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James 'Jim' E. Clyburn's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

Office: U.S. House (SC) - District 6, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader

Foreign Affairs

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 59%
2013-2014 Council for a Livable World - Positions (House) 70%
2013 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 38%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 59%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 4%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 38%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 83%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 60%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 65%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 61%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 10%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 67%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 63%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 40%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 25%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 91%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 18%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 39%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A
2010 Latin America Working Group - Positions (House only) 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 66%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 29%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 25%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 25%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 16%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 16%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 30%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 30%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 25%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 16%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 84%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 50%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 0%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2%
2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues C
2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A
2008 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 32%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65%
2008 Peace Action West - Positions 80%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score F
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 40%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 62%
2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 33%
2007-2008 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 66%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3
2007-2008 USA Engage - Positions on Trade and Engagement C
2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions +1
2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 92%
2007 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 91%
2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 10%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65%
2007 Peace Action West - Positions 73%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 100%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 43%
2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A+
2006 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 20%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 77%
2006 Peace Action - Positions 71%
2006 Peace Action West - Positions 71%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur B+
2006 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 50%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 35%
2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 81%
2005-2006 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 75%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -6
2005 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 100%
2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 75%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 73%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 27%
2005 Peace Action - Positions 67%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 85%
2004 Center for International Policy - Positions 100%
2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2004 Latin America Working Group - Positions 43%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 25%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 74%
2004 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 67%
2004 Peace Action - Positions 80%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 62.5%
2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -6
2003-2004 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 60%
2003-2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 73%
2003-2004 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 17%
2003-2004 PeacePAC - Positions 91%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2003-2004 USA Engage - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 63%
2003 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 56%
2003 Latin America Working Group - Positions 78%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 6%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 93%
2003 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0%
2003 Peace Action - Positions 100%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 0
2002-2006 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq War Resolution and Funding 60%
2002-2003 Citizens for Global Solutions - Positions 100%
2002 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 25%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 10%
2002 Peace Action - Positions 80%
2001-2002 American Foreign Service Association - Positions 94%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2
2001-2002 Council for a Livable World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 71%
2001-2002 National Foreign Trade Council - Postions 33%
2001-2002 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2001 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 79%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 86%
2001 Peace Action - Positions 25%
2000 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2000 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 33%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 23%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 76%
2000 Peace Action - Positions 30%
1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 29%
1999 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 0%
1999 Peace Action - Positions 27%
1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 36%
1998 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 76%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 11%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 84%
1998 Peace Action - Positions 50%
1997-1998 PeacePAC - Positions 63%
1997 Center for Security Policy - Positions 45%
1997 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
1997 Peace Action - Positions 25%
1996 Center for Security Policy - Positions 62%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 61%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 37%
1996 Peace Action - Positions 50%
1996 PeacePAC - Positions 40%
1995-1996 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Peace and Justice Score 67%
1995 Peace Action - Positions 50%

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