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James 'Jim' Himes

James 'Jim' Himes's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: James 'Jim' Himes
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 92%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 16%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 33%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 60%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 85%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 42%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 39%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 80
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 73
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 25%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 37%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 83%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 33%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 8%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 30%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 30%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 45%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 9%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 57%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 27%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 44%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 29%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 82%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 37%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 26%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 47%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 17%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 25%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 44%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 83%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 14%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 78%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 40%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 60%

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