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James 'Jim' David Matheson

James 'Jim' David Matheson's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

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

Foreign Affairs

2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 31%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 46%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 31%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 38%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 50%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 27%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 55%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 32%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 60%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 50%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 63%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 80%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 13%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 36%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 17%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 21%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 70%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B-
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 52%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 25%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 25%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 70%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 50%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 50%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -5%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 10%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 60%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 25%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 52%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 31%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 25%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues B
2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+
2008 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 52%
2008 Peace Action West - Positions 50%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score D
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B-
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 67%
2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 50%
2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 83%
2007-2008 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 22%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2007-2008 USA Engage - Positions on Trade and Engagement A
2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 0
2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 42%
2007 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 27%
2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 30%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2007 Peace Action West - Positions 27%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 33%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 57%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B+
2006 Latin America Working Group - Positions 30%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2006 Peace Action - Positions 36%
2006 Peace Action West - Positions 36%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2006 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 25%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 82%
2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 63%
2005-2006 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 67%
2005-2006 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -8
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A-
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 0%
2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 50%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2005 Peace Action - Positions 33%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 62%
2004 Center for International Policy - Positions 100%
2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2004 Latin America Working Group - Positions 43%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2004 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 100%
2004 Peace Action - Positions 60%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 87.5%
2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -6
2003-2004 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 60%
2003-2004 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
2003-2004 PeacePAC - Positions 91%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2003-2004 USA Engage - Positions 60%
2003-2004 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 75%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2003 Latin America Working Group - Positions 44%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 59%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 39%
2003 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0%
2003 Peace Action - Positions 78%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2002-2003 Citizens for Global Solutions - Positions 72%
2002 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 25%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35%
2002 Peace Action - Positions 60%
2001-2002 American Foreign Service Association - Positions 90%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Council for a Livable World - Positions 56%
2001-2002 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 43%
2001-2002 National Foreign Trade Council - Postions 50%
2001-2002 USA Engage - Positions 60%
2001 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2001 Peace Action - Positions 13%
2001 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 100%
1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 73%

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