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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2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 17% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 85% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 96% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 95% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 97% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 97% 2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 93% 2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 90% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 80% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 0% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 75% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 16% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 16% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 15% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 6% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 67% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 81% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 90% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 7% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 7% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 95% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 10% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 5% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 80% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 20% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 57% 2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 10% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 10% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10% 2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0% 2008 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions 96% 2007-2008 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 6% 2007-2008 Friends Committee on Legislation of California - Positions 95% 2007 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions on Child and Youth Issues 88 2006 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions on Child and Youth Issues 92 2005 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions on Child and Youth Issues 95 2005 Jericho - Positions 100%

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