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Ron Wyden

Ron Wyden's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Defense

Full Name: Ron Wyden
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 01/30/1996
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016

Defense

2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 67%
2011-2012 Center for Security Policy - Positions 0%
2009-2012 Council for a Livable World - Positions (Senate) 92%
2009-2010 Center for Security Policy - Positions 16%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 77%
2008 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 67%
2007-2008 Center for Security Policy - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 90%
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 100%
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Positions on Iraq War Amendments 75%
2005-2006 Center for Security Policy - Positions 20%
2005-2006 Council for a Livable World - Positions 83%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 100%
2005 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 66%
2003-2004 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 96%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 10%
2001-2004 Council for a Livable World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 83%
2000 Council for a Livable World - Positions 88%
1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 88%
1999 Council for a Livable World - Positions 71%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 0%
1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 15%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 85%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 14%
1997-1998 Council for a Livable World - Positions 90%
1997 Center for Security Policy - Positions 0%
1997 Council for a Livable World - Positions 83%
1996 Center for Security Policy - Positions 23%
1996 Council for a Livable World - Positions 91%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 83%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 16%

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