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Eliot L. Engel

Eliot L. Engel's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Defense

Full Name: Eliot L. Engel
Current Office: U.S. House - District 16, Democratic
First Elected: 11/08/1988
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Working Families, Democratic for U.S. House - District 16
General Nov. 4, 2014

Defense

2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 61%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 61%
2011-2012 Center for Security Policy - Positions 18%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 58%
2009-2010 Center for Security Policy - Positions 37%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 50%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 50%
2007-2008 Center for Security Policy - Positions 13%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 75%
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 64%
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 100%
2006 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Center for Security Policy - Positions 38%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 83%
2003-2004 PeacePAC - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 100%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 36%
2001-2002 Council for a Livable World - Positions 78%
2001-2002 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions 86%
1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 57%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 17%
1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 68%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 63%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 36%
1997-1998 PeacePAC - Positions 63%
1997 Center for Security Policy - Positions 33%
1996 Center for Security Policy - Positions 43%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 86%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 13%
1996 PeacePAC - Positions 90%

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