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James 'Jim' David Matheson

James 'Jim' David Matheson's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Health and Health Care

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

Health and Health Care

2014 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 100%
2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 100%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 38%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 57%
2013-2014 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 33%
2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 63%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 85%
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) 58%
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) 67%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 71%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 50%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 67%
2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 62%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 28%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 40%
2010 American Society for Radiation Oncology - U.S. House Score 100%
2010 National Association of Social Workers - House of Representatives Score 0%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 71%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 33%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 75%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 50%
2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 50%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance %
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 50%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 56%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 0%
2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 88%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 66%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 50%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 33%
2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 78%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 40%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 63%
2008 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - U.S. House Score 66%
2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 71%
2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 80%
2007-2008 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 75
2007-2008 The American Geriatrics Society - Elderly Health Advocacy Score B-
2007 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions (House Only) 100%
2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 50%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 91%
2007 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 100%
2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 60%
2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 50
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2006 American Public Health Association - Positions 60%
2006 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 40
2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 50%
2005-2006 AIDS United - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 100%
2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 29%
2005-2006 American Nurses Association - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 88%
2005-2006 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 78%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 55%
2005-2006 National Rural Health Association - Positions 50%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 88%
2005 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 100%
2005 The American College of Physicians - Positions 100%
2004 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 100%
2004 American Public Health Association - Positions 78%
2004 Citizens for Health - Whole Person Health Rating - Whole Person Health Score 50%
2003-2004 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 55%
2003-2004 National Rural Health Association - Positions 100%
2003 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 100%
2003 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 100%
2003 American Public Health Association - Positions 56%
2003 American Society of Anesthesiologists - Positions 100%
2003 Global AIDS Alliance - Positions 100%
2002 American College of Emergency Physicians - Positions 50%
2002 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 0%
2002 American Public Health Association - Positions 67%
2002 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association - Positions 33%
2001-2002 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 62%
2001-2002 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 80%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 31%
2001 AIDS United - Positions 100%
2001 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions 75%
2001 American Medical Association - Positions 100%
2001 American Public Health Association - Positions 88%
2001 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 40%
2001 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 50%
2001 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Positions 0%
1999-2002 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 71%
1995-2004 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 63%
1995-2003 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 50%

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