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Bill Foster's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (IL) - District 11, Democratic

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 50%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 50%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 50%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 57%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 14%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 88%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 33
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 36%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 81%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 50
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 30
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 89%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 16%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 62%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 49%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 89%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 25%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 26%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 44%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 25%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 55%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 18%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 53%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 28%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 56%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 56%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 100%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 28%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 38%
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 75
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 100
2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 40%
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 63%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 70%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 78%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 100%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100%
2014 Liberty for All - Positions 18%
2014 Liberty Guard - Positions 0%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 86%
2014 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 100%
2014 Stand Against Spying - Positions 75%
2013-2014 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 17%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 68%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 60%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 35%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 85%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 88%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 10%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 80%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 88
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 35
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 100%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 25%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Conservative Review - Positions 6
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 21%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 13%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Faith and Freedom Coalition - Positions 9
2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 21%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 10%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 37%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 32%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 39%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 21
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 9%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 9%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 48%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 9%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 27%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 13%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 44.5%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 20%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 53%

Fiscally Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 25
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2013-2014 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 14%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 13%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 13%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 44%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 55%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 51%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 20%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 12%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 48%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 1%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14%

Foreign Affairs

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 50%
2013-2014 Council for a Livable World - Positions (House) 90%
2013 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 63%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 37%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 50%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A-
2010 Latin America Working Group - Positions (House only) 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 25%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 25%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 70%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 50%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 50%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 20%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 42%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 31%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues C+
2008 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 64%
2008 Peace Action West - Positions 78%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score F
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A-
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 62%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions +1
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 25%

Health and Health Care

2014 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 50%
2014 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0
2014 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 67%
2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 0%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 100%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 100%
2013-2014 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 33%
2013 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0
2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 69%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100%
2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2010 American Society for Radiation Oncology - U.S. House Score 100%
2010 National Association of Social Workers - House of Representatives Score 100%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 33%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 50%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 50%
2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 40%
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 78%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 100%
2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 88%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 88%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 50%
2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 88%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 33%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2008 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - U.S. House Score 50%
2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0%
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 85

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 100%
2014 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 100%
2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 29%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Economic Empowerment 100%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 100%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Immigration Reform 100%
2013-2014 National Iranian American Council - Positions 50%
2013 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 63%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 35%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Amnesty Enticements (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence (Feb 11, 2013) 89%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 50%
2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 31%
2009-2010 United States English - U.S. House Score 42%
2007-2010 National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute - Positions 0%
2007-2008 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Greek American Issues Score 21%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Chain Migration - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 34%

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 100%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 20
2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 79%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 88%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 79%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 93%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2010 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 33%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 88%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 86%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 92%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 86%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 88%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 89%
2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 92%
2009 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 92%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 80%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 80%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 50%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 92%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 92%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 83%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 83%
2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0%
2008 Illinois AFL-CIO - Positions 92%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 66%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 100%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 25%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 75
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%

Natural Resources and Energy

2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 100%

Religion

2014 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 13%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 21%
2013-2014 CitizenLink - Positions (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 Muslim Public Affairs Council - Positions 40%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 85%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 17%
2013 Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Positions 66%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 70%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 85
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%

Socially Conservative

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 13%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 21%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 21%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 13%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 16%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 16%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 27%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 27%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%

Socially Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 46%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 46%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 81%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 54%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 52%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 81%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 52%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 84%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 84%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 54%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 79%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 79%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 49%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 49%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 15
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 15
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 34%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 34%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 50%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 50%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%

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