Representative Mark Pocan's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. House (WI) - District 2, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
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Abortion

2016 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (Lifetime) [7/29] 100% 2015 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 17% 2015 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2015 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2015 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Lifetime Score 100% 2015 Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin - Positions 100% 2015 Population Connection - Positions 100% 2014 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 0% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2013-2014 CitizenLink - Positions (House Only) 0% 2013-2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 0% 2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0% 2011-2012 NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin - Positions 100% 2011-2012 NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin - Lifetime Score 100% 2011-2012 Wisconsin Right to Life - Positions on Pro-Life Policy 0% 2010 Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Wisconsin Right to Life - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin - Positions on Reproductive Rights 100 2007-2008 Wisconsin Right to Life - Positions on Pro-Life Policy 0 2006 Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin - Positions on Reproductive Rights 100 2005-2006 Wisconsin Right to Life - Positions 0% 2005 Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin - Positions on Reproductive Rights 100% 2004 NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Wisconsin Right to Life - Positions 13% 2001-2002 Wisconsin Right to Life - Positions 0% 1999-2000 Wisconsin Right to Life - Positions 5% 1998 Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin - Positions on Reproductive Rights 100%

Business and Consumers

2015-2016 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0% 2015-2016 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0 2015 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions (Lifetime) 28% 2015 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 17% 2015 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 35% 2015 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions (Cumulative) 29% 2014 Gun Owners of America - Positions 10% 2014 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 29% 2014 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions (Cumulative) 26% 2013-2014 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 70% 2013-2014 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 0% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 75% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 36% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 36% 2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100% 2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 16 2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 12% 2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 59% 2013-2014 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions (113th Congress) 0% 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: Legal Reform (House Only) 0% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Lifetime Score: Legal Reform (House Only) 14% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50% 2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 30% 2013-2014 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 10% 2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 20% 2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 16% 2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 63% 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 23% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 23% 2012-2013 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 13% 2011-2012 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 38% 2011-2012 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 14% 2010 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Lifetime Score 30% 2010 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 12% 2009-2010 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 64% 2009-2010 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 22% 2009 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 11% 2007-2008 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 33% 2007-2008 The Wisconsin Prosperity Project - Positions on Economic Growth and Jobs 15 2007-2008 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 15% 2007-2008 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 0 2005-2006 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 25 2005-2006 The Wisconsin Prosperity Project - Positions 11% 2005-2006 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 11% 2005-2006 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 10% 2003-2004 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce - Positions 21% 2003-2004 The Wisconsin Prosperity Project - Positions 11% 2003-2004 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 11% 2003-2004 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2001-2002 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 29% 2001-2002 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 38% 1999-2000 Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce - Positions 22% 1999-2000 Wisconsin National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%

Conservative

2015 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 16% 2015 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2014 American Conservative Union - Positions 8% 2014 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Scores 10% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 25% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 20% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 20% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 25% 2014 Conservative Review - Positions 22 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 16% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 40% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Faith and Freedom Coalition - Positions 9 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 0 2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 45% 2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 40% 2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 12% 2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 12% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 5% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 6% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 40 2012 American Conservative Union (Wisconsin State Legislature) - Postions 0%

Environment

2015 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100% 2015 Environment America - Positions 100% 2015 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2014 Environment America - Positions 100% 2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 95% 2014 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 97% 2013-2014 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 95% 2013-2014 League of Conservation Voters - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 97% 2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 83% 2013 EarthRights International - Positions 63% 2013 Environment America - Positions 100% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 92% 2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 96% 2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 96% 2011-2012 Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 93 2005-2006 Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100 2005-2006 Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Clean Wisconsin Action Fund - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100% 2001-2002 Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters - Positions 88% 1999-2000 Clean Wisconsin Action Fund - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2015 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 94% 2015 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 92% 2015 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2014 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100% 2014 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2014 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 100% 2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 100% 2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 100% 2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 0% 2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100% 2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100% 2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Scores 100% 2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100% 2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 92% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2012 Wisconsin AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 99% 2011-2012 Wisconsin AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2009-2010 SEIU Wisconsin - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Wisconsin AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Wisconsin Professional Police Association - Positions on Workplace Rights 56% 2007-2008 Wisconsin AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 100 2007-2008 Wisconsin Professional Police Association - Positions on Workplace Rights 41% 2005-2006 Wisconsin AFL-CIO - Positions 93% 2003-2004 Wisconsin AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2001-2002 Wisconsin AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 1999-2000 Wisconsin AFL-CIO - Positions 100%

Religion

2015-2016 Bill Stamp - Positions 83% 2015 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2015 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2015 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 82% 2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2014 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2014 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 100% 2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2014 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90% 2014 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 88% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 40% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 2013-2014 Bread for the World - Positions 85% 2013-2014 CitizenLink - Positions (House Only) 0% 2013-2014 Muslim Public Affairs Council - Positions 27% 2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 45% 2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 80% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Family Research Council - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 0% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 71% 2013 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 90% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 0% 2013 Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Positions 66%

Socially Conservative

2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2014 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2014 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 16% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 16% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 40% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 40% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 45% 2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 45% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 75% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 38% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 38% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 75% 2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%

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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