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Jon Tester

Jon Tester's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Jon Tester
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 92%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 25%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 22%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 88%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 71%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 55%
2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Other (Senate Only) 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 50%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 83%
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 60%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 47%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 33%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 77%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 95%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 49%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 90
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 89
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 57%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 78%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (Senate) 0%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 36%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 55%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor (Senate) 0%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 66%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 67%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 35%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 66%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 14%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 50%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 50%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 45%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 36%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 80%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 42%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 90%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 23%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 45%
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 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 76%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 26%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 75%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 21%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 57%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 47%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63%
2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 90%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 60%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 0%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 33%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 14%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 75%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 8%
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 73
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 14
2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 0%
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 50%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 80%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 80%
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 90%
2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 83
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 13%
2007 Consumer Alliance for Energy Security - Positions 0%
2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2007 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 100%
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 66%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 25%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 30%
2005-2006 Montana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%
2005 Montana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 36%
2005 Montana Public Interest Research Group - Positions 90%
2003 Montana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 43%
2003 Montana Public Interest Research Group - Positions 89%
2001 Montana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 53%
2001 Montana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 90%
2001 Montana Public Interest Research Group - Positions 73%
1999 Montana Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67%
1999 Montana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 56%

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Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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