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Matthew 'Matt' Salmon's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (AZ) - District 5, Republican

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 82%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 50%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 72%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 33%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 100%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 81
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 95%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 40%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 70
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 90
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 42%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 82%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 69%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 96%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 7%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 5%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 91%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 8%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88%
1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 32%
1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 82%
1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 20%
1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 83%
1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 92%
1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 37%
1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 32%
1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 80%
1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 96%
1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 33%
1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80%
1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 55%
1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 70%
1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 93%
1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 15%
1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88%
1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 93%
1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 97%
1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 30%
1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 16%
1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 92%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 10%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 7%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 59%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 0%
2014 Liberty for All - Positions 72%
2014 Liberty Guard - Positions 100%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 21%
2014 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 59%
2014 Stand Against Spying - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 0%
2000 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 21%
1999-2000 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
1999 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 23%
1999 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
1999 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 18%
1998 National Organization for Women - Positions 0%
1997-1998 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 6%
1997-1998 Campaign for a Color Blind America - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
1997-1998 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 12%
1997-1998 League of United Latin American Citizens - Positions 8%
1997 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0%
1996 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 12%
1995-1996 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
1995-1996 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 10%
1995-1996 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 18%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 100%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 100%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 100%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 100%
2014 Conservative Review - Positions 100
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 97%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 80%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 73%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Faith and Freedom Coalition - Positions 100
2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 80%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 95%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 96%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 77%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 56%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 91%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 86%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 84%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 66%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 74%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 75%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 74%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 79%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 71%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 92%

Fiscally Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 100%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 100%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 100%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 100%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 100
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 97%
2013-2014 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 82%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 78%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 81%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 78%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 61%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 82%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 86%

Health and Health Care

2014 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 0%
2014 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 100
2014 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
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 Stonewall Democrats of Arizona - Positions 1%
2013-2014 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0%
2013 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0
2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 13%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Association - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 31%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
1999 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
1998 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
1997-1998 AIDS United - Positions 0%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 American Public Health Association - Positions 29%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1996 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 10%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1995-1998 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
1995-1996 AIDS United - Positions 13%
1995-1996 Smokefree Action - Positions 42%
1995 American Public Health Association - Positions 4%
1993-1996 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 100%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 59%
2014 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 59%
2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 71%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Immigration Reform 0%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 0%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Economic Empowerment 0%
2013-2014 National Iranian American Council - Positions 0%
2013 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 13%
2000 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 30%
1999 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 18%
1997-1998 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 8%
1997-1998 United States Border Control - Positions 100%
1997 Americans for Immigration Control - Positions 66%
1996 Americans for Immigration Control - Positions 88%
1996 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 50%
1995-1996 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 20%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - 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] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 87%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
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) %

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 0%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 100
2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 21%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 10%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 5%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 21%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 20%
1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
1999 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
1999 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
1999 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 14%
1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 8%
1998 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
1998 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
1998 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
1998 National Farmers Union - Positions 13%
1998 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0%
1998 United Auto Workers - Positions 0%
1997-1998 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 0%
1997 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 21%
1997 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 13%
1997 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 38%
1997 Communications Workers of America - Positions 13%
1997 National Farmers Union - Positions 29%
1997 United Auto Workers - Positions 7%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 8%
1996 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 15%
1996 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 8%
1996 Communications Workers of America - Positions on Workplace Rights 56%
1996 National Farmers Union - Positions 27%
1996 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 5%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
1995 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 0%
1995 National Farmers Union - Positions 20%
1995 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%

Religion

2014 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 80%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 73%
2013-2014 CitizenLink - Positions (House Only) 100%
2013-2014 Muslim Public Affairs Council - Positions 37%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 30%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 25%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 0%
2013 Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Positions 0%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 74%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 74%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 0%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 71%

Socially Conservative

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 97%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 97%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 73%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 80%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 80%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 73%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 74%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 74%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 90%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 75%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 75%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 74%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 74%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 74%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 74%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 72%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 72%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 71%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 71%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%

Socially Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 29%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 29%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 15%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 7%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 15%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 6%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 6%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 7%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 6%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 6%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 16%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 16%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 25%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 25%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 11%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 11%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 24%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 24%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%

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