Secretary John Forbes Kerry's Special Interest Group Ratings

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Full Name: John Forbes Kerry
Current Office: U.S. Secretary of State, Democratic
First Appointed: 01/29/2013
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Teresa Heinz; 2 Children: Alexandra, Vanessa; 3 Stepchildren: John, Andre, Christopher
Birth Date: 12/11/1943
Birth Place: Aurora, CO
Home City: Boston, MA
Religion: Roman Catholic
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Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 41% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 33% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 19% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 50% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 100% 2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 48% 2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 77% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 38% 2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38% 2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 78 2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (Senate) 0% 2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 64% 2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36% 2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 75% 2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 66% 2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 50% 2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 45% 2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 44% 2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 71% 2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 100% 2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 50% 2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75% 2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 64% 2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40% 2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 27% 2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 80% 2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 30% 2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0% 2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 21% 2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 15% 2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 9% 2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 22% 2009-2010 National Small Business Association - Positions (Senate Only) 50% 2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 60% 2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 4% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 3% 2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50% 2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33% 2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7% 2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 38% 2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63% 2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 56% 2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 50% 2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 20% 2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 66% 2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 7% 2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 23% 2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 50 2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 57 2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 40% 2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 50% 2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 80% 2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 60% 2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 13% 2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50% 2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50% 2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 10% 2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 52% 2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 86% 2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 55% 2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 86% 2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 33% 2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 50% 2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 25% 2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 12% 2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 33% 2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 25% 2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 0% 2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 25% 2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 20% 2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 92% 2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 11% 2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 0% 2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 16% 2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 9% 2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33% 2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 27% 2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 40% 2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 40% 2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 0% 2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0% 2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 50% 2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0% 2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 0% 2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 0% 2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 0% 2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 0% 2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 0% 2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 0% 2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 0% 2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 18% 2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0% 2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0% 2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 0% 2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 0% 2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 0% 2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 27% 2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 0% 2003 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95% 2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 41% 2002 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 55% 2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95% 2001-2002 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 12% 2001-2002 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 0% 2001-2002 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 5% 2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 0% 2001-2002 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 7% 2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 38% 2001-2002 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25% 2001-2002 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 0% 2001-2002 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 85% 2001-2002 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 7% 2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 17% 2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 50% 2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0% 2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38% 2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 94% 2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0% 2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7% 2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 100% 2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0% 2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 53% 1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 70% 1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 60% 1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 16% 1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 83% 1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 87% 1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0% 1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0% 1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 75% 1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 53% 1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 92% 1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 14% 1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 80% 1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 25% 1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50% 1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29% 1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 92% 1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 92% 1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 20% 1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 10% 1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 86% 1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40% 1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 88% 1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50% 1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 5% 1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 86% 1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 31% 1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0% 1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 34% 1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 90% 1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 94% 1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%

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