Representative Peter A. DeFazio's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 4, Democratic
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Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 13% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 29% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 36% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 3% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 34% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 95% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 29% 2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100% 2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 25 2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 12% 2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 68% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 0% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50% 2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 30 2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 10 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 38% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 30% 2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 24% 2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 42% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 30% 2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 75 2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 25% 2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 10 2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 24% 2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 31% 2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0% 2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 38% 2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 50% 2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 30% 2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 27% 2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 14% 2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 100% 2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 25% 2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40% 2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25% 2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 25% 2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 13% 2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 78% 2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 50% 2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 25% 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 43% 2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 55% 2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 5% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5% 2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40% 2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 40% 2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0% 2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50% 2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 30% 2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 50% 2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 16% 2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 62% 2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 15% 2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 60 2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 20 2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 0% 2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 72% 2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 70% 2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 60% 2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0% 2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75% 2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0% 2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 37% 2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 18% 2006 Consumer Action - Positions 0% 2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 35% 2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 100% 2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 47% 2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100% 2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 25% 2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 30% 2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20% 2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 21% 2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 19% 2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 21% 2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 10% 2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 12% 2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 23% 2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 9% 2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 88% 2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 10% 2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 17% 2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 10% 2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 17% 2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 37% 2004 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 67% 2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 30% 2004 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 13% 2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 86% 2004 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 43% 2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 86% 2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 8% 2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 10% 2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 16% 2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 4% 2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 29% 2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 14% 2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 23% 2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 17% 2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 25% 2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 8% 2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 27% 2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 10% 2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 100% 2003-2004 United States Business and Industry Council - Positions 91% 2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0% 2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 4% 2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 6% 2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 0% 2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 8% 2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 100% 2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 14% 2003 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95% 2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 0% 2002 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 30% 2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95% 2001-2002 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 15% 2001-2002 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 10% 2001-2002 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0% 2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 42% 2001-2002 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 0% 2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 12% 2001-2002 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 7% 2001-2002 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 0% 2001-2002 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 95% 2001-2002 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 7% 2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 11% 2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 0% 2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0% 2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25% 2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 90% 2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0% 2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 3% 2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 67% 2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 26% 2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25% 1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 20% 1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 20% 1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 5% 1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 100% 1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 85% 1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 8% 1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0% 1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 83% 1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 12% 1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95% 1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 9% 1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 90% 1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 10% 1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 12% 1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 95% 1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95% 1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0% 1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 2% 1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 83% 1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 91% 1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 20% 1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0% 1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 85% 1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 19% 1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 29% 1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 24% 1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 84% 1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 84% 1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 33%

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