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Lawmakers Votes Vs. Voter Priorities on the Environment

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Despite polls showing the majority of U.S. residents are concerned about climate change and want action on it, U.S. lawmakers at the federal level do not always vote in support of policies intended to address the issue.

The following maps show these discrepancies – between lawmaker votes on the environment and voter opinion – for congressional districts and U.S. Senate races in 2022. Lawmaker votes are represented by their League of Conservation Voters (LCV) scorecard. Voter opinion is calculated using the Clarity Enviro Score – a voter file model that predicts the likelihood a voter believes that climate change is an urgent crisis that needs to be addressed immediately.

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