Senator Charles 'Chuck' E. Grassley's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Charles 'Chuck' E. Grassley
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/1980
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Barbara; 5 Children: Lee, Wendy, Robin, Michele, Jay
Birth Date: 09/17/1933
Birth Place: New Hartford
Home City: New Hartford, IA
Religion: Baptist
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2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2013 Environment America - Positions 0% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 33% 2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 21% 2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 23% 2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 14% 2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 21% 2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 33% 2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 8% 2011 Environment America - Positions 27% 2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 21% 2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0% 2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0% 2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 21% 2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0% 2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 0 2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2009 Environment America - Positions 0% 2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0% 2008 Environment America - Positions 60% 2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 48 2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 27% 2007-2008 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 31% 2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 43 2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 20% 2007 League of Conservation Voters - First Session Score 33% 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100% 2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 0 2006 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 14% 2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 American Lands Alliance - Positions 0% 2005-2006 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 90% 2005 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0% 2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 7 2005 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 10% 2005 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 0% 2004 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2003-2004 American Lands Alliance - Positions 0% 2003-2004 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0% 2003-2004 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0% 2003-2004 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions 20% 2003-2004 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 9% 2003 American Lands Alliance - Positions 0% 2003 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0% 2003 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0% 2003 Sierra Club - Positions 0% 2001-2002 American Wilderness Coalition - Positions 0% 2001-2002 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 4% 2001-2002 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 13% 2001 Californians for Population Stabilization - Positions 0% 1999-2000 American Lands Alliance - Positions 0% 1999-2000 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 6% 1999 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 11% 1998 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0% 1997 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0% 1995-1996 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 11% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Environment Score 44%

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