Kerry Bentivolio's Special Interest Group Ratings

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Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 0% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 72% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 73% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 50% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 100% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 100% 2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100% 2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 83 2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 96% 2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 54% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 100% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Legal Reform (House Only) 100% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Lifetime Score: Legal Reform (House Only) 100% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 100% 2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 70 2013-2014 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 94% 2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 90 2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 91% 2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 53% 2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 77% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 77%

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 100% 2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 59% 2014 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 59% 2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 50% 2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Immigration Reform 0% 2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Economic Empowerment 0% 2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 0% 2013-2014 National Iranian American Council - Positions 0% 2013 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 50% 2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Ratings (Congress) 68% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship (Feb 11, 2013) 100% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 68% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Chain Migration - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 68% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Socially Conservative

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 83% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 83% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 83% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 83% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 80% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 80% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 80% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 80% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 92% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 92% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 80% 2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 80% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 57% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 57% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 83% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 70% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 83% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 70% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 80% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 80%

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