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Thomas 'Chet' Edwards

Thomas 'Chet' Edwards's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Thomas 'Chet' Edwards

Business and Consumers

2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 87%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 50%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 53%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 50%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 67%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 50%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 77%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 36%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 60%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 20%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 63%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 75%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 100%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 75%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 35%
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 60
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 60
2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 40%
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 73%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 90%
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 28%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75%
2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 87%
2006 Consumer Action - Positions 0%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 62%
2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 36%
2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 87%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 36%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 83%
2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 90%
2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 69%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 86%
2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 80%
2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 62%
2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 58%
2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 81%
2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 29%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 67%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 71%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 67%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 74%
2004 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 100%
2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 48%
2004 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 67%
2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 29%
2004 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 81%
2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 29%
2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 90%
2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 60%
2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 52%
2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 57%
2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 67%
2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 54%
2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 58%
2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 50%
2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 67%
2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 55%
2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 31%
2003-2004 United States Business and Industry Council - Positions 75%
2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 40%
2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 52%
2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 0%
2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29%
2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 67%
2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 50%
2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 64%
2003 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 57%
2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 40%
2002 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 65%
2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 55%
2001-2002 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 54%
2001-2002 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 27%
2001-2002 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 36%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 42%
2001-2002 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 33%
2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 35%
2001-2002 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 21%
2001-2002 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 64%
2001-2002 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 27%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 11%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 40%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 25%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 57%
2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 50%
2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 14%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 32%
2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 88%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 13%
2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 52%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 40%
1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 20%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 22%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 67%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 60%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 18%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 35%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 75%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 42%
1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 37%
1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 18%
1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 60%
1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 25%
1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 44%
1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 46%
1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 26%
1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 37%
1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 40%
1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 26%
1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 67%
1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40%
1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 18%
1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 70%
1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 3%
1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 77%
1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 57%
1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 62%
1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 42%
1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 42%
1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 67%

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