Representative Jim Cooper's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. House (TN) - District 5, Democratic
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Employment and Affirmative Action

2013-2014 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions (97th-113th Congresses) 83% 2013-2014 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 88% 2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0% 2013 Federally Employed Women - Positions 60% 2012 Federally Employed Women - Positions 80% 2011 Federally Employed Women - Positions 100% 2010 Federally Employed Women - Positions 40% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence (Feb 11, 2013) 100% 2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 50% 2009 Federally Employed Women - Positions 80% 2009 Women Employed - Positions 50% 2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 11% 2008 Latin America Working Group - Positions 25% 2007-2008 Federally Employed Women - Equality in Government Score 50 2007 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0% 2007 Federally Employed Women - Positions 70% 2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 66% 2005-2006 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Federally Employed Women - Positions 60% 2005-2006 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 100% 2004 Workplace Fairness - Positions 0% 2003-2004 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 62% 2003-2004 Federally Employed Women - Positions 60% 2003-2004 National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association - Positions 100% 2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 57% 2003 Business and Professional Women USA - Positions 43% 2003 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 87% 2003 Workplace Fairness - Positions 100%

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