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Joseph 'Joe' D. Courtney's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

Office: U.S. House (CT) - District 2, Democratic

Animals and Wildlife

2014 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 80%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 75%
2013 Animal Welfare Institute - Compassion Index 50%
2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 83%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 92%
2013 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 88%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 93%
2012 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 86%
2011-2012 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 81%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 92%
2011 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 88%
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2010 Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen - Positions on Sportsmen Issues 50%
2010 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 Big Cat Rescue - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 93%
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 92%
2008 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 25
2007-2008 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 100%
2007-2008 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 66
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2007-2008 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions on Animal Protection 100%
2007-2008 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 100
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2007 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 100
2006 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 100%
2004 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 100%

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