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Joe Biden, Jr.'s Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Defense

Office: Vice President, Democratic President of the Senate

Defense

2008 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 100%
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 77%
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Positions on Iraq War Amendments 75%
2005-2006 Center for Security Policy - Positions 21%
2005-2006 Council for a Livable World - Positions 75%
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 83%
2001-2004 Council for a Livable World - Positions 67%
2001-2002 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and WILL - Positions 82%
2000 Council for a Livable World - Positions 75%
1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 75%
1999 Council for a Livable World - Positions 80%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 87%
1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 20%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 73%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 21%
1997-1998 Council for a Livable World - Positions 80%
1997 Center for Security Policy - Positions 8%
1997 Council for a Livable World - Positions 83%
1996 Center for Security Policy - Positions 14%
1996 Council for a Livable World - Positions 82%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 7%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 89%

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