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Vern Buchanan's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Animals and Wildlife

Office: U.S. House (FL) - District 16, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 16

Animals and Wildlife

2014 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 75%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 75%
2013 Animal Welfare Institute - Compassion Index 75%
2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 17%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 23%
2013 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 77%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 0%
2012 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 50%
2011-2012 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 63%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 0%
2011 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 75%
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 10%
2010 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 50%
2009-2010 Big Cat Rescue - House of Representatives Score 66%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 29%
2009-2010 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 73%
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 40%
2009 The Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions 62%
2008 Sportsmen's and Animal Owners' Voting Alliance - Positions 0
2007-2008 Animal Welfare Institute - U.S. House Score 33%
2007-2008 Big Cat Rescue - Positions 66
2007-2008 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 44%
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 30%
2007 The Humane Society of the United States - Positions on Animal Protection 67

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