Secretary Charles 'Chuck' T. Hagel's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. Secretary of Defense, Republican
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Health and Health Care

2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 20% 2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 0% 2007-2008 AIDS United - Positions 100% 2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 25% 2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 85% 2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 50% 2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 0% 2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 25% 2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0% 2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 100 2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 0% 2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 0% 2006 American Public Health Association - Positions 40% 2006 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50 2006 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 0% 2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0% 2006 Protect Patients Now! - Positions 100% 2005-2006 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 50% 2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 33% 2005-2006 American Nurses Association - Positions 40% 2005-2006 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 50% 2005-2006 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 40% 2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 6% 2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 20% 2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 10% 2004 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 100% 2004 American Public Health Association - Positions 29% 2004 Citizens for Health - Whole Person Health Rating - Whole Person Health Score 75% 2004 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 0% 2003-2004 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 50% 2003-2004 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 83% 2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 82% 2003 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 50% 2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 0% 2003 American Public Health Association - Positions 12% 2003 American Society of Anesthesiologists - Positions 100% 2003 Global AIDS Alliance - Positions 20% 2002 American Public Health Association - Positions 0% 2002 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association - Positions 50% 2001-2002 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 12% 2001-2002 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 60% 2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2001 AIDS United - Positions 71% 2001 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 0% 2001 American Medical Association - Positions 0% 2001 American Public Health Association - Positions 50% 2001 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 40% 2001 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0% 2001 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Positions 50% 2000 American Public Health Association - Positions 0% 1999-2002 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0% 1999-2000 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 10% 1999 American Medical Association - Positions 0% 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 17% 1997-1998 AIDS United - Positions 40% 1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1997 American Public Health Association - Positions 11% 1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1996-2003 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0% 1995-2004 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0% 1995-2004 Protect Patients Now! - Positions 100% 1995-1998 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%

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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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