Senator Marco Rubio's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Marco Rubio
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jeannette; 4 Children: Amanda, Daniella, Anthony, Dominic
Birth Date: 05/28/1971
Birth Place: Miami, FL
Home City: West Miami, FL
Religion: Roman Catholic
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Budget, Spending and Taxes

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0% 2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 8% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 17% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 60% 2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 33% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 78% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 71% 2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 77% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 44% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 82% 2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 0 2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 71 2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 57% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 39% 2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (Senate) 75% 2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 16% 2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 85% 2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor (Senate) 100% 2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100% 2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 42% 2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 83% 2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0% 2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0% 2011 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2011 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 88% 2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 85% 2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 50% 2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100% 2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50% 2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 89% 2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100% 2008 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions on Merit Shop Construction/Building Trades 100 2008 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 91 2008 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 96 2007 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 96 2007 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100 2006 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 100% 2006 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 100% 2006 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2005 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 100% 2005 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 100% 2005 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100% 2004 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 92% 2003-2004 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2003 Associated Builders and Contractors - Positions 100% 2003 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 94 2003 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 97% 2002 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 85 2001-2002 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 89% 2001 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 96% 2000 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 90%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 100% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 100% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 100% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 100% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 87% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 87% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 87% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 78% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 75% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 78% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 75% 2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 96% 2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 99% 2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 41% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 41% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 95% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 65% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 92% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 89% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 83% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 93% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 91% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 80% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 80% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 75 2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 100% 2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 100% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 71% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 85% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 70% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 83% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Economic) 87% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 90% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 84% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 91% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 81% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 81% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 100% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 100% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 94% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 94% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 96% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 96% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 96% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 16% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 100% 2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 100% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 63% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 63% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 94% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100% 2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 83% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 75% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 16% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 91% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 97% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 76% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 88% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 76% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 88% 2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 76% 2007 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions on Conservative Issues 92% 2005-2006 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 100% 2005 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 93% 2003-2004 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 100% 2002 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 100%

Health and Health Care

2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 100% 2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 0% 2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 0% 2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 8% 2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 13% 2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 17% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 17% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100% 2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0% 2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 0% 2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 39% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 39% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0% 2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 33% 2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 0% 2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100% 2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 33% 2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 21% 2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Ratings (Congress) 16% 2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 13% 2011-2012 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 64% 2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 0% 2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 40% 2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 14% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 38% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence (Feb 11, 2013) 100% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Unnecessary Foreign Workers (Feb 11, 2013) 0% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - 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] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 38% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - 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 Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 7% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 3% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 3% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 9% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 9% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 7% 2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 18% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 34% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 7% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Composite Score) 17% 2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 29% 2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Foreign) 9% 2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Economic) 12% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 69% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 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 16% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 69% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0% 2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 17% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 25%

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 87% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 75% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 78% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 78% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 75% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 9% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 7% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 3% 2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 41% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 65% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 34% 2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 28% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 80% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 80% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 50% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 71% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 70% 2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 29% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8% 2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 81% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 81% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 94% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 94% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 96% 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 16% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 69% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5% 2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 25% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 26% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 63% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 88% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 88% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 76% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 76% 2007 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions on Conservative Issues 92% 2005-2006 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 100% 2005 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 93% 2003-2004 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 100% 2002 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 100%

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