Representative Karen Bass's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Karen Bass
Current Office: U.S. House - District 37, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 37
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Divorced; 1 Child: Emilia
Birth Date: 10/03/1953
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
Home City: Los Angeles, CA
Religion: Christian
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Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100% 2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 67% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 36% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 71% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 0% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 50% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 36% 2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50% 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 Food Policy Action - Positions 100% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 77% 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 - Lifetime Score 29% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 31% 2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 17% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 28% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 30% 2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 90 2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 55 2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 71% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 92% 2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 0% 2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 12% 2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 83% 2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 17% 2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0% 2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 28% 2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 22% 2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 21% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100% 2011 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2011 National Education Association - Positions 100% 2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 0% 2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 33% 2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 25% 2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0% 2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25% 2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 47% 2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 88% 2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 23% 2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Assembly Score 11% 2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100% 2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 87% 2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0% 2008 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 20% 2008 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 9 2008 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 93% 2007-2008 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 13% 2007 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 7 2007 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 0 2007 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 87 2007 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 100% 2006 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 24% 2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 0 2006 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 15 2006 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 100 2006 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Advocacy 100 2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 94% 2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 95% 2005-2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 0% 2005 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 17% 2005 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%

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