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John Barrow

John Barrow's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: John Barrow
Current Office: U.S. House - District 12, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 12
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 71%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 78%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 53%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 86%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 81%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 80%
2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 54%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 20%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 92%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 57%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 69%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 75%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 78%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 60%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 61%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 76%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 60
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 100
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 57%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 75%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 62%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 80%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 85%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 85%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 70%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
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 81%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 42%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 75%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 73%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 75%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 77%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 57%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 58%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 71%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 50%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 56%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 40%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 67%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 17%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 33%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 64%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 14%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 30%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 73%
2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 50%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 17%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 75%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 28%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 30%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 64%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 40%
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 20
2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 0%
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 60%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 50%
2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 94%
2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 100
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 50%
2007 Consumer Alliance for Energy Security - Positions 0%
2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
2007 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 100%
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 75%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 68%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 60%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 80%
2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 75%
2006 Consumer Action - Positions 0%
2006 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2006 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Positions 75%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 63%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 86%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 44%
2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 82%
2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 87%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 82%
2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 70%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 58%
2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 60%
2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 60%
2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 42%
2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 64%
2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 40%
2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 25%
2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 52%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 43%
2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 27%
2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 59%
2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 83%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 21%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 38%
2005 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 88%
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 50%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 81%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 42%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 56%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 0%

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