Representative Paul J. Cook's Special Interest Group Ratings

Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 8, Republican
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Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 75% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 81% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 82% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 80% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 100% 2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100% 2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 83 2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 96% 2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 88% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 100% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 100% 2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 80 2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 80 2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 84% 2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 92% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 92% 2012 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100% 2012 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 92% 2012 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2012 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 10% 2012 Consumer Federation of California - Positions on Consumer Issues 0% 2011 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100% 2011 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 91% 2011 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2011 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 8% 2011 Consumer Federation of California - Lifetime Score 12% 2010 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94% 2010 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions 91% 2010 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 0% 2009 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100% 2009 California National Federation of Independent Business - State Assembly Score 100% 2009 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions 14% 2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 20% 2008 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100% 2008 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 91 2008 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 21% 2007-2008 California National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2007 California Chamber of Commerce - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100 2007 California Manufacturers and Technology Association - Positions on Manufacturers Advocacy 100 2007 California Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 20 2007 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 10% 2005-2010 Consumer Federation of California - Cumulative Score 15% 2005-2009 Consumer Federation of California - Positions 18%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 7% 2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 10% 2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33% 2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 59% 2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 0% 2014 Liberty for All - Positions 38% 2014 Liberty Guard - Positions 25% 2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 36% 2014 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 59% 2014 Stand Against Spying - Positions 25% 2013-2014 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 15% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57% 2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 23% 2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 33% 2011 California Communities United Institute - Positions 38 2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Overall Score 62% 2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Civil Liberties Score 36% 2011 Republican Liberty Caucus of California - Economic Liberties Score 70% 2010 California Communities United Institute - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Score 23% 2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on AIDS Policy 0% 2010 California Communities United Institute - Positions on Economic Justice 58% 2010 California Communities United Institute - Minority Issues Score 10% 2010 California Communities United Institute - Women's Issues Score 63% 2010 California Communities United Institute - Overall Score 41% 2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Civil Rights 50% 2009 Applied Research Center - Health Equity Score 0% 2009 Applied Research Center - Leadership Score 0% 2009 Applied Research Center - Housing and Economics Score 25% 2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0% 2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 0% 2009 Applied Research Center - Overall Score 26% 2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Education Equity 67% 2009 Applied Research Center - Positions on Criminal Justice 33% 2008 Equality California - Positions 0% 2007 Applied Research Center - Positions on Racial Justice 14 2007 Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality - Positions on Civil Rights & Equality 31 2007 California Communities United Institute - Positions 38 2007 California Communities United Institute - LGBTI - LGBTI Rights Score 19 2007 Equality California - Positions on LGBT Rights 10 2007 Lambda Letters Project - Economic Policy Score 30 2007 Lambda Letters Project - Minority Rights Policy Score 63 2007 Lambda Letters Project - Women's Issues Score 29

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 80% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 75% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 80% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 75% 2014 Conservative Review - Positions 61 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 62% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 55% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 55% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 57% 2013-2014 Faith and Freedom Coalition - Positions 91 2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 53% 2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 72% 2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 72% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 68% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 63% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 60% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 55 2012 American Conservative Union (California State Legislature) - Positions 90% 2012 California Republican Assembly - Positions 96% 2011 California Republican Assembly - Positions 75% 2010 California Republican Assembly - Positions 69% 2009 California Republican Assembly - Positions 75% 2008 California Republican Assembly - Positions 79% 2007 California Republican Assembly - Positions on Republican Principles 85

Environment

2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 33% 2013 Environment America - Positions 0% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 23% 2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 4% 2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 4% 2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0% 2012 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 8% 2012 Clean Water Action California - Positions 40% 2011-2012 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 73% 2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 12% 2011 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 10% 2011 Sierra Club California - Positions 9% 2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 10% 2010 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 5% 2010 Sierra Club California - Positions 10% 2009-2010 Clean Water Action California - Positions 20% 2009 Applied Research Center - Green Equity Score 0% 2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions 14% 2009 California League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 11% 2009 Environment California - Positions 8% 2009 Sierra Club California - Positions 0% 2008 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 14 2008 Sierra Club California - Positions 10% 2007-2008 California Park and Recreation Society - Positions 50% 2007 California League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 5 2007 Sierra Club California - Positions on Environmental Conservation 0

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