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Juan C. Vargas

Juan C. Vargas's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Juan C. Vargas
Current Office: U.S. House - District 51, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 51
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 4%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 20%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 70%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 30%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 12%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 12%
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 0%
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 0%
2012 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 33%
2012 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 0%
2011 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 28%
2011 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 19%
2006 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy 31
2006 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions on Tax Reduction 26.9
2005 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 25%
2005 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 8
2004 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 18%
2004 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 10
2003 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 10%
2003 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 9
2002 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 20%
2001-2002 National Tax-Limitation Committee - Positions 17%

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 (Environment) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 45%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 45%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 75%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 0%
2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 33%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 75%
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 74%
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 31%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 31%
2012 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67%
2012 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 83%
2012 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 58%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Issues 56%
2012 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 70%
2011 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 23%
2011 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 27%
2011 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 60%
2011 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 74%
2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 0
2006 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 20
2006 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 90
2006 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Advocacy 92
2005-2006 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 25%
2005 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 42%
2005 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2004 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33%
2004 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 93%
2003-2004 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 20%
2003-2004 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 10%
2003 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 17%
2003 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 100%
2002 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 88%
2002 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 6%
2002 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 79%
2002 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 86%
2002 Silicon Valley Leadership Group - Positions 59%
2001-2002 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2001 Alliance for Better Business - Positions 92%
2001 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 78%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 70%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 99
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 18%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 23%
2006 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 100
2006 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 100%
2006 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Underrepresented Group Issues 100
2006 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100
2006 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100
2005-2006 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 93
2005 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 89
2005 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 92%
2005 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 83%
2005 Equality California - Positions 93%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 100%
2005 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 95%
2004 Applied Research Center - Positions 100%
2004 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2004 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - Positions 92%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - HIV/AIDS Policy Score 100%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 92%
2004 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 97%
2003 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions 100%
2003 California Communities United Institute - Positions 100%
2003 Equality California - Positions 100%
2002 California Communities United Institute - Positions 98%
2002 Equality California - Positions 100%
2001 Equality California - Positions 100%
1997-2003 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%
1997-2001 Gay Rights Information - Positions on LGBT Rights 0%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 17%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 17%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 17%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 17%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 0
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 7%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 7%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 12%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 20%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 36%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 30%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 34%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 35%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 12%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 12%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 30
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 0%
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 0%
2012 California Republican Assembly - Positions 22%
2012 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 10%
2011 California Republican Assembly - Positions 11%
2011 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 0%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 18%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 23%
2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2006 California Republican Assembly - Positions on Republican Principles 0
2005 California Republican Assembly - Positions 6%
2004 California Republican Assembly - Positions 3%
2003 California Republican Assembly - Positions 0%
2001 California Republican Assembly - Positions 5%

Environment

2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 83%
2013 Environment America - Positions 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 75%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 89%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 89%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 81%
2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 73%
2012 Clean Water Action California - Positions 73%
2011-2012 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 82%
2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 88%
2011 Sierra Club California - Positions 64%
2006 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 78%
2006 Environment California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 88
2006 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 82
2005-2006 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100
2005 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 68%
2005 Sierra Club California - Positions 60%
2004 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 75%
2004 Sierra Club California - Positions 45%
2003-2004 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 100%
2003 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 100%
2003 Sierra Club California - Positions 100%
2002 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 83%
2001-2002 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 88%
2001 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 80%

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 100%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 100%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2012 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Total Score 92%
2012 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Committee Score 0%
2012 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Commitee Score 92%
2012 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Floor Score 96%
2012 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Floor Score 97%
2012 California School Employees Association - Positions on Classified School Employee Issues 90%
2011 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Floor Score 96%
2011 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Committee Score 0%
2006 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 88
2005 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2005 California School Employees Association - Positions 100%
2004 California Faculty Association - Positions 0%
2004 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2003 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2002 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2001 California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO - Positions 100%

Social

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 7%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 70%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 89%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 71%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 71%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 89%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
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 36%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 63%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 35%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 0%
2012 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 10%
2012 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions 98%
2011 Capitol Resource Institute - Positions 0%
2011 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions 98%
2006 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions on Child and Youth Issues 96
2005 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions on Child and Youth Issues 85
2005 Jericho - Positions 100%
2004 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions on Child and Youth Issues 90
2004 Friends Committee on Legislation of California - Positions 90%
2004 Jericho - Positions 100%
2003 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions 100%
2003 Friends Committee on Legislation of California - Positions 100%
2002-2003 Jericho - Positions 100%
2002 Jericho - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Children's Advocacy Institute - Positions 98%

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2014 Endorsements

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