ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland LCV today released the Maryland delegation’s scores on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2017 National Environmental Scorecard. The Scorecard is the primary yardstick for evaluating the environmental records of every member of Congress, and is available for download here.
The 2017 Scorecard measures votes cast during the first session of the 115th Congress. In Maryland, six House members and Senators Van Hollen and Cardin earned a score of 80 percent or greater, while one House member earned an abysmal score of 6 percent. The average House score for Maryland was 83 percent and the average Senate score was 100 percent. The full delegation’s scores for 2017 are:
- Senator Cardin – 100%
- Senator Van Hollen – 100%
- Representative Harris – 6%
- Representative Ruppersberger – 100%
- Representative Sarbanes – 100%
- Representative Brown, A – 100%
- Representative Hoyer – 97%
- Representative Delaney – 100%
- Representative Cummings – 63%
- Representative Raskin – 100%
Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) received a 97% rating on their 2017 Environmental Scorecard.
“I am pleased to receive this recognition from the League of Conservation Voters for my commitment to environmental issues,” said Congressman Hoyer. “Despite efforts by the Trump Administration to roll back public health and environmental protections, 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.”