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Suzanne Bonamici

Suzanne Bonamici's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Suzanne Bonamici
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Democratic, Independent
First Elected: 01/31/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
Primary May 20, 2014

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 79%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 15%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 80%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 27%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 36%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 100
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 67
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 60%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 0%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 33%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 67%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 13%
2011 American Federation of Teachers-Oregon - Positions 86%
2011 American Federation of Teachers-Oregon - Positions 86%
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%
2009 American Federation of Teachers-Oregon - Positions 100%
2009 American Federation of Teachers-Oregon - Positions 100%
2007 American Federation of Teachers-Oregon - Positions on Teaching Profession Issues 100
2007 American Federation of Teachers-Oregon - Positions on Teaching Profession Issues 100

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 12%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 12%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
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 FreedomWorks - Positions 29%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 10%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 6%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 19%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 14%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 10%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 0%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 17%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 19%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 25%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 19%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 8%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 19%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 18%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 24%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 24%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 7%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 14%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 14%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 7%
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 Heritage Action for America - Positions 15%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 56%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 67%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 67%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 93%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 91%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 91%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 96%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 93%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 96%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 96%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 96%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 93%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 80%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 90%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 82%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 78%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 74%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 89%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 56%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 2%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 14%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 14%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 2%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 67%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 96%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 91%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 93%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 96%
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 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 71%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 93%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 73%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 19%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 24%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 24%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - 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 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 56%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 14%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 2%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 Oregon Stand for Children - Positions 86%
2009 Oregon Stand for Children - Positions 100%
2007 Oregon Stand for Children - Positions on Education Funding and Policy 100%

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