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Jeffery 'Jeff' A. Merkley

Jeffery 'Jeff' A. Merkley's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Jeffery 'Jeff' A. Merkley
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Independent for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 71%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 54%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 50%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 43%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 71%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 86%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Other (Senate Only) 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 0%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 100
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 40%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 33%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 30%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 88%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 32%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (Senate) 0%
2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 12
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 29%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 27%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor (Senate) 0%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 66%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 20%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 44%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 28%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 50%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 36%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 14%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 8%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 9%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 11%
2009-2010 National Small Business Association - Positions (Senate Only) 50%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 60%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 7%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 9%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 43%
2005-2006 Oregon National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 22%
2005 Associated Oregon Industries - Positions 43%
2005 Oregonians for Food and Shelter - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Oregon National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40%
2003 Associated Oregon Industries - Positions 50%
2003 Oregonians for Food and Shelter - Positions 0%
2001 Oregonians for Food and Shelter - Positions on Pro-Business Policy D
2000-2001 Oregon National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 58%
1999-2000 Oregon National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 38%

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