Representative Derek Kilmer's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. House (WA) - District 6, Democratic
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Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 75% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 45% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 45% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 20% 2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100% 2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 33% 2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 33 2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 35% 2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 78% 2013-2014 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions (113th Congress) 10% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Lifetime Score: Legal Reform (House Only) 42% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Legal Reform (House Only) 0% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 50% 2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 50 2013-2014 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 32% 2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 33% 2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 30 2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 89% 2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 16% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 69% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 69% 2012 Association of Washington Business - Positions 73% 2011-2012 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 30% 2011 Association of Washington Business - Positions 57% 2010 Association of Washington Business - Lifetime Score 51% 2010 Association of Washington Business - Positions 67% 2009-2010 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50% 2009 Association of Washington Business - Positions 58% 2008 Association of Washington Business - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 30 2007-2008 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 38 2007 Association of Washington Business - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 48 2007 Building Industry Association of Washington - Housing Industry Advocacy Score 50 2006 Association of Washington Business - Positions 52% 2005-2006 Washington National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 69% 2005 Association of Washington Business - Positions 50% 2005 Building Industry Association of Washington - Positions 17%

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 100% 2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 20% 2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 20 2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 84% 2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 90% 2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 90% 2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100% 2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100% 2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 78% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0% 2012 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Scores 80% 2012 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2011 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Postions 55% 2011 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Scores 77% 2010 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Lifetime Score 83% 2010 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Positions 50% 2008 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 100 2007 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Positions on Workplace Rights 90 2006 Washington Public Employees Association - Positions 100% 2006 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Positions 100% 2005 Washington Public Employees Association - Positions 100% 2005 Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO - Positions 87%

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