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Eliot L. Engel

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

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

National Security

2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 61%
2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 33%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 42%
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%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 60%
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%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 25%
2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 57%
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%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 41%
2005-2006 Center for Security Policy - Positions 38%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 83%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 62.5%
2003-2004 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 40%
2003-2004 PeacePAC - Positions 100%
2002 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 25%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 36%
2001-2002 Council for a Livable World - Positions 78%
1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 57%
1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 68%
1997-1998 PeacePAC - Positions 63%
1997 Center for Security Policy - Positions 33%
1996 Center for Security Policy - Positions 43%
1996 PeacePAC - Positions 90%
1993-1994 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 10%

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