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Karen Bass

Karen Bass's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

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
Primary June 3, 2014

Foreign Affairs

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 10%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 83%
2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 13%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 69%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 92%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 80%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 93%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 96%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 92%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 38%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 38%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 91%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 83%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 88%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 82%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 75%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

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