Alfonse 'Al' M. D'Amato's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Alfonse 'Al' M. D'Amato
Gender: Male
Family: Divorced; 4 Children
Birth Date: 08/01/1937
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
Home City: Island Park, NY
Religion: Roman Catholic
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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%

Conservative

1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 82% 1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 93% 1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 56% 1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 92% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 57% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 75% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 54% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 63% 1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 83% 1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 74% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75% 1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 93% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 60% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 60% 1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 57% 1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 78% 1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40% 1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40% 1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 85% 1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 92% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Environment Score 78% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 71% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Trade Score 100% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 31% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions on Agriculture 50% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 67% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Total Score 57% 1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 80% 1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50% 1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50% 1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 75%

Social

1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 82% 1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 82% 1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 93% 1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35% 1997 Bread for the World - Positions 40% 1997 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 73% 1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 92% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25% 1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 14% 1996 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 27% 1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 38% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60% 1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20% 1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20% 1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 74% 1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 74% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75% 1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 60% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 60% 1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40% 1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50% 1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 75% 1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 75%

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