Senator Thomas 'Tom' Allen Coburn's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. Senate (OK) - Jr, Republican
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2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 72% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 75% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 15% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 100% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 75% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 42% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 80% 2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 0% 2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 43% 2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 55% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 100% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Other (Senate Only) 0% 2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 0 2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 33 2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 67% 2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 66% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 74% 2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 75% 2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 71% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 75% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100% 2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 75 2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (Senate) 75% 2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100 2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 64% 2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 90% 2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor (Senate) 100% 2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0% 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 88% 2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 28% 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 50% 2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63% 2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 60% 2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 82% 2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 40% 2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 70% 2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 100% 2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 85% 2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 85% 2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 77% 2009-2010 National Small Business Association - Positions (Senate Only) 50% 2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 40% 2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 100% 2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75% 2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 71% 2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 100% 2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75% 2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 73% 2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 50% 2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 100% 2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 75% 2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 40% 2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100% 2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 100% 2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 91 2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 71 2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 100% 2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 50% 2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 20% 2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 66% 2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 90% 2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75% 2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50% 2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 80% 2006 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 0% 2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 67% 2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 9% 2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 64% 2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 9% 2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 85% 2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 62% 2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 88% 2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 92% 2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 85% 2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 80% 2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 8% 2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 100% 2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 100% 2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 97% 2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 91% 2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 89% 2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 81% 2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 73% 1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 50% 1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 89% 1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 33% 1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 30% 1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 83% 1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 76% 1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 8% 1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67% 1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 5% 1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 80% 1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 20% 1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 85% 1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 71% 1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 92% 1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 26% 1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 5% 1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 80% 1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 89% 1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 33% 1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80% 1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 27% 1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 78% 1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 90% 1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 23% 1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 80% 1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 92% 1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 26% 1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 21% 1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 91%

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