September 20, 2018

Hoyer Earns High Score From LCV

Hoyer Earns High Score From LCV

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer received a high score — a 97 percent rating — on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2017 Environmental Scorecard. Each year, the LCV, a national, nonpartisan environmental organization, rates each member of Congress based on votes cast on environmental issues.

“I am pleased to receive this recognition from the League of Conservation Voters for my commitment to environmental issues,” said Congressman Hoyer (D-Md., 5th). “… I’m proud of the work we’ve done to preserve Maryland’s precious natural resources, including the Chesapeake Bay. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues in Congress as well as the League of Conservation Voters to prevent further attacks on our clean air and water.”

The US House members’ average was 45 percent; the average for House Democrats was 94 percent. The average was the same for all members of the US Senate, at 45 percent. The average for Senate Democrats was 93 percent.

“Across both chambers, many scores clustered at the bottom and top of the scale, revealing consistent voting blocs of both anti-environmental and pro-environmental lawmakers,” reads a statement from the LCV.

2017 National Environmental Scorecard includes 19 Senate and 35 House votes. To view the votes, click here.

Since 1970, the National Environmental Scorecard has been providing objective, factual information about the most important environmental legislation considered and the corresponding voting records of all members of Congress. The scorecard represents the consensus of experts from about 20 respected environmental and conservation organizations who select the key votes on which members of Congress should be scored. The League of Conservation Voters scores votes on the most important issues of the year, including energy, global warming, public health, public lands and wildlife conservation, and spending for environmental programs. The scorecard is the nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental, public health, and energy issues.

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