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Joe Donnelly, Sr.

Joe Donnelly, Sr.'s Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Joe Donnelly, Sr.
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 92%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 93%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 73%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 75%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 80%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 22%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 85%
2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Other (Senate Only) 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 50%
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 67%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 66%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 62%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 69%
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 70%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 91%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 66%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 70
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 91
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 25%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 37%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 64%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 62%
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 70%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 55%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 75%
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 54%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 14%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 58%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 56%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 55%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 62%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 50%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 22%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 33%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 75%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 56%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 57%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 25%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 66%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 70%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 14%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 56%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 23%
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 0%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 53%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 14%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 40%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 72%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 66%
2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 80%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 33%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 17%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 75%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 37%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 40%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 64%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 25%
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 60
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 60%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 70%
2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 66
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 14%
2007 Consumer Alliance for Energy Security - Positions 0%
2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 62%
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 0%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 89%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 60%

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