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Steven 'Steve' Austria's Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 97%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 60%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 94%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 82
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 96%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 80%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 50%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 83%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 86%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 75%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 66%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 87%
2007-2008 Ohio Business Votes - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 86
2007 Ohio Business Votes - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Ohio Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Ohio National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2004 United Conservatives of Ohio - Positions 77%
2003-2004 Ohio Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%
2003-2004 Ohio National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Ohio Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Ohio National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2001 Ohio Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Ohio National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%

Campaign Finance and Elections

2009-2010 Arab American Institute - Positions 0%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 8%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 10%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 10%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 25%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 15%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 13%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 29%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 6%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 6%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 25%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 38%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 36%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%

Conservative

2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 87%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 79%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 73%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 71%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 68%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 66%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 88%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 61%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 89%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 80%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 61%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 81%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 79%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 86%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 9%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 70%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 70%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 94%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 81%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 73%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 67%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 88%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 33
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 95%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 76%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 75%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 60%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 50%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 92%
2001-2002 United Conservatives of Ohio - Positions 77%
2000 Ohio Christian Alliance - Positions on Conservative Issues 50%

Environment

2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 7%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 6%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 0%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 36%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 9%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 14%
2011 Environment America - Positions 0%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 8%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 11%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 0%
2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 0
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 4%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 14%
2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 4%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 33
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 20%
2009 Environment America - Positions 0%
2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2005 Ohio League of Conservation Voters - Positions 66%
2004 Ohio League of Conservation Voters - Positions 80%
2001-2002 Ohio Sierra Club - Positions 50%
2001 Ohio League of Conservation Voters - Positions 50%
1999-2000 Ohio Sierra Club - Positions 38%

Foreign Affairs

2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 46%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 33%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 20%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 4%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 8%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 25%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 63%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 27%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 86%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 9%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 8%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D
2010 Latin America Working Group - Positions (House only) 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 12%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 13%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 13%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 0%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -7%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 10%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 75%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 8%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 0%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score F
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%

Health and Health Care

2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 25%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 36%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 33%
2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2010 American Society for Radiation Oncology - U.S. House Score 100%
2010 National Association of Social Workers - House of Representatives Score 0%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 33%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 25%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 33%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance %
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 33%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 0%
2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 33%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 22%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 16%

Labor Unions

2012 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 5
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 9%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 14%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 11%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011-2012 American Federation of Teachers - Positions 0%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 8%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 13%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 25%
2010 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - House of Representatives Score 0%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 11%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 23%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 19%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 19%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 33%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 33%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 18%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 13%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Ohio Federation of Teachers - Positions 0%

Natural Resources and Energy

2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 33

Religion

2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 66%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 14%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 70%
2010 Ohio Christian Alliance - Positions 100%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 88%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 93%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 33%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 73%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 67%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 60%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 70%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%

Socially Conservative

2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 67%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 67%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 66%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 66%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 61%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 61%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 61%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 61%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 81%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 81%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 69%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 69%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 77%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 77%
2010 Ohio Christian Alliance - Positions 100%
2010 Ohio Christian Alliance - Positions 100%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 88%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 88%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 93%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 93%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 67%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 73%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 67%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 73%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 95%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 95%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 76%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 68%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 68%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 84%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 84%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 60%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 60%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 50%
2004 United Conservatives of Ohio - Positions 77%
2004 United Conservatives of Ohio - Positions 77%

Socially Liberal

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 13%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 13%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 2%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 2%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 77%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 77%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 31%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 31%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 18%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 18%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 48
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 48
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 7%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 7%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 29%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 29%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%

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