Representative William 'Bill' Owens's Special Interest Group Ratings

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Full Name: William 'Bill' Owens
Current Office: U.S. House - District 21, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/2009
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jane; 3 Children
Birth Date: 01/20/1949
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
Home City: Plattsburgh, NY
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2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 37% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 37% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 66% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 62% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 33% 2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 70% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 38% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 38% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 56% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 43% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 29% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 16% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 38% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83% 2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 75% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 92% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 21% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 16% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 56% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 32% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 44% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 80% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 74% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 15% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 35% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 61% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 39% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 67% 2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 22% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 22% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 11% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 11% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 11% 2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues F 2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 57% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 42% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 20% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 20% 2010 Vote Kids - Positions 50% 2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 40% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 18% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 18% 2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 14% 2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 13% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 13% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 25% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 25% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 7 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 33% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 14% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 14% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 9% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 9% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 3% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 44% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50% 2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 33% 2009 Vote Kids - Positions 50%

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