Senator David B. Vitter's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. Senate (LA) - Jr, Republican
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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 25% 2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 25% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 20% 2013 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 66% 2012 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 14% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 11% 2011-2012 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 100% 2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100% 2011 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 80% 2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 25% 2010 Sportsmen and Animal Owner's Voting Alliance - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2009-2010 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 44% 2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2009 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 50% 2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2007-2008 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions on Animal Protection 67% 2007-2008 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 67 2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2007 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 75 2005-2006 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2005-2006 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 60 2005-2006 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 60% 2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0% 2005 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 60% 2004 American Humane Association - Positions 33% 2004 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 33% 2004 Born Free USA - Positions 33% 2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2004 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 33 2004 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 33 2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0% 2003 American Humane Association - Positions 33% 2003 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 33% 2003 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 33% 2003 Born Free USA - Positions 33% 2003 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2003 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 33% 2003 Sierra Club - Positions 0% 2003 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 33% 2003 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 33% 2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 0% 2001-2002 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Positions 0% 2001-2002 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0% 2001-2002 Animal Welfare Institute - Positions 0% 2001-2002 Born Free USA - Positions 0% 2001-2002 Doris Day Animal League - Positions 0% 2001-2002 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 0% 2001-2002 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions 0% 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%

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