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Alfonse 'Al' M. D'Amato

Alfonse 'Al' M. D'Amato's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Alfonse 'Al' M. D'Amato

Business and Consumers

1997-1998 American Association of University Women - Positions 33%
1997 American Association of University Women - Positions 20%
1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 80%
1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 62%
1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 29%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 50%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 50%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 50%
1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
1997 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 25%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 33%
1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 70%
1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 76%
1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 29%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1996 National Education Association - Positions 18%
1996 National Education Association - Positions 18%
1996 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 69%
1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 69%
1995-1996 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 70%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 14%
1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 72%
1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 24%
1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 17%
1995-1996 United States Student Association - Positions 45%
1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 86%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 14%
1994 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 30%
1993 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 43%

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