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James 'Jim' David Matheson

James 'Jim' David Matheson's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: James 'Jim' David Matheson
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 33%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 85%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 40%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 75%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 75%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 88%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 66%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 92%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 75%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 75%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 60%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 42%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 79%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 40
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 100
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 71%
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 92%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 85%
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 90%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 85%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 75%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 75%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 81%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 85%
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 80%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88%
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 89%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 87%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 50%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 77%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 46%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 67%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 86%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 50%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 77%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 53%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 36%
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 67%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 60%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 80%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 57%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 44%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 83%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 78%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 76%
2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 75%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 66%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 75%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 50%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 44%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 58%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 47%
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 70
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 68%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 77%
2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 81%
2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 100
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 50%
2007 Consumer Alliance for Energy Security - Positions 100%
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 100%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 73%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 80%
2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 56%
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 70%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 86%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 56%
2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 50%
2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 87%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 80%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 83%
2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 90%
2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 79%
2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 88%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 86%
2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 90%
2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 82%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 31%
2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 81%
2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 35%
2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 64%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 77%
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 90%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 100%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 75%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 78%
2004 American Shareholders Association - Positions 60%
2004 Financial Executives International - Positions 100%
2004 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 67%
2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 62%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 71%
2004 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 87%
2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 57%
2004 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 86%
2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 57%
2003-2004 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 75%
2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 80%
2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 83%
2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 58%
2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 71%
2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 77%
2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 90%
2003-2004 National Education Association - Positions 90%
2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 77%
2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 75%
2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 67%
2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 77%
2003-2004 National School Boards Association - Positions 60%
2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 73%
2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 70%
2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 86%
2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 8%
2003-2004 School Nutrition Association - Positions 67%
2003-2004 United States Business and Industry Council - Positions 55%
2003 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 60%
2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 58%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 62%
2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 0%
2003 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2003 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 57%
2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 77%
2003 National School Boards Association - Positions 80%
2003 Population Connection - Positions 83%
2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 0%
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 79%
2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 70%
2003 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 71%
2002 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2002 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 67%
2002 Population Connection - Positions 78%
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 70%
2002 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 65%
2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 60%
2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter
2001-2002 American Association of University Women - Positions 91%
2001-2002 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 54%
2001-2002 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 36%
2001-2002 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 50%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 42%
2001-2002 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 52%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 92%
2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 47%
2001-2002 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36%
2001-2002 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 59%
2001-2002 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 47%
2001 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2001 American Shareholders Association - Positions 43%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2001 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 33%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 67%
2001 Population Connection - Positions 70%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 91%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 42%
2001 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 50%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 65%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 70%
1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 60%

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