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Vern Buchanan

Vern Buchanan's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Vern Buchanan
Current Office: U.S. House - District 16, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for U.S. House - District 16
Primary Aug. 26, 2014
Daniel Durso
(Potential)
No Party Affiliation
Mitch Mallett
(Potential)
Democratic
Michael Rodgers
(Potential)
No Party Affiliation
Joe Venuti
(Potential)
No Party Affiliation

Environment

2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 17%
2013 Environment America - Positions 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 23%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 23%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 23%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 28%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 0%
2012 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 25%
2011-2012 Clean Water Action - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 50%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 21%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 43%
2011 Environment America - Positions 12%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 29%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 20%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 0%
2011 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 0%
2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 15
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 10%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 35%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 29%
2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 29%
2009-2010 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 0%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 61
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 61
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 40%
2009 Environment America - Positions 53%
2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 29%
2008 Environment America - Positions 46%
2008 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 71%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 52
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 52
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 44%
2007-2008 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 39%
2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 100%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 40
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 40
2007 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 30%
2007 League of Conservation Voters - First Session Score 25%
2007 Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund - Positions 50%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 86%

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