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Suzanne Bonamici's Ratings and Endorsements

Office: U.S. House (OR) - District 1, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1

Business and Consumers

2015-2016 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2015-2016 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 8
2015 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions (Lifetime) 36%
2015 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 29%
2015 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions (Cumulative) 37%
2015 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 55%
2014 Gun Owners of America - Positions 10%
2014 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions (Cumulative) 36%
2014 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 43%
2013-2014 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 80%
2013-2014 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 16%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 47%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 36%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 71%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 0%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 16
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 12%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 70%
2013-2014 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions (113th Congress) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Lifetime Score: Legal Reform (House Only) 13%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Legal Reform (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 30%
2013-2014 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 15%
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 20%
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 16%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 79%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 31%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 35%
2012-2013 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 20%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 15%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 80%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 36%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 27%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67
2011-2012 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 0%
2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 0
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association - Positions 67%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 13%
2011 Associated Oregon Industries - Positions 67%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 0%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 0%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Oregon National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 17%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2015 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 100%
2015 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2015 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
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 Liberty for All - Positions 49%
2014 Liberty Guard - Positions 25%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 93%
2014 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 100%
2014 Stand Against Spying - Positions 100%
2013-2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 94%
2013-2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2013 EarthRights International - Positions 50%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 71%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 68%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 17%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2012 Drum Major Institute - Positions 100%
2012 EarthRights International - Corporate Accountability Coalition Positions 33%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 73%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 100%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 60%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 30%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon - Positions 50%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon - Positions 100%
2009 American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon - Positions 100%
2008 American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon - Positions on Civil Rights Issues 100
2007 American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon - Positions on Civil Rights Issues 88
2005-2012 National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund - Positions 100%

Conservative

2015 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 7%
2015 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 15
2014 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Scores 5%
2014 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 11%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 12%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Conservative Review - Positions 12
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 8%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 29%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Faith and Freedom Coalition - Positions 9
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 22
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 30%
2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 30%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 6%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 10%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 19%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 6%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 0%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 8%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 19%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 18%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 24%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 7%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 14%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 15%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 2%

Environment

2015 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 100%
2015 Environment America - Positions 100%
2015 Food Policy Action - Positions 92%
2015 Western Organization of Resource Councils - Positions 100%
2014 Environment America - Positions 100%
2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2014 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 97%
2013-2014 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 16%
2013-2014 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013-2014 League of Conservation Voters - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 97%
2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 83%
2013 EarthRights International - Positions 50%
2013 Environment America - Positions 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 96%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 97%
2012 EarthRights International - Corporate Accountability Coalition Positions 33%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 97%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 97%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 100%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 97%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV) - Positions 100%
2009 Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV) - Positions 95%
2007 Oregon League of Conservation Voters (OLCV) - Positions on Environmental Conservation 100

Foreign Affairs

2015 Council for a Livable World - Positions 100%
2015 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 91%
2013-2014 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 50%
2013-2014 Council for a Livable World - Positions (House) 100%
2013-2014 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions 89%
2013-2014 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 60%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 71%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 6%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy 90%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 91%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 9%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 38%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 73%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 89%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 86%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 100%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 38%
2011-2012 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 60%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 0%

Immigration

2015-2016 NumbersUSA - Positions [7/22] 0%
2015 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0%
2015 National Iranian American Council - Positions 100%
2015 NumbersUSA - Positions 0%
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 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 100%
2014 NumbersUSA - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 43%
2013-2014 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 50%
2013-2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions 100%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Immigration Reform 100%
2013-2014 National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - Positions on Economic Empowerment 100%
2013-2014 National Iranian American Council - Positions 50%
2013-2014 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 100%
2013 NumbersUSA - Positions 0%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 9%
2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 0%
2011-2012 NumbersUSA - Positions 7%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 5%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA - Positions - Reduce Unnecessary Foreign Workers (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA - Positions - Reduce Amnesty Enticements (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
1989-2016 NumbersUSA - Lifetime Scores [7/22] 19%
1989-2015 NumbersUSA - Lifetime Scores 19%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 0%

Labor Unions

2015 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 94%
2015 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 69%
2015 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 86%
2014 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2014 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2014 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 96%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 100%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 7%
2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 95%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Scores 95%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 95%
2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 85%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 95
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 95%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 95%
2012 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2012 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 94%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011-2012 American Federation of Teachers - Positions 100%
2011-2012 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of Teachers-Oregon - Positions 86%
2011 Oregon AFL-CIO - Positions 100%
2011 Oregon AFSCME Council 75 - Positions 93%
2009 American Federation of Teachers-Oregon - Positions 100%
2007 American Federation of Teachers-Oregon - Positions on Teaching Profession Issues 100

Religion

2015-2016 Bill Stamp - Positions 85%
2015 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2015 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2015 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 15
2014 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2014 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 100%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67%
2014 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2014 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 88%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 29%
2013-2014 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013-2014 CitizenLink - Positions (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 Muslim Public Affairs Council - Positions 43%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 30%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Family Research Council - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 71%
2013 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 95%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 17%
2013 Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Positions 66%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 73%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 24%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2005-2012 National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund - Positions 100%

Socially Conservative

2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 15
2015 The John Birch Society - Positions 15
2014 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2014 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 8%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 8%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 29%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 29%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
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%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 30%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 30%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 37%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 68%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 68%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 37%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
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) 19%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 19%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 24%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 24%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 15%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 15%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%

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