Representative Suzanne Bonamici's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

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
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Michael; 2 Children: Andrew, Sara
Birth Date: 10/14/1954
Birth Place: Detroit, MI
Home City: Vista Hills, OR
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Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100% 2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 36% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 0% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 47% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 71% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 100% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0% 2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 33% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 0% 2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0% 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 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 0% 2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 35% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 31% 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

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 92% 2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 90% 2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67% 2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100% 2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 93% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 71% 2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 73% 2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 60% 2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 100% 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

Conservative

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 - Lifetime Score 12% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 11% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10% 2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 0 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% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 29% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 29% 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 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 6% 2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 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 on Economic Policy 19% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 10% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 6% 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 - Ratings of Congress 0% 2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 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 (Social) 19% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 8% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 19% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 25% 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 - Positions 14% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 7% 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 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%

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 0% 2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 43% 2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 9% 2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 0% 2011-2012 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 7% 2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 5% 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) 0% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Amnesty Enticements (Feb 11, 2013) 0% 2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards (Feb 11, 2013) 0% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - 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 Jobs and Presence - 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 Chain Migration - Career (Feb 11, 2013) % 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 0% 1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %

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 - Lifetime Score 96% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 96% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 96% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 96% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 93% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 91% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 91% 2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 90% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 80% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 93% 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 (Foreign) 89% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 74% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 82% 2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 78% 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 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%

Social

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 67% 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% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 35% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 29% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 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 - Liberal on Social Policy 93% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 0% 2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 95% 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 - Liberal Action Score 14% 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 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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