the House rejected the Polis amendment

by a vote of 186-243 (House roll call vote 400). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

17. SMOG POLLUTION

Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) offered an amendment to H.R. 2822, the Department of the

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, which would remove a rider

from the bill preventing the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing updated ozone standards.

Ozone—more commonly known as smog—is a dangerous pollutant that causes serious health problems,

including asthma attacks and premature death. Public health science demonstrates the need

to update national smog standards to adequately protect our health, especially those of vulnerable

populations like children. On July 8, the House rejected the Edwards amendment by a vote of 180-249

(House roll call vote 401). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

18. BLM FRACKING PROTECTIONS

Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) offered an amendment to H.R. 2822, the Department of the

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, which would remove a dirty

policy rider that prohibits the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from implementing its newly-finalized

hydraulic fracturing rule. This commonsense, modest rule updates BLM regulations regarding

well integrity, wastewater management and chemical disclosure standards for the first time in 30 years,

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helping to protect our environment and public health from the dangers posed by the fracking process.

On July 8, the House rejected the Lawrence amendment by a vote of 179-250 (House Roll Call Vote

402). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

19. ENDANGERED SPECIES PROTECTIONS

Representative Niki Tsongas (D-MA) offered an amendment to H.R. 2822, the Department of the

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, which would strike harmful

policy riders in the bill undermining the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Tsongas amendment

removes language in the bill preventing the greater sage-grouse, northern long-eared bat, and the gray

wolf from being protected under the ESA. On July 8, the House rejected the Tsongas amendment by a

vote of 186-243 (House roll call vote 404). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

20. IVORY SALES

House Natural Resource Committee Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) offered an amendment

to H.R. 2822, the Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,

2016, which would remove provisions from the bill that prohibit administrative rulemaking on the domestic

sale or import of ivory imported into the United States. In order to crack down on ivory trafficking

and end the African elephant poaching crisis, it is essential to curtail the commercial sale of ivory

and prevent illegal ivory from being smuggled across our borders. On July 8, the House rejected the

Grijalva amendment by a vote of 183-244 (House roll call vote 405). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

21. BIG OIL SUBSIDY ON PUBLIC LANDS

Representative Steve Pearce (R-NM) offered an amendment to H.R. 2822, the Department of the Interior,

Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, which would block any efforts to

raise the royalty rates on oil and gas produced on onshore federal public lands. Oil companies pay a

significantly lower royalty rate when drilling on public land, as compared to offshore or on state lands,

which means a far lower return to taxpayers for the production of their natural resources. On July 8,

the Pearce amendment was approved by a vote of 231-198 (House roll call vote 408). NO IS THE PRO-

ENVIRONMENT VOTE. H.R. 2822 was pulled from the floor and the Pearce amendment was not included

in H.R. 2029, the FY16 spending deal, which President Obama signed into law on December 18.

22. NATIONAL MONUMENTS

Representative Cresent Hardy (R-NV) offered an amendment to H.R. 2822, the Department of the

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016, which would undercut the

president’s authority under the Antiquities Act to protect public lands as national monuments in seven

western states. The Hardy amendment is an attack on America’s outdoor traditions and on a tool that

Republican and Democratic presidents have used for over one hundred years to preserve important

cultural, historic, and natural places. On July 8, the House approved the Hardy amendment by a vote

of 222-206 (House roll call vote 409). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. H.R. 2822 was pulled from

the floor and the Hardy amendment was not included in H.R. 2029, the FY16 spending deal, which

President Obama signed into law on December 18.

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23. LIMITING ACCESS TO THE COURTS

Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) offered an amendment to H.R. 2647, the Resilient Federal Forests

Act of 2015, which would strike provisions in the bill that prohibit preliminary and similar injunctive

relief, impose bonding requirements, and eliminate recovery of court costs and fees on lawsuits related

to certain forest management projects covered by the bill. The elimination of the court’s authority

to issue preliminary injunctions could result in the forest land in question being logged before a final

ruling is reached, harming forests, wildlife habitat, drinking water supplies and local recreation economies.

Moreover, requiring plaintiffs to post bonds to cover all of the government’s projected legal

costs, while also prohibiting plaintiff’s fee recovery, makes accessing the courts a “pay to play” system.

This would essentially eliminate the ability of many individuals and organizations to challenge government

violations of the law with regards to certain forest activities. On July 9, the House rejected the

Polis amendment by a vote of 181-247 (House roll call vote 427). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

24. FOREST MANAGEMENT

Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR) sponsored H.R. 2647, the Resilient Federal Forests Act of

2015, which would severely undermine sustainable forest management policies and roll back critical

environmental safeguards for our nation’s forests. H.R. 2647 would allow large-scale timber projects

to skip needed environmental reviews and expand shortcuts reserved for small, non-controversial forest

management practices. Additionally, H.R. 2647cuts the size of citizen advisory committees, reduces

public participation during environmental review, and requires citizens to cover all legal costs before

questioning an agency in court. On July 9, the House approved H.R. 2647 by a vote of 262-167 (House

roll call vote 428). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.

25. CALIFORNIA WATER RESOURCES

Representative David Valadao (R-CA) sponsored H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food

Security Act of 2015, which would weaken the protections for fish, birds, and other wildlife in California’s

Bay-Delta. H.R. 2898 would undermine the Endangered Species Act, jeopardizing populations of

salmon and other local fisheries, threaten the habitat of millions of birds by reducing funding sources

and undermining the water rights of wildlife refuges, and put at risk thousands of jobs that rely on

a healthy Bay-Delta. H.R. 2898 also includes provisions that would have ramifications across other

western states, including reducing public input and review of water projects, reducing funding for the

Bureau of Reclamation, and limiting states’ and the federal government’s ability to manage and protect

water resources. H.R. 2898 prioritizes the interests of large agribusinesses and uses California’s

current low water supplies as an excuse to weaken federal and state environmental laws, when the real

driver is the historic drought afflicting the state. On July 16, the House approved H.R. 2898 by a vote

of 245-176 (House roll call vote 447). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action

on this legislation.

26.TOXIC COAL ASH

Representative David McKinley (R-WV) sponsored H.R. 1734, the Improving Coal Combustion Residuals

Regulation Act of 2015, which would permanently categorize coal ash as nonhazardous waste

and gut the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently finalized coal ash rule. Every year more than

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140 million tons of coal ash—the toxic byproduct of burning coal that is laden with arsenic, lead,

and other heavy metals—are stored in more than 1,000 impoundments across the country, many of

which have leached dangerous chemicals into water Americans count on. This bill would allow for the

continued operation or construction of impoundments in aquifers. Coal ash impoundments have also

been known to fail catastrophically, as exemplified by the dam failure at a Tennessee Valley Authority

site in December 2008 that spilled more than one billion gallons of ash across 300 acres and by a spill

that dumped more than 24 million gallons of waste into the Dan River in North Carolina in 2014. On

July 22, the House approved H.R.1734 by a vote of 258-166 (House roll call vote 458). NO IS THE PRO-

ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.

27. GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD LABELING

Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) sponsored H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

of 2015, which would deny consumers the right to know what is in their food and how it is grown.

H.R. 1599 would prohibit states from being able to require labeling of genetically modified organisms

(GMOs) in food as well as rollback other state laws that help ensure consumers are not misled by inaccurate

labeling on foods. The majority of Americans increasingly want to know more about where

their food comes from, not less. But instead, this bill’s sweeping preemption of state and local authority

is an attack on consumer choice and state efforts to protect human health and the environment.

On July 23, the House approved H.R. 1599 by a vote of 275-150 (House roll call vote 462). NO IS THE

PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.

28. SAFEGUARDS SHUTDOWN

Representative Todd Young (R-IN) sponsored H.R. 427, the Regulations from the Executive in Need

of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2015, which would delay or shut down the implementation of vital public

health and environmental safeguards against polluters dumping toxins into our air and water. H.R.

427—which requires both houses of Congress to approve all significant new public protections before

they take effect—is redundant and unnecessary, since federal agencies by in large exercise authority

that Congress has delegated in authorizing legislation. H.R. 427 is a tool for polluters to scuttle new

health and environmental safeguards, which would lead to more premature deaths, illnesses, and other

serious health impacts. On July 28, the House approved H.R. 427 by a vote of 243-165 (House roll call

vote 482). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.

29. CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE & ADAPTATION

Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) offered an amendment to H.R. 348, the Responsibly and Professionally

Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act of 2015, which would prevent continued consideration

or the selection of alternatives to projects submitted for review under the National Environmental

Policy Act that do not adequately address the risks of wildfires, flooding, or other extreme weather

events fueled by climate change. The amendment would ensure that government-funded projects are

resilient to climate change’s impacts. On September 25, the House rejected the Lowenthal amendment

by a vote of 170-228 (House roll call vote 508). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.

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30. ATTACKING PUBLIC INPUT & ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) sponsored H.R. 348, the Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating

Development (RAPID) Act of 2015, which would severely undermine the National Environmental

Policy Act, compromising the quality of environmental reviews and interfering with the public’s right

to provide input in the management of public resources. H.R. 348 would set arbitrary review deadlines,

restrict the range of project alternatives that federal agencies can consider, and jeopardizes the

integrity of the decision-making process by allowing project sponsors to prepare environmental review

documents, which is a conflict of interest. It also would prevent any consideration of the social cost

of carbon, a critical tool for weighing the climate impact of proposed projects. On September 25, the

House approved H.R. 348 by a vote of 233-170 (House roll call vote 518). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT

VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.

31. CRUDE OIL EXPORT BAN

Representative Joe Barton (R-TX) sponsored H.R. 702, which would lift the United States’ 40-year-old

ban on exporting crude oil. H.R. 702 would increase oil production by as much as 500,000 barrels per

day, increasing the risk of drilling off our coasts, in the Arctic, and on our public lands. It would also

increase carbon pollution while raising gas prices in the United States. On October 9, the House approved

H.R. 702 by a vote of 261-159 (House roll call vote 549). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The

Senate took no action on this legislation. The crude oil export ban was lifted as part of H.R. 2029, the

FY16 spending deal which President Obama signed into law on December 18.

32. HARDROCK MINING

Representative Mark Amodei (R-NV) sponsored H.R. 1937, the National Strategic and Critical Minerals

Production Act of 2015, which would effectively eliminate public review of hardrock mining activities

on federally-managed public lands. The hardrock mining industry already enjoys free access to

hardrock minerals on public lands and a lax regulatory framework under the woefully outdated 1872

Mining Law. H.R. 1937 would limit review of hardrock mining under the National Environmental

Policy Act by shortening the time for public input and allowing the use of questionable and outdated

data. It would also disenfranchise mining communities by limiting their capacity to hold mining companies

accountable in the courts, thus jeopardizing their ability to protect their land, water, and health.

On October 22, the House approved H.R. 1937 by a vote of 254-177 (House roll call vote 565). NO IS

THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this legislation.

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33. EXTREME ATTACK ON CARBON POLLUTION LIMITS FOR EXISTING POWER PLANTS

(CRA)

Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) sponsored S.J. Res. 24, the Congressional Review Act “Resolution

of Disapproval” that would permanently block the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)

Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan established the first national limits on carbon pollution from

existing power plants—our nation’s single largest source of the pollution fueling climate change. S.J.

Res. 24 is an extreme measure that would block the biggest step our country has ever taken to address

climate change, threatening our health and our future. S.J. Res. 24 would also prohibit the EPA from

ever developing “substantially similar” standards in the future. Following its passage in the Senate, on

December 1, the House approved S.J. Res. 24. by a vote of 242-180 (House roll call vote 650). NO IS THE

PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. President Obama vetoed S.J. Res. 24 on December 18.

34. EXTREME ATTACK ON CARBON POLLUTION LIMITS FOR NEW POWER PLANTS (CRA)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sponsored S.J. Res. 23, the Congressional Review

Act “Resolution of Disapproval” that would block the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon

pollution standards for new and modified power plants. S.J. Res. 23 is an extreme measure that would

permanently block these clean air protections, putting our health at risk and slowing our country’s

transition to an economy powered by clean energy. Following its passage in the Senate, on December

1, the House approved S.J. Res. 23 by a vote of 235-188 (House roll call vote 651). NO IS THE PRO-ENVI-

RONMENT VOTE. President Obama vetoed S.J. Res. 23 on December 18.

35. FOSSIL FUEL ENERGY BILL

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) sponsored H.R. 8, the North

American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015, which would further entrench fossil fuel energy

while missing the chance to invest in a clean energy economy. H.R. 8 would accelerate the process

for constructing pipelines through national parks and monuments, remove important protections for

tribes and wildlife related to the construction of hydroelectric dams, and lock in dirty and expensive

energy in permanent and inefficient market structures. H.R. 8 also contains an energy efficiency title

that would increase energy consumption. On December 3, the House passed H.R. 8 by a vote of 249-

174 (House roll call vote 672). NO IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE. The Senate took no action on this

legislation.

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HOUSE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

ALABAMA

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

1 Byrne (R) 0 0 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Roby (R) 3 2 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Rogers, M. (R) 0 0 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

4 Aderholt (R) 3 3 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

5 Brooks, M. (R) 9 3 8 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

6 Palmer (R) 6 N/A 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

7 Sewell (D) 71 76 77 a a ✘ a a a a a a ✘ ✘ a

ALASKA

AL Young, Don (R) 6 3 9 ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

ARIZONA

1 Kirkpatrick (D) 63 65 66 a ✘ a a a a a a a a a ✘ a

2 McSally (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Grijalva (D) 97 94 95 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

4 Gosar (R) 3 3 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

5 Salmon (R) 0 5 10 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6 Schweikert (R) 0 5 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Gallego, R. (D) 97 N/A 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

8 Franks (R) 3 8 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

9 Sinema (D) 60 81 73 ✘ ✘ a a a ✘ a ✘ a a a ✘ ✘

ARKANSAS

1 Crawford (R) 3 5 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Hill (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Womack (R) 3 2 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

4 Westerman (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

CALIFORNIA

1 LaMalfa (R) 0 0 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Huffman (D) 100 97 98 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

3 Garamendi (D) 91 86 89 a a a a a a a a a a a a

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone

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HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

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HOUSE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

4 McClintock (R) 0 6 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

5 Thompson, M. (D) 91 95 92 a a a a a a a a a a a a

6 Matsui (D) 97 95 96 a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a a

7 Bera (D) 86 90 89 a ✘ a a a a ✘ a a a ✘ a a

8 Cook (R) 3 3 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

9 McNerney D 100 92 93 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

10 Denham (R) 6 3 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

11 DeSaulnier (D) 97 N/A 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a

12 Pelosi (D) 100 90 93 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

13 Lee, B. (D) 91 94 95 a a a a a a a a a a a

14 Speier (D) 91 89 88 a a a a a a a a a a a a

15 Swalwell (D) 97 95 96 a a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a

16 Costa (D) 43 35 47 ✘ ✘ ✘ a a ✘ ✘ ✘ a a ✘ a ✘

17 Honda (D) 100 92 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

18 Eshoo (D) 100 97 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

19 Lofgren* (D) 66 95 89 a a a a a a a a a a a a

20 Farr (D) 97 89 95 a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

21 Valadao (R) 3 2 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

22 Nunes (R) 0 3 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

23 McCarthy (R) 0 2 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

24 Capps (D) 94 95 95 a a a a a a a a a a a

25 Knight (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

26 Brownley (D) 100 94 96 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

27 Chu (D) 100 94 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

28 Schiff (D) 100 97 98 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

29 Cárdenas (D) 94 92 93 a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a

30 Sherman (D) 100 97 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone

* Representative Lofgren missed a number of votes due to health reasons. She entered a statement into the Congressional record noting she would have voted pro-environment on

all of the missed votes.

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HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

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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

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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

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

3. HOUSE SCORES

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HOUSE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

31 Aguilar (D) 94 N/A 94 a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a

32 Napolitano (D) 94 84 91 a a a a a a a a a a a

33 Lieu (D) 91 N/A 91 a a a a a a a a a a a

34 Becerra (D) 94 95 92 a a a a a a a a a a a a

35 Torres (D) 91 N/A 91 a ✘ a a a a a ✘ a a a a a

36 Ruiz (D) 94 87 90 a a a a a a a a a a a

37 Bass (D) 86 87 88 a a a a a a a a a a a a

38 Sánchez, Linda (D) 100 95 92 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

39 Royce (R) 0 5 11 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

40 Roybal-Allard (D) 100 94 95 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

41 Takano (D) 100 97 98 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

42 Calvert (R) 3 2 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

43 Waters (D) 97 94 91 a a a a a a a a a a a a

44 Hahn (D) 100 97 95 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

45 Walters (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

46 Sanchez, Loretta (D) 83 97 89 a a a a a a a a a a a

47 Lowenthal (D) 100 97 98 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

48 Rohrabacher (R) 3 5 10 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

49 Issa (R) 0 2 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

50 Hunter (R) 3 2 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

51 Vargas (D) 97 92 94 a a a a a a a a a a a a

52 Peters, S. (D) 89 92 91 a ✘ a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

53 Davis, S. (D) 97 97 96 a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

COLORADO

1 DeGette (D) 100 94 96 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

2 Polis (D) 91 79 89 a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

3 Tipton (R) 3 5 8 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

4 Buck (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

5 Lamborn (R) 0 6 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone


HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

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

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

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

3. HOUSE SCORES

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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HOUSE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

6 Coffman (R) 3 3 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Perlmutter (D) 83 79 81 a a a a a a a a a a a

CONNECTICUT

1 Larson, J. (D) 97 97 91 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

2 Courtney (D) 97 94 96 a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a a

3 DeLauro (D) 97 97 96 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

4 Himes (D) 89 95 94 a ✘ a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

5 Esty (D) 100 97 98 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

DELAWARE

AL Carney (D) 94 84 90 a a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a

FLORIDA

1 Miller, J. (R) 0 2 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Graham, G. (D) 69 N/A 69 ✘ ✘ ✘ a a ✘ a ✘ a a a a a

3 Yoho (R) 3 2 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

4 Crenshaw (R) 0 2 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

5 Brown, C. (D) 97 90 87 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

6 DeSantis (R) 0 3 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Mica (R) 0 2 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

8 Posey (R) 6 2 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

9 Grayson (D) 100 94 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

10 Webster (R) 6 3 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

11 Nugent (R) 6 3 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

12 Bilirakis (R) 0 2 10 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

13 Jolly (R) 6 12 8 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

14 Castor (D) 91 90 93 a a a a a a a a a a a a

15 Ross (R) 0 5 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

16 Buchanan (R) 17 5 20 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

17 Rooney (R) 0 2 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

18 Murphy, P. (D) 86 76 80 a ✘ ✘ a a a a a a a a a a

19 Clawson (R) 3 0 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone


HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

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

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

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

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

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

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3. HOUSE SCORES

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HOUSE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

20 Hastings (D) 97 90 86 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

21 Deutch* (D) 66 97 89 a a a a a a a a a a a a

22 Frankel (D) 100 97 98 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

23 Wasserman Schultz (D) 89 86 92 a a a a a a a ✘ a a

24 Wilson, F. (D) 97 92 90 a a a a a a a a a a a a

25 Diaz-Balart (R) 3 3 12 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

26 Curbelo (R) 23 N/A 23 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a

27 Ros-Lehtinen (R) 14 5 33 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

GEORGIA

1 Carter, E.L. (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Bishop, S. (D) 54 41 49 ✘ a ✘ a a a a ✘ ✘ a ✘ a

3 Westmoreland, L. (R) 3 3 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

4 Johnson, H. (D) 100 94 95 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

5 Lewis (D) 83 90 91 a a a a a a a a a

6 Price, T. (R) 0 5 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Woodall (R) 0 2 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

8 Scott, A. (R) 0 5 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

9 Collins, D. (R) 3 5 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

10 Hice (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

11 Loudermilk (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

12 Allen (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

13 Scott, D. (D) 80 89 80 a a ✘ a a a a ✘ a a a a a

14 Graves, T. (R) 0 5 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

HAWAII

1 Takai (D) 89 N/A 89 a a a a a a a a a a a a

2 Gabbard (D) 100 95 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

IDAHO

1 Labrador (R) 6 5 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

2 Simpson (R) 3 2 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone

* Representative Deutch missed a number of votes due to a family matter.

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HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

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

a a a a a a a a a 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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Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

3. HOUSE SCORES

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

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HOUSE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

ILLINOIS

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

1 Rush (D) 86 67 79 a a a a a a a a a a

2 Kelly, R. (D) 89 95 93 a a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a

3 Lipinski (D) 86 87 88 a ✘ ✘ a a a a a a a a a

4 Gutiérrez (D) 89 92 90 a a a a a a a a a a

5 Quigley (D) 97 97 97 a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

6 Roskam (R) 6 5 9 ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Davis, D. (D) 94 89 91 a a a a a a a ✘ a a a a a

8 Duckworth* (D) 89 83 85 a a a a a a a a a a

9 Schakowsky (D) 100 97 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

10 Dold (R) 37 N/A 45 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a ✘ ✘ a ✘ a a

11 Foster (D) 97 94 89 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

12 Bost (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

13 Davis, R. (R) 6 6 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

14 Hultgren (R) 0 5 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

15 Shimkus (R) 3 6 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

16 Kinzinger (R) 6 3 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

17 Bustos (D) 86 79 82 a a ✘ a a ✘ a ✘ a a a a a

18 LaHood** (R) 0 N/A 0 i i i i i i i i i i i i i

18 Schock** (R) 0 3 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ i i i i i i i i i

INDIANA

1 Visclosky (D) 94 90 79 a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a

2 Walorski (R) 0 2 1 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Stutzman (R) 0 5 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

4 Rokita (R) 0 5 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

5 Brooks, S. (R) 3 2 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6 Messer (R) 0 2 1 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Carson (D) 94 94 92 a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a

* Representative Duckworth missed votes due to maternity leave. She entered a statement into the Congressional record noting she would have voted pro-environment on all of the

missed votes.

** Representative LaHood was sworn in on September 17, 2015 following the resignation of Representative Schock on March 31, 2015.

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone


HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

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

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

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3. HOUSE SCORES

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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

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HOUSE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

8 Bucshon (R) 3 3 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

9 Young, T. (R) 0 3 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

IOWA

1 Blum (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Loebsack (D) 94 84 87 a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a

3 Young, David (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

4 King, S. (R) 3 3 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

KANSAS

1 Huelskamp (R) 0 5 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Jenkins, L. (R) 0 3 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Yoder (R) 0 5 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

4 Pompeo (R) 0 5 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

KENTUCKY

1 Whitfield (R) 6 8 13 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Guthrie (R) 0 3 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Yarmuth (D) 91 92 93 a a a a a a a a a a

4 Massie (R) 11 13 12 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

5 Rogers, H. (R) 0 3 9 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6 Barr (R) 0 5 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

LOUISIANA

1 Scalise (R) 0 2 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Richmond (D) 80 63 73 a ✘ ✘ a a a a ✘ a a a a

3 Boustany (R) 3 2 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

4 Fleming (R) 3 2 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

5 Abraham (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6 Graves, G. (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

MAINE

1 Pingree (D) 100 95 95 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

2 Poliquin (R) 9 N/A 9 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone

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HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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3. HOUSE SCORES

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ 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

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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 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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HOUSE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

MARYLAND

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

1 Harris (R) 3 0 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

2 Ruppersberger (D) 80 90 84 a ✘ a a a a ✘ a a a a a a

3 Sarbanes (D) 91 95 95 a a a a a a a a a a a

4 Edwards (D) 100 95 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

5 Hoyer (D) 89 87 81 a ✘ a a a a a a a a

6 Delaney (D) 89 90 90 a ✘ a a a a a ✘ a ✘ a a

7 Cummings (D) 97 97 94 a a a a a a a a a a a a

8 Van Hollen (D) 100 97 98 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

MASSACHUSETTS

1 Neal (D) 97 95 91 a a a a a a a a a a a a

2 McGovern (D) 100 95 99 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

3 Tsongas (D) 94 97 94 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

4 Kennedy (D) 100 97 98 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

5 Clark, K. (D) 100 94 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

6 Moulton (D) 97 N/A 97 a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a a

7 Capuano (D) 97 97 96 a a a a a a a a a a a a

8 Lynch (D) 91 97 94 a a a a a a a a ✘ a a a

9 Keating (D) 91 97 96 a a a a a a ✘ a a ✘ a a a

MICHIGAN

1 Benishek (R) 3 5 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Huizenga (R) 0 3 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Amash (R) 20 14 16 ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

4 Moolenaar (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

5 Kildee (D) 94 97 96 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

6 Upton (R) 3 5 27 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Walberg (R) 0 3 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

8 Bishop, M. (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

9 Levin (D) 97 97 90 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone

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HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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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

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

3. HOUSE SCORES

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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

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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

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HOUSE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

Attack on Public Safeguards

% % % b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

10 Miller, C. (R) 0 5 12 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

11 Trott (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

12 Dingell (D) 97 N/A 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

13 Conyers (D) 94 94 81 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

14 Lawrence (D) 94 N/A 94 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

MINNESOTA

1 Walz (D) 77 81 80 a a ✘ a a ✘ a ✘ a a a a a

2 Kline, J. (R) 3 3 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Paulsen (R) 9 10 16 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘

4 McCollum (D) 91 90 92 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

5 Ellison (D) 100 92 94 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

6 Emmer (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Peterson (D) 14 13 34 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

8 Nolan (D) 80 83 82 a a ✘ a a ✘ a a a a a a

MISSISSIPPI

1 Kelly, T.* (R) 0 N/A 0 i i i i i i i i i i ✘ ✘

1 Nunnelee* (R) N/A N/A 3 i i i i i i i i i i i

2 Thompson, B. (D) 86 86 79 a a a a a a a a a a a a

3 Harper (R) 3 3 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

4 Palazzo (R) 0 2 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

MISSOURI

1 Clay (D) 86 89 88 a a a a a a a a a a a

2 Wagner (R) 0 3 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Luetkemeyer (R) 3 5 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

4 Hartzler (R) 0 2 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

5 Cleaver (D) 91 75 86 a a a a a a a a a a a a

6 Graves, S. (R) 3 6 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Long (R) 0 2 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

8 Smith, J. (R) 0 2 1 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone

* Representative Kelly was sworn in on June 2, 2015 after Representative Nunnelee passed away on February 6, 2015.

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HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

Limiting Access to the Courts

1$ 1% 1^ 1& 1* 1( 2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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

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

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

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

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

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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

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

3. HOUSE SCORES

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i

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 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 a a ✘ a a a a a a a

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✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

MONTANA

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

AL Zinke (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

NEBRASKA

1 Fortenberry (R) 9 5 18 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Ashford (D) 31 N/A 31 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ a

3 Smith, Adrian (R) 3 3 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

NEVADA

1 Titus (D) 94 95 95 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

2 Amodei (R) 3 3 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Heck, J. (R) 6 10 8 ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

4 Hardy (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

NEW HAMPSHIRE

1 Guinta (R) 6 N/A 10 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Kuster (D) 94 95 95 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

NEW JERSEY

1 Norcross (D) 91 75 90 a ✘ ✘ a a a a a a a a a a

2 LoBiondo (R) 23 32 58 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ a a a

3 MacArthur (R) 6 N/A 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

4 Smith, C. (R) 23 29 63 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a ✘ ✘ a ✘ a ✘ a

5 Garrett (R) 3 6 9 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

6 Pallone (D) 100 87 96 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

7 Lance (R) 11 13 23 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

8 Sires (D) 94 92 90 a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a

9 Pascrell (D) 97 97 93 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

10 Payne (D) 77 94 88 a a a a a a a a a a

11 Frelinghuysen (R) 3 10 35 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

12 Watson Coleman (D) 100 N/A 100 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone

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HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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

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

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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

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

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

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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

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

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

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

a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a 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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HOUSE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

NEW MEXICO

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

1 Lujan Grisham, M. (D) 80 87 85 a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a

2 Pearce (R) 6 5 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

3 Luján, B. (D) 94 92 95 a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a

NEW YORK

1 Zeldin (R) 14 N/A 14 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

2 King, P. (R) 9 11 17 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Israel (D) 94 94 95 a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a

4 Rice, K. (D) 97 N/A 97 a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

5 Meeks (D) 89 89 88 a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

6 Meng (D) 94 94 94 a a a a a a a a a a a

7 Velázquez (D) 100 94 92 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

8 Jeffries (D) 100 94 96 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

9 Clarke, Y. (D) 100 90 92 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

10 Nadler (D) 100 95 96 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

11 Donovan* (R) 11 N/A 11 i i i i i i i ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

12 Maloney, C. (D) 97 94 95 a a a a a a a a a a a a

13 Rangel (D) 91 78 82 a a a a a a a a a a a a

14 Crowley (D) 89 94 94 a a a a a a a a a

15 Serrano (D) 100 94 91 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

16 Engel (D) 94 92 92 a a a a a a a a a a a a

17 Lowey (D) 100 95 94 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

18 Maloney, S. (D) 86 81 83 a ✘ ✘ a a a a ✘ a a a a

19 Gibson (R) 46 49 40 ✘ a ✘ a a ✘ a ✘ a a a a a

20 Tonko (D) 100 95 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

21 Stefanik (R) 9 N/A 9 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

22 Hanna (R) 26 11 19 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ a a ✘ ✘

23 Reed, T. (R) 6 3 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

* Representative Donovan was sworn in on May 12, 2015 following the resignation of Michael Grimm on January 5, 2015.

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone


HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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3. HOUSE SCORES

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HOUSE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

24 Katko (R) 14 N/A 14 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

25 Slaughter (D) 91 90 90 a a a a a a a a a a a a

26 Higgins (D) 97 97 94 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

27 Collins, C. (R) 6 3 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

NORTH CAROLINA

1 Butterfield (D) 91 89 89 a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a

2 Ellmers (R) 6 2 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Jones (R) 17 17 22 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ a ✘ a ✘ ✘

4 Price, D. (D) 100 95 90 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

5 Foxx (R) 0 3 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6 Walker (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Rouzer (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

8 Hudson (R) 0 3 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

9 Pittenger (R) 0 3 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

10 McHenry (R) 0 2 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

11 Meadows (R) 3 3 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

12 Adams (D) 97 100 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

13 Holding (R) 0 3 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

NORTH DAKOTA

AL Cramer (R) 0 2 1 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

OHIO

1 Chabot (R) 0 5 15 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Wenstrup (R) 0 5 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Beatty (D) 97 95 96 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

4 Jordan (R) 3 5 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

5 Latta (R) 3 2 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6 Johnson, B. (R) 3 3 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Gibbs, B. (R) 0 3 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

8 Boehner* (R) N/A N/A 2 THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE VOTES AT HIS DISCRETION.

9 Kaptur (D) 89 87 80 a a a a a a a a a a a

* Speaker Boehner resigned on October 31, 2015.

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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone


HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

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

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

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

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

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

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

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

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3. HOUSE SCORES

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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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

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE VOTES AT HIS DISCRETION. i i i

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 = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

10 Turner (R) 3 5 8 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

11 Fudge (D) 91 89 91 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

12 Tiberi (R) 3 5 10 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

13 Ryan, T. (D) 91 89 90 ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a

14 Joyce (R) 6 6 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

15 Stivers (R) 3 5 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

16 Renacci (R) 3 3 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

OKLAHOMA

1 Bridenstine (R) 3 5 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

2 Mullin (R) 3 0 1 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Lucas (R) 3 8 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

4 Cole (R) 3 8 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

5 Russell (R) 6 N/A 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

OREGON

1 Bonamici (D) 97 97 97 a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

2 Walden (R) 3 2 10 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Blumenauer (D) 97 95 95 a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

4 DeFazio (D) 91 97 90 a a a a a a a a a a a a

5 Schrader (D) 57 65 70 ✘ ✘ ✘ a a a a ✘ a a ✘ a a

PENNSYLVANIA

1 Brady, R. (D) 89 92 85 a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a

2 Fattah (D) 100 87 90 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

3 Kelly (R) 3 3 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

4 Perry (R) 3 5 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

5 Thompson, G. (R) 3 3 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6 Costello (R) 14 N/A 14 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Meehan (R) 14 6 11 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

8 Fitzpatrick (R) 23 27 40 ✘ ✘ ✘ a a ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone

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HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

3. HOUSE SCORES

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

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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

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

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

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

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

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KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

9 Shuster (R) 3 8 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

10 Marino (R) 3 5 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

11 Barletta (R) 3 3 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

12 Rothfus (R) 3 5 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

13 Boyle (D) 100 N/A 100 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

14 Doyle (D) 83 86 74 a ✘ ✘ a a a a a a a a

15 Dent (R) 6 3 18 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

16 Pitts (R) 0 5 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

17 Cartwright (D) 94 97 96 a a a a a a a a a a a

18 Murphy, T. (R) 3 3 9 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

RHODE ISLAND

1 Cicilline (D) 97 95 96 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

2 Langevin (D) 100 90 95 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

SOUTH CAROLINA

1 Sanford (R) 6 8 26 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Wilson, J. (R) 0 3 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Duncan, Jeff (R) 3 5 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

4 Gowdy (R) 0 5 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

5 Mulvaney (R) 3 5 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

6 Clyburn (D) 83 86 83 a a ✘ a a a a ✘ a a a

7 Rice, T. (R) 3 0 1 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

SOUTH DAKOTA

AL Noem (R) 3 3 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

TENNESSEE

1 Roe (R) 0 0 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Duncan, John (R) 6 5 10 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

3 Fleischmann (R) 3 3 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

4 DesJarlais (R) 0 2 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

5 Cooper (D) 80 90 80 a ✘ ✘ a a a a ✘ a a ✘ a a

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone

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HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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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

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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

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

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

3. HOUSE SCORES

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ 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 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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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 = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

6 Black (R) 0 0 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Blackburn (R) 0 0 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

8 Fincher (R) 0 2 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

9 Cohen (D) 100 97 96 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

TEXAS

1 Gohmert (R) 3 5 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

2 Poe (R) 0 3 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Johnson, S. (R) 0 2 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

4 Ratcliffe (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

5 Hensarling (R) 0 5 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6 Barton (R) 3 3 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Culberson (R) 0 8 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

8 Brady, K. (R) 0 3 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

9 Green, A. (D) 86 81 80 a ✘ ✘ a a a a a a a a a

10 McCaul (R) 3 5 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

11 Conaway (R) 0 2 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

12 Granger (R) 0 6 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

13 Thornberry (R) 0 3 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

14 Weber (R) 3 2 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘

15 Hinojosa (D) 60 71 65 a ✘ ✘ a ✘ a a

16 O'Rourke (D) 94 97 96 a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

17 Flores (R) 0 2 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

18 Jackson Lee (D) 86 84 78 a a ✘ a a a a a a a a a

19 Neugebauer (R) 0 3 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

20 Castro (D) 97 94 95 a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a

21 Smith, L. (R) 3 5 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

22 Olson (R) 0 0 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

23 Hurd (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

24 Marchant (R) 0 5 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

25 Williams (R) 0 3 2 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

26 Burgess (R) 3 3 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone

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HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

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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

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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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 a a ✘ a a ✘ a a ✘ ✘ a a a a

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

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

a a a a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a ✘ a a 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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3. HOUSE SCORES

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HOUSE VOTES

KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

27 Farenthold (R) 3 0 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

28 Cuellar (D) 20 30 44 ✘ ✘ ✘ a a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

29 Green, G. (D) 63 60 64 a ✘ ✘ a a ✘ ✘ ✘ a a a a

30 Johnson, E. (D) 89 92 84 a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

31 Carter, J. (R) 0 8 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

32 Sessions, P. (R) 0 2 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

33 Veasey (D) 86 89 88 a ✘ ✘ a a a a ✘ a a a a a

34 Vela (D) 80 59 66 a ✘ ✘ a a ✘ ✘ ✘ a a a a a

35 Doggett (D) 97 97 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a

36 Babin (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

UTAH

1 Bishop, R. (R) 0 2 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Stewart (R) 3 5 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Chaffetz (R) 0 2 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

4 Love (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

VERMONT

AL Welch (D) 94 92 93 a a a a a a a a a a a a

VIRGINIA

1 Wittman (R) 3 3 15 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

2 Rigell (R) 0 5 8 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

3 Scott, R. (D) 100 95 90 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

4 Forbes (R) 0 3 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

5 Hurt (R) 0 5 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6 Goodlatte (R) 0 5 7 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Brat (R) 3 0 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

8 Beyer (D) 97 N/A 97 a a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

9 Griffith (R) 9 3 8 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

10 Comstock (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

11 Connolly (D) 94 95 96 a ✘ a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone

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HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

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

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

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

✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

3. HOUSE SCORES

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 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 a a a a a a a a a a a a a a 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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KEY

a = Pro-environment action

✘ = Anti-environment action

i = Ineligible to vote

s = Absence (counts as negative)

WASHINGTON

2015

LCV SCORES

113th Congress

Lifetime

% % %

Attack on Public Safeguards

b c d e f g h i j 1) 1! 1@ 1#

1 DelBene (D) 94 92 93 a ✘ a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

2 Larsen, R. (D) 94 90 90 a ✘ a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

3 Herrera Beutler (R) 6 8 9 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a

4 Newhouse (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

5 McMorris Rodgers (R) 0 5 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6 Kilmer (D) 94 87 90 a ✘ a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

7 McDermott (D) 100 97 92 a a a a a a a a a a a a a

8 Reichert (R) 6 17 38 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a

9 Smith, Adam (D) 89 84 90 a a a a a a a a a

10 Heck, D. (D) 97 95 96 a ✘ a a a a a a a a a a a

WEST VIRGINIA

1 McKinley (R) 6 8 8 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

2 Mooney (R) 3 N/A 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

3 Jenkins, E. (R) 6 N/A 6 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

WISCONSIN

1 Ryan, P.* (R) 0 3 11 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

2 Pocan (D) 97 97 97 a a a a a a a a a a a a

3 Kind (D) 86 89 89 a a a a a a a a a ✘ a a

4 Moore (D) 91 94 93 a a a a a a a a a a a a

5 Sensenbrenner (R) 6 8 29 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

6 Grothman (R) 0 N/A 0 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

7 Duffy (R) 0 2 3 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

8 Ribble (R) 0 3 4 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘

WYOMING

AL Lummis (R) 3 2 5 ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ ✘ a ✘ ✘

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Exports

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline (KXL)

Attack on Scientific Integrity

Clean Energy Funding

Attack on Clean Water Protections

Assault on Clean Energy & Clean Water

Undermining Clean Water Protections

Prairie Chicken & Burying Beetle Protections

Fisheries Management

Fast Track of Trade Agreements

Carbon Pollution Limits for Power Plants

Stream Buffer Zone

* Representative Ryan was elected to succeed John Boehner as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on October 29, 2015.

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HOUSE VOTES

National Ocean Policy

Grazing on Public Lands

Social Cost of Carbon

1$ 1% 1^

Smog Pollution

BLM Fracking Protections

1& 1* 1(

Endangered Species Protections

Ivory Sales

Limiting Access to the Courts

2) 2! 2@ 2# 2$ 2% 2^ 2& 2* 2( 3) 3! 3@ 3# 3$ 3%

Big Oil Subsidy on Public Lands

National Monuments

Forest Management

California Water Resources

Toxic Coal Ash

Genetically Modified Food Labeling

Safeguards Shutdown

Climate Change Resilience & Adaptation

Attacking Public Input &

Environmental Review

Crude Oil Export Ban

Hardrock Mining

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for Existing Power Plants (CRA)

Extreme Attack on Carbon Pollution Limits

for New Power Plants (CRA)

Fossil Fuel Energy Bill

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* THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE VOTES AT HIS DISCRETION.

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