Representative Joseph 'Joe' R. Pitts's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Joseph 'Joe' R. Pitts
Current Office: U.S. House - District 16, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 16
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Virginia; 3 Children: Karen, Carol, Daniel
Birth Date: 10/10/1939
Birth Place: Lexington, KY
Home City: Kennett Square, PA
Religion: Protestant
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Animals and Wildlife

2014 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100% 2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100% 2013 Animal Welfare Institute - Compassion Index 0% 2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 33% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 31% 2013 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 33% 2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 0% 2012 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 100% 2012 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 9% 2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 46% 2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100% 2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 0% 2011 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 13% 2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2010 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 50% 2009-2010 Big Cat Rescue - House of Representatives Score 33% 2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 14% 2009-2010 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 27% 2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 39 2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 20% 2009 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 15% 2008 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 100 2007-2008 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 33% 2007-2008 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 33 2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 8 2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 7% 2007-2008 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions on Animal Protection 33% 2007-2008 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 33 2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 66% 2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 7 2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 10% 2007 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 67 2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 25 2006 National Animal Interest Alliance Trust - Positions 0% 2006 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 100% 2005-2006 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 16% 2005-2006 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 100% 2005-2006 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 38% 2005-2006 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 6% 2005-2006 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 56 2005-2006 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 56% 2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0% 2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 0 2005 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 50% 2004 American Humane Association - Positions 11% 2004 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 11% 2004 Born Free USA - Positions 11% 2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 20% 2004 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 100% 2004 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 11 2004 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 11 2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 9% 2003 American Humane Association - Positions 11% 2003 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 11% 2003 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 11% 2003 Born Free USA - Positions 11% 2003 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 11% 2003 Sierra Club - Positions 13% 2003 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 11% 2003 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 11% 2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 33% 2001-2002 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 33% 2001-2002 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0% 2001-2002 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 33% 2001-2002 Born Free USA - Positions 33% 2001-2002 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 33% 2001-2002 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 33% 2001-2002 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 33% 2000 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 17% 2000 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 13 1999-2000 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 13% 1999 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 17% 1997 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 0%

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