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Max Baucus's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 28%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 67%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 56%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 72%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 47%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 100
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 50%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 91%
2013-2014 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions (113th Congress) 75%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Other (Senate Only) 100%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 25%
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 50%
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 60%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 80%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 75%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 33%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 46%
2012-2013 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 100%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 52%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 77%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 46%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 63%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 89
2011-2012 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 11%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (Senate) 0%
2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 50
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 69%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 45%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor (Senate) 0%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 75%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 66%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 45%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 55%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 57%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 50%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 50%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
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 40%
2009-2010 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 28%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 28%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 23%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 11%
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 23%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 25%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 57%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 7%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 45%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 75%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 60%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 50%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 50%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 7%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 23%
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 73
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 28
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 Association - Positions 70%
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 26%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 55%
2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 44%
2006 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 100%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 82%
2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 55%
2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 70%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 55%
2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 60%
2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 75%
2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 56%
2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 67%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 38%
2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 38%
2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 33%
2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 60%
2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association - Positions 40%
2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 62%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 55%
2005 International Sleep Products Association - Positions 50%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 52%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 40%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 45%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 71%
2004 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 80%
2004 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 64%
2004 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 60%
2004 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 71%
2004 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 60%
2003-2004 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 63%
2003-2004 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 40%
2003-2004 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 71%
2003-2004 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 47%
2003-2004 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 59%
2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 33%
2003-2004 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 17%
2003-2004 National Restaurant Association - Positions 29%
2003-2004 National Retail Federation - Positions 50%
2003-2004 National Small Business Association - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association - Positions 33%
2003-2004 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 41%
2003 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 33%
2003 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 47%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 51%
2003 National Association of Government Contractors - Positions 0%
2003 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%
2003 National Retail Federation - Positions 50%
2003 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 36%
2003 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 74%
2003 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 67%
2002 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 90%
2002 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 70%
2002 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 55%
2001-2002 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 67%
2001-2002 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 66%
2001-2002 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 47%
2001-2002 National Association for the Self-Employed - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 50%
2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 79%
2001-2002 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 75%
2001-2002 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association - Positions 75%
2001-2002 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 62%
2001-2002 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 53%
2001 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 67%
2001 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 80%
2001 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 33%
2001 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 71%
2001 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 83%
2000 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 14%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 15%
2000 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 80%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0%
2000 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 46%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 67%
1999-2004 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 60%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 25%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 75%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 73%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 20%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 11%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 58%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 59%
1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 77%
1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 43%
1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 70%
1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 30%
1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 56%
1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 57%
1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 75%
1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 77%
1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 60%
1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 38%
1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 71%
1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80%
1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 75%
1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 70%
1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 19%
1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 71%
1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 46%
1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 20%
1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 41%
1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 76%
1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 72%
1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 29%

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