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Paul D. Ryan

Paul D. Ryan's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Paul D. Ryan
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
Primary Aug. 12, 2014

Environment

2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 33%
2013 Environment America - Positions 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 23%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 13%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 4%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 6%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 18%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 0%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 29%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 4%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 14%
2011 Environment America - Positions 0%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 3%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 20%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 0%
2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 0
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 20%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 24%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 13%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 17
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 17
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2009 Environment America - Positions 13%
2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 7%
2008 Environment America - Positions 23%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 22
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 22
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 19%
2007-2008 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 18%
2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 66%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 27
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 27
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 20%
2007 League of Conservation Voters - First Session Score 25%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 25
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 25
2006 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 17%
2006 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Lands Alliance - Positions 11%
2005-2006 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 16%
2005-2006 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 10%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 87%
2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 17
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 17
2005 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 11%
2004 Center for International Policy - Positions 100%
2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 20%
2003-2004 American Lands Alliance - Positions 10%
2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 9%
2003-2004 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 13%
2003-2004 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 17%
2003-2004 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 12%
2003 American Lands Alliance - Positions 0%
2003 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 13%
2003 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 10%
2003 Sierra Club - Positions 13%
2002 Californians for Population Stabilization - Positions 33%
2001-2002 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0%
2001-2002 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 27%
2001-2002 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 12%
2001 Californians for Population Stabilization - Positions 50%
1999-2000 American Lands Alliance - Positions 25%
1999-2000 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 27%
1999 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 31%

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