Representative Kevin W. Yoder's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Kevin W. Yoder
Current Office: U.S. House - District 3, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for U.S. House - District 3
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Brooke; 1 Child: Caroline
Birth Date: 01/08/1976
Birth Place: Hutchinson, KS
Home City: Overland Park, KS
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Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 15% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 42% 2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100% 2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 92% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2012 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 93% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 92% 2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 0 2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 64 2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 71% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 36% 2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 100% 2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100% 2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0% 2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 92% 2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100% 2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 85% 2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0% 2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0% 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 100% 2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66% 2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100% 2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100% 2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94% 2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100% 2007-2008 Kansas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 88 2005-2006 Kansas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 88% 2004 Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce - Positions 90% 2004 Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Positions 92% 2003-2004 Kansas National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50% 2003 Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Positions 80%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 70% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 76% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 76% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 70% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 69% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 69% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 69% 2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 67% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 70% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 95% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 82% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 74% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 74% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 79% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 70 2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 96% 2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 90% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 80% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 84% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 86% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 95% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 66% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 83% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 88% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 82% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 82% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 79% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 79% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 77% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 77% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 77% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 16% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 84% 2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 84% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 90% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 90% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 90% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 90% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 16% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 75% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 100% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 83% 2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 84% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 81% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 76% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 80% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 80% 2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 80% 2010 Americans for Prosperity - Kansas Chapter - Positions on Conservative Issues 100 2009 Americans for Prosperity - Kansas Chapter - Positions on Conservative Issues 78 2008 Americans for Prosperity - Kansas Chapter - Positions on Conservative Issues 83% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Kansas Chapter - Positions on Conservative Issues 92% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Kansas Chapter - Positions 30% 2005 Americans for Prosperity - Kansas Chapter - Positions 56% 2004 Americans for Prosperity - Kansas Chapter - Positions 15%

Health and Health Care

2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 0% 2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 15% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 15% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100% 2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0% 2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 0% 2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 36% 2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 36% 2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0% 2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 0% 2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0% 2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 0% 2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50% 2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 23% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 23% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 3% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 3% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 3% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 3% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 3% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 3% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 29% 2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 18% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 16% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 5% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 30% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 9% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 16% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 5% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 5% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 72% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 16% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 72% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 17% 2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 16% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 69% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 23% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 3% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 3% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 3% 2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 10% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 43% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 74% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 16% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 7% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 20% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 86% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8% 2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 77% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 72% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 5% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 16% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0% 2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 30% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 11% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 90% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 83% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 17% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 14% 2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 80% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 80%

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