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Mark E. Udall's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Office: U.S. Senate (CO) - Sr, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. Senate

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 43%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 94%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 32%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 16%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 71%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 36%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 50%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 59%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Other (Senate Only) 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 100
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 83
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 66%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 43%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 48%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 75%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 29%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 43%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 75
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (Senate) 0%
2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 50
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 64%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor (Senate) 0%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 75%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 71%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 45%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 44%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 71%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 75%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 64%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 18%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 28%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 15%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 11%
2009-2010 National Small Business Association - Positions (Senate Only) 50%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 60%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 22%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 18%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 43%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 61%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 45%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 33%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 62%
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 20
2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 0%
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 90%
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 60%
2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0%
2006 Consumer Action - Positions 0%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 35%
2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 95%
2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 53%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 16%
2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 30%
2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20%
2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 17%
2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 25%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36%
2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 10%
2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 12%
2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 35%
2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 18%
2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 88%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 10%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 22%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 30%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 25%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 37%
2004 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 100%
2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 30%
2004 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 40%
2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 81%
2004 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 53%
2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 81%
2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 33%
2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 10%
2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 16%
2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 8%
2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 29%
2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 30%
2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 38%
2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 9%
2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 8%
2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 36%
2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 36%
2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 10%
2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 54%
2003-2004 United States Business and Industry Council - Positions 17%
2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 8%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 18%
2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 0%
2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 36%
2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 100%
2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 32%
2003 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33%
2002 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 40%
2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 15%
2001-2002 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 9%
2001-2002 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 9%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 42%
2001-2002 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 5%
2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 18%
2001-2002 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 7%
2001-2002 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 86%
2001-2002 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 7%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 11%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 35%
2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95%
2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 21%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7%
2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 89%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 13%
2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 47%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 20%
1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 0%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 15%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 87%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 16%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 75%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 28%
1998 Colorado Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%

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