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Sheldon Whitehouse

Sheldon Whitehouse's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Sheldon Whitehouse
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 80%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 44%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 66%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 37%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 66%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 36%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 90
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 80
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 29%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (Senate) 0%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 36%
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 15%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 33%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 14%
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 45%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 18%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 90%
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 Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 14%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 15%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 9%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 22%
2009-2010 National Small Business Association - Positions (Senate Only) 50%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 60%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 75%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 3%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 43%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 17%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 43%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 50%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 25%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 20%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 66%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 14%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 7%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 15%
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 45
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 42
2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 20%
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 50%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 80%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 100
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 6%
2007 Consumer Alliance for Energy Security - Positions 0%
2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2007 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 100%
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 91%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 25%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 36%

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