Zeldin at the bottom of N.Y. congressional delegation on environmental group’s scorecard


According to the League of Conservation Voters, Rep. Lee Zeldin has the worst record on environmental issues in the New York Congressional delegation.

Zeldin (R-Shirley) got a score of 24% on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2020 National Environmental Scorecard, which scored every member of both chambers of Congress based on 21 votes last year. The group gave Zeldin a 26% on his votes in the 116th Congress (2019-2020) and a 14% lifetime score.

The mostly Democratic New York congressional delegation got an 86% score overall in 2020.

Other Republicans in the 116th Congress got higher marks from the group than Zeldin did in 2020: Rep. John Katko (NY-24) 62%, Rep. Peter King (NY-2) 52%, Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23) 48%, Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21) 48%, and Rep. Chris Jacobs (NY-27) 33%.

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