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John C. Carney, Jr.

John C. Carney, Jr.'s Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: John C. Carney, Jr.
Current Office: U.S. House - At-Large, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - At-Large
General Nov. 4, 2014

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 36%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 50%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 39%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 57%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 13%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 0%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 22
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 30
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 88%
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 - Lifetime Score 50%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 62%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 30%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 60%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 44%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 75
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 25%
2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 30
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 32%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 15%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 66%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 40%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 40%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 18%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 42%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 38%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 78%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 70%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 100%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 86%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 79%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 53%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 95%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 84%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 95%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 60%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 74%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 95%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 67%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 5%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 4%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 11%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 9%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 32%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 26%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 38%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 20
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 4%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 8%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 34%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 32%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 24%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 8%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 0%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 11%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 7%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 20%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 35%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 38%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 5%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 5%

Foreign Affairs

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 72%
2013-2014 Council for a Livable World - Positions (House) 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 26%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 72%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 13%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 54%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 58%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 53%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 67%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 68%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 42%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 75%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 50%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 40%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 64%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 38%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 34%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 67%

Health and Health Care

2014 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 0%
2014 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 67%
2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 0%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 100%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 100%
2013-2014 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 33%
2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 92%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100%
2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 25%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 64%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 67%
2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 75%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 100%
2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 21%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 13%
2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 25%
2011-2012 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 43%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 28%
2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 17%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Visa Lottery (Feb 11, 2013) 100%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border (Feb 11, 2013) 66%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence (Feb 11, 2013) 71%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Unnecessary Foreign Workers (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 54%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 54%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Chain Migration - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 100%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 25
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 87%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 86%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 71%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 79
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 86%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 88%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 88%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 85%
2011-2012 American Federation of Teachers - Positions 100%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 37%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 96%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 90%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 71%

Socially Conservative

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 11%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 11%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 32%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 32%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 33%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 33%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 8%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 8%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 11%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 11%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 7%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 7%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 20%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 20%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 32%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 32%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 5%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 10%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 5%

Socially Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 58%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 58%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 85%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 70%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 70%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 71%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 71%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 88%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 88%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 85%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 66%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 66%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 68%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 21%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 21%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 56%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 68%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 56%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 68%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 68%

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