Washington, DC - The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement sound environmental policies, today announced its endorsement of David Reichert (WA-08) for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Reichert has a solid LCV lifetime environmental score of 62% and received a commendable 79% LCV score for his voting record in the 110th Congress.* In 2009, Rep. Reichert’s support was crucial to the House passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act.
“We are proud to endorse Congressman Reichert for re-election because he supports policies that will not only build a clean energy economy that gets Washington’s workers back on the job, but will also reduce our dependence on foreign oil and curb harmful pollution,” said LCV Action Fund President Gene Karpinski.
In the 110th Congress, Rep. Reichert took many pro-environment positions. He has long supported tougher fuel-economy standards for cars and trucks and advocated for expanding protections of Washington’s wilderness.** In 2009, he voted for passage of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act and supported efforts to increase funding to improve our nation’s drinking water.
Rep. Reichert is also featured on LCVAF’s GiveGreen website, http://lcv.org/givegreen, the only bundling website devoted exclusively to raising money for environmental champions and candidates. For a complete list of LCV Action Fund’s 2010 congressional endorsements visit http://www.lcv.org/2010.
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* The non-partisan LCV Scorecard is a nationally accepted yardstick used to rate Members of Congress on clean energy, public health and environmental issues. Based on key conservation votes in the House and Senate, it is often used by the media to quickly describe a Member’s position. For more information, visit http://lcv.org/scorecard