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Maria Cantwell

Maria Cantwell's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Agriculture and Food

Full Name: Maria Cantwell
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018

Agriculture and Food

2014 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 83%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 94%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 94%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 70%
2009-2010 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 50%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 83%
2008 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 75%
2007-2008 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Grassroots Netroots Alliance - Positions 80%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 14%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 91
2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 33%
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 90%
2007 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 85%
2007 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 41%
2006 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 66%
2005-2006 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 41%
2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 83%
2005 National Association of Wheat Growers - Positions 100%
2005 National Council of Agricultural Employers - Positions 80%
2003-2004 National Farmers Union - Positions 100%
2002 American Coalition for Ethanol - Positions 33%
2001-2002 National Farmers Union - Positions 90%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%

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