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Ronald 'Ron' Ernest Paul

Ronald 'Ron' Ernest Paul's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Ronald 'Ron' Ernest Paul

Business and Consumers

2012 American Civil Liberties Union - ACLU Liberty Watch: Report Card on Religious Liberties - Public School-Sponsored Prayer 0%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 85%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 44%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 38%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 57%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 63%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 38
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 58
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 75%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 30%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 75%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 80%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 33%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 85%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 76%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 85%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 33%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 57%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 85%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 78%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 10%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 27%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 62%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 86%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 72%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 71%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 44%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 0%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 16%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 95%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 82%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 80%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 75%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 62%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 62%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 47%
2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 55%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 25%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 60%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 87%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 62%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 56%
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 60
2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 60%
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 44%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 37%
2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 31%
2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 0
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 90%
2007 Consumer Alliance for Energy Security - Positions 100%
2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2007 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 100%
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 0%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 15%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 0%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 47%
2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 73%
2006 Consumer Action - Positions 0%
2006 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2006 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Positions 25%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 56%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 33%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 27%
2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 60%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 27%
2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 44%
2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 60%
2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 80%
2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 45%
2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 25%
2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 25%
2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 56%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 83%
2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 70%
2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 62%
2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 75%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 78%
2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 81%
2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 35%
2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 33%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 56%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 56%
2005 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
2005 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 100%
2005 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Positions 0%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 88%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 17%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 56%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 64%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33%
2004 American Shareholders Association - Positions 70%
2004 Financial Executives International - Positions 0%
2004 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 67%
2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 63%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2004 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 79%
2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 19%
2004 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 56%
2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 19%
2003-2004 American Association of University Women - Positions 29%
2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 60%
2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 80%
2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 83%
2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 57%
2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 57%
2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 58%
2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 47%
2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 47%
2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 69%
2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 83%
2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 46%
2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 92%
2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 69%
2003-2004 National School Boards Association - Positions 40%
2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 82%
2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 70%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 46%
2003-2004 School Nutrition Association - Positions 33%
2003-2004 United States Business and Industry Council - Positions 75%
2003 American Association of University Women - Positions 50%
2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 80%
2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 57%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 60%
2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 100%
2003 National Education Association - Positions 67%
2003 National Education Association - Positions 67%
2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 86%
2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 69%
2003 National School Boards Association - Positions 60%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 67%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50%
2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 46%
2003 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 38%
2002 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2002 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 67%
2002 Population Connection - Positions 22%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2002 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 25%
2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Pro Hemp
2001-2002 American Association of University Women - Positions 60%
2001-2002 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 83%
2001-2002 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 70%
2001-2002 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 63%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 71%
2001-2002 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 63%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 55%
2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 76%
2001-2002 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 92%
2001-2002 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 32%
2001-2002 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 86%
2001 American Association of University Women - Positions 67%
2001 American Shareholders Association - Positions 57%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 50%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 50%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 67%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 30%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 30%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 82%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 25%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 62%
2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 20%
2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 86%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 66%
2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 33%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 33%
2000 National Education Association - Positions 33%
2000 Population Connection - Positions 0%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 85%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 60%
2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 45%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 54%
1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 40%
1999-2000 American Association of University Women - Positions 25%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 84%
1999-2000 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 57%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 60%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 35%
1999 American Association of University Women - Positions 16%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 75%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 71%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 33%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 44%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 44%
1999 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 60%
1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 37%
1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 82%
1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 20%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 11%
1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 75%
1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 65%
1997-1998 American Association of University Women - Positions 13%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 25%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 35%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 35%
1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 77%
1997-1998 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 74%
1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 37%
1997 American Association of University Women - Positions 20%
1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 80%
1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 83%
1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 33%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 29%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 29%
1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80%
1997 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 91%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 15%
1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 60%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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