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Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Office: U.S. House (FL) - District 23, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 23

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 36%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 43%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 44%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 87%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 40%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 13%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 14%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 70%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 22
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 22
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 83%
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 - Positions 36%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 39%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 25%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 44%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 40%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 55
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 0%
2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 33
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 29%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 28%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 22%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 37%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 42%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 33%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 25%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 40%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 14%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 78%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 28%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 39%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 25%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 55%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 40%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 20%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 50%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 59%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 58%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 50%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 75%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 25%
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 63
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 60
2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 40%
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 69%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 70%
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 55%
2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0%
2006 Consumer Action - Positions 0%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 50%
2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 100%
2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 40%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 16%
2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 40%
2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20%
2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 8%
2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 13%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 21%
2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 20%
2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 25%
2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 29%
2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 18%
2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 88%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 14%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 24%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 20%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 25%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 44%
2004 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 84%
2003 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 48
2002 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 43
2001-2002 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 33%
2001 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 41%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 0%
1999 Associated Industries of Florida - Positions 74%
1999 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75%
1997-1998 Florida National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 43%
1997 Florida Chamber of Commerce - Positions 86%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

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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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