Representative Bill Foster's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Bill Foster
Current Office: U.S. House - District 11, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 11
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Aesook; 2 Children: Billy, Christine
Birth Date: 10/07/1955
Birth Place: Madison, WI
Home City: Batavia, IL
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Foreign Affairs

2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 50% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 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 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%

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