Representative Bill Foster's Special Interest Group Ratings

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

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 88% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 57% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 50% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 50% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 14% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 50% 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: Budget/Tax 100% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 50% 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%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.