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Paul D. Tonko's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 20, Democratic

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 50%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 33%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 36%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 34%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 80%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 25
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 20%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 74%
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%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 40
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 85%
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 - Positions 46%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 28%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 16%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 42%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 24%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 69
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 0%
2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 0
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 12%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 8%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 28%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 30%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 30%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 0%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 33%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 25%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 19%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 25%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 89%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 37%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 33%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 55%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33%
2006 Business Council of New York State, Incorporated - Positions C
2006 New York National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36%
2003-2004 New York National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50%
2001-2002 New York National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 42%
1999-2000 New York National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 70%
1997-1998 New York National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67%
1996 New York National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 62%

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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