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E. Benjamin 'Ben' Nelson

E. Benjamin 'Ben' Nelson's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

Full Name: E. Benjamin 'Ben' Nelson

Foreign Affairs

2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 6%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 46%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 42%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 43%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 44%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 60%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 50%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 63%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 70%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 14%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 36%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 40%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 22%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 40%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B-
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 79%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 79%
2009-2012 Council for a Livable World - Positions (Senate) 92%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 67%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 88%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -5%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 38%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 90%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 60%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 56%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 50%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 25%
2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues C
2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D+
2008 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2008 Peace Action West - Positions 40%
2008 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 67%
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B-
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 80%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 40%
2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 33%
2007-2008 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 63%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2007-2008 USA Engage - Positions on Trade and Engagement C
2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions -2
2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 59%
2007 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 75%
2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2007 Peace Action West - Positions 9%
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Positions on Iraq War Amendments 75%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 67%
2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score C
2006 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2006 Peace Action - Positions 33%
2006 Peace Action West - Positions 33%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A
2006 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 33%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 67%
2005-2006 Council for a Livable World - Positions 16%
2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 42%
2005-2006 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 67%
2005-2006 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 16%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2005 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B-
2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 52%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2005 Peace Action - Positions 33%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 25%
2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2004 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 45%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2004 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0%
2004 Peace Action - Positions 50%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2003-2004 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 38%
2003-2004 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 33%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3
2003-2004 USA Engage - Positions 60%
2003 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2003 Latin America Working Group - Positions 67%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2003 Peace Action - Positions 40%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 50%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1
2002-2003 Citizens for Global Solutions - Positions 17%
2002 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 75%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2002 Peace Action - Positions 0%
2001-2004 Council for a Livable World - Positions 33%
2001-2002 American Foreign Service Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Foreign Trade Council - Postions 50%
2001-2002 USA Engage - Positions 60%
2001 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 38%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 36%
2001 Peace Action - Positions 14%
1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - 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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