Senator Lisa A. Murkowski's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Lisa A. Murkowski
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Appointed: 12/20/2002
Last Appointed: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Verne Martell; 2 Children: Nicolas, Matthew
Birth Date: 05/22/1957
Birth Place: Ketchikan, AK
Home City: Anchorage, AK
Religion: Catholic
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Agriculture and Food

2014 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 50% 2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 91% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 75% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 56% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 56% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0% 2011 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 80% 2009-2010 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 66% 2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 90% 2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 0% 2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 70 2008 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 30% 2007-2008 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 58% 2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 31 2007-2008 Grassroots Netroots Alliance - Positions 20% 2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 85% 2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 33 2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 100% 2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 20% 2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 29 2007 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 59% 2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 35% 2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 7 2006 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 66% 2005-2006 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 88% 2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 0% 2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 0 2005 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 100% 2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 60% 2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 38%

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