Congresswoman Maxine Waters Receives 100% Score for Pro-Environment Voting Record
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) received a perfect score for her pro-environment voting record in 2008 according to the League of Conservation Voters (LCV). LCV, a non-partisan national environmental organization, compiles the National Environmental Scorecard each year. Every Member of Congress is evaluated on the basis of votes on the key environmental issues in the Senate and House of Representatives during each session of Congress. The House votes considered in this year's scorecard cover measures to promote clean, renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, increase energy efficiency, encourage conservation, support mass transit and end subsidies for oil companies. Congresswoman Waters voted "pro-environment" on all 13 issues monitored by LCV.
"We congratulate Congresswoman Waters for her perfect score," LCV President Gene Karpinski said. "In voting pro-environment on every key vote in 2008, Congresswoman Waters has again proven her commitment to solving the nation's major energy and environmental issues."
The average score for the 53 Representatives from California is 61%. Congresswoman Waters is among 14 California Representatives – all Democrats – to score 100%. (Eleven California Representatives – all Republicans – received scores of 0.)
Congresswoman Waters also received a perfect score in 2007, so her average for the entire 110th Congress is 100%.
"I will continue to support policies that will protect our planet. Increasing the production of renewable energy will make our air and water cleaner, will help create millions of "green jobs" and will help America become less dependent on foreign oil," said Congresswoman Waters.