Mark S. Critz's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Mark S. Critz
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Nancy; 2 Children
Birth Date: 01/05/1962
Birth Place: Irwin, PA
Home City: Johnstown, PA
Religion: Roman Catholic
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Business and Consumers

2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 68% 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 95% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 63% 2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 80 2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 85 2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 50% 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 66% 2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 68% 2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 54% 2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0% 2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 76% 2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 60% 2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 45% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 75% 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 45% 2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 28% 2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66% 2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 58% 2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40% 2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 56% 2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100% 2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67% 2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 50% 2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 50% 2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100% 2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50% 2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100% 2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 71% 2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 25% 2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100% 2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50% 2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 25%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 40% 2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 80% 2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 80% 2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 38% 2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 30% 2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 44% 2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 60% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 79% 2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 80% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45% 2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 25% 2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 3% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 46% 2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 33% 2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 80% 2009-2010 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

2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 28% 2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 27% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 64% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 50% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 20% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 39% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 38% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 40% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 40% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 26% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 31% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 43% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 43% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 22% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 18% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 18% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 22% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 34% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 34% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 18% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 18% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 18% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 36% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 60% 2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 16% 2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 26% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 40% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 33% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 33% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 50% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 18% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 37% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62% 2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 40% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 41% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 57% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 22% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 12% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 50% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 40% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 40% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 50% 2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 40% 2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 36% 2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 36% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 50% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 50% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 55% 2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 55% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 61% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 53% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 21% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 30% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 30% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 50% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 25% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 25% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 66% 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 30% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 30%

Foreign Affairs

2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 9% 2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 54% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 50% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 40% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 61% 2012 Peace Action - Positions 46% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 42% 2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 40% 2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 67% 2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 44% 2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 38% 2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 80% 2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0% 2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 36% 2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 37% 2011 Peace Action West - Positions 8% 2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 44% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 55% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 45% 2010 Peace Action - Positions 17% 2010 Peace Action West - Positions 17% 2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 20% 2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0% 2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 0% 2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1% 2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 25% 2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 0% 2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0% 2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 25% 2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 25%

Labor Unions

2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 90% 2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 86% 2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 88% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 95% 2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 37% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100% 2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 93% 2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 71% 2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 83% 2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 86% 2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 75% 2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 85% 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 67% 2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50%

Liberal

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 61% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 61% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 59% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 60% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 36% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 53% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 53% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 26% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 26% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 20% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 58% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 59% 2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 60% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 45% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 38% 2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 46% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 11 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 11 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%

Social

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 64% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 64% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 50% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 40% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 39% 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 50% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 43% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 43% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 42% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 34% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 18% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 26% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 53% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 36% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 60% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80% 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 40% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 40% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 33% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 33% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 79% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 50% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 50% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 20% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 58% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 57% 2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 57% 2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 50% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 40% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 40% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 50% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 50% 2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues A 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 61% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 38% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 30% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 30% 2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 20% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 50% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 50% 2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 40% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 66% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 66% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 11 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 30% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 30%

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