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Environment Texas

Since January, Texas congressional delegation mostly disappoints when it comes to our environment and families' health

For Immediate Release:

AUSTIN - Today Environment Texas released its federal scorecard evaluating how the Texas Congressional delegation has voted when it comes to supporting clean air and clean water and other environmental protections.   State Director Luke Metzger released the following statement:

“If this were my spring report card, I’d make sure my parents were in a really good mood before I showed it to them.  An average score of 27% for our congressional delegation means the majority of our elected officials need to do way more homework when it comes to protecting Texas’ beloved mountains, rivers, and streams and ensuring a sustainable climate for our families.

We had a few elected officials with a perfect 100% score- Representatives A. Green, O’Rourke, Castro, G. Green, Johnson, Veasey, and Doggett.  Their leadership here in Texas and in Washington, D.C. is much appreciated.

But we also had way too many elected officials with failing grades, like Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, who did not vote for a single piece of environmental legislation.

Overall this has been a disturbing spring when it came to Congress standing up for our families’ health and our environment.  The average national score in the house was 38% and in the senate was 47%.  In fact some have called this the most anti-environmental congress we’ve ever seen.  Unfortunately the Texas delegation seems to be dragging down the entire country.

The Texas congressional delegation has a few stars when it comes to our air and water and families, but way too many of our representatives our failing the environment and future generations. Here’s hoping over the course of this term more of our delegation will become strong and effective leaders when it comes to supporting the core environmental values so many of us share." 

Representatives

Party

District

Overall Score

1. Al Green
D
TX-09

100%

2. Vicente Gonzalez
D
TX-15

81%

3. Beto O'Rourke
D
TX-16

100%

4. Sheila Jackson Lee
D
TX-18

90%

5. Joaquin Castro
D
TX-20

100%

6. Henry Cuellar
D
TX-28

27%

7. Gene Green
D
TX-29

100%

8. Eddie Bernice Johnson
D
TX-30

100%

9. Marc Veasey
D
TX-33

100%

10. Filemon Vela
D
TX-34

81%

11. Lloyd Doggett
D
TX-35

100%

 
 Average

89%

1. Louie Gohmert
R
TX-01

9%

2. Ted Poe
R
TX-02

0%

3. Sam Johnson
R
TX-03

0%

4. John Ratcliffe
R
TX-04

0%

5. Jeb Hensarling
R
TX-05

0%

6. Joe Barton
R
TX-06

0%

7. John Culberson
R
TX-07

0%

8. Kevin Brady
R
TX-08

0%

10. Michael McCaul
R
TX-10

0%

11. K. Michael Conaway
R
TX-11

0%

12. Kay Granger
R
TX-12

0%

13. Mac Thornberry
R
TX-13

0%

14. Randy Weber
R
TX-14

0%

17. Bill Flores
R
TX-17

0%

19. Jodey Arrington
R
TX-19

0%

21. Lamar Smith
R
TX-21

0%

22. Pete Olson
R
TX-22

0%

23. Will Hurd
R
TX-23

0%

24. Kenny Marchant
R
TX-24

0%

25. Roger Williams
R
TX-25

0%

26. Michael Burgess
R
TX-26

0%

27. Blake Farenthold
R
TX-27

0%

31. John Carter
R
TX-31

0%

32. Pete Sessions
R
TX-32

0%

36. Brian Babin
R
TX-36

0%

 
Average

0%

 
 
 

27%