Representative Ron Barber's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Ron Barber
Current Office: U.S. House - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 06/12/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
Primary Aug. 26, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Nancy; 2 Children: Jenny, Crissi
Birth Date: 08/25/1945
Birth Place: Wakefield, England
Home City: Tucson, AZ
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Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100% 2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 86% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 63% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 100% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 40% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 100% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 80% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 69% 2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 33% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 100% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 69% 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 89% 2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 14% 2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 16% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 62% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 51% 2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 14% 2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 66% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 40% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 40% 2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67 2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 67% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 5% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 4% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 4% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 5% 2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 0 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 13% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 15% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 15% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 13% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 15% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 15% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 24% 2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 24% 2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 38% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 38% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 20% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 47% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 43% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 45% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 43% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 16% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 11% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 15 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 21% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 11% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 11% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 0% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 0% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 50% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 67% 2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 21% 2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Ratings (Congress) 68% 2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0% 2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 22% 2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 22% 2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 33% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 78% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Visa Lottery (Feb 11, 2013) 100% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Amnesty Enticements (Feb 11, 2013) 100% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border - 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] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 78% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - 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] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Social

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 13% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 15% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 15% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 13% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 15% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 44% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 69% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 39% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 25% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 63% 2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 80% 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 43% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 43% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 56% 2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 70% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 11% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 11% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 20% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 0% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 50% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 0% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%

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