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Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum

Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum

Business and Consumers

2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Teaching Creationism in Public Schools 0%
2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Public School-Sponsored Prayer 0%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 70%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 5%
2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 11%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 88%
2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 20%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 50%
2005 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 17%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 95%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2004 American Shareholders Association - Positions 90%
2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 60%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2004 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 0%
2004 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%
2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 0%
2003-2004 American Association of University Women - Positions 12%
2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 90%
2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 57%
2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 95%
2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 0%
2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 21%
2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 21%
2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 67%
2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 0%
2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National School Boards Association - Positions 33%
2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 67%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 6%
2003 American Association of University Women - Positions 20%
2003 American Shareholders Association - Positions 100%
2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 95%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 99%
2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 100%
2003 National Education Association - Positions 27%
2003 National Education Association - Positions 27%
2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 9%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 8%
2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2003 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 5%
2002 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2002 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2002 National School Boards Association - Positions 100%
2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 86%
2002 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2002 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 95%
2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 5%
2001-2002 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 89%
2001-2002 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 83%
2001-2002 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 94%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 21%
2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 58%
2001-2002 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 88%
2001-2002 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 10%
2001-2002 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 4%
2001-2002 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 93%
2001 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
2001 American Shareholders Association - Positions 100%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 10%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 10%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 83%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 92%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 86%
2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 0%
2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 86%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 84%
2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 20%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2000 Population Connection - Positions 13%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 93%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 70%
1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 40%
1999-2000 American Association of University Women - Positions 10%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 0%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 0%
1999 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 80%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 88%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 8%
1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 30%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 30%
1999 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 81%
1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 15%
1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 10%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 90%
1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 89%
1997-1998 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 15%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 26%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 26%
1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 25%
1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 15%
1997 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 91%
1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 29%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 31%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 31%
1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1997 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 12%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 25%
1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 90%
1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 95%
1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 29%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1996 National Education Association - Positions 6%
1996 National Education Association - Positions 6%
1996 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 46%
1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 77%
1995-1996 American Association of University Women - Positions 13%
1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 80%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 14%
1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 97%
1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 14%
1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 11%
1995-1996 United States Student Association - Positions 27%
1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

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.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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