Nice job by Rep. Gerry Connolly, as well as by Rep. Bobby Scott. As for the Republican members of Virginia's House of Representatives' delegation — not so much (e.g., ZERO for Dave Brat, 8% for Bob BADlatte, 8% for climate-science-denying freakazoid Morgan Griffith, 11% for supposed “moderate” Scott Rigell, 6% for the abysmal Randy Forbes, 6% for Robert “Biggest Downgrade from Previous Representative Ever?” Hurt, and 17% for supposed environmentalist – hahahahaha – Rob Wittman).
Gets Highest Environmental Score of Virginia’s Congressional Delegation
WASHINGTON – Congressman Gerry Connolly received the highest scores among Virginia’s congressional delegation from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) in its 2014 and lifetime scorecards for environmental votes cast in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.
In its National Environmental Scorecard released, LCV gave Connolly and Congressman Bobby Scott scores of 94 percent for their environmental votes in 2014, the highest among the Virginia delegation. Connolly also received a 96 percent rating, the top score among Virginians, for his lifetime rating of votes in the House.
The average score in the House for 2014 votes was 43 percent.
“I am proud of my strong record in support of the environment dating back to my tenure as Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors,” Connolly said. “I appreciate this recognition from the League of Conservation Voters for my votes on critical issues before Congress affecting the environment, energy, and public health.”
LCV has issued its scorecard for more than 40 years and it is viewed as the nationally-accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental, public health, and energy issues.
The 2014 Scorecard covers votes cast during the second session of the 113th Congress. It includes 35 House votes, which ties the record for the most votes scored in the House. LCV officials said House Republicans have waged a relentless assault on issues ranging from clean air and clean energy to endangered species to public lands.
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Here is the link to the LCV Scorecard – http://scorecard.lcv.org .