Senator Joe Donnelly, Sr.'s Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. Senate (IN) - Sr, Democratic
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Animals and Wildlife

2015-2016 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 29% 2015 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100% 2015 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 73% 2015 Food Policy Action - Positions 80% 2015 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 43% 2014 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100% 2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 50% 2013-2014 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 40% 2013-2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 50% 2013-2014 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 25% 2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 50% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 50% 2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 29% 2012 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 75% 2011-2012 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 17% 2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 38% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 50% 2011 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100% 2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 33% 2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 50% 2010 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 50% 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 57% 2009-2010 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 53% 2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 60% 2008 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 100 2007-2008 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 66% 2007-2008 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 66 2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 63% 2007-2008 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 50% 2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 70% 2007 Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions on Animal Protection 34%

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