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Michael A. Arcuri's Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 50%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 40%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 56%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 25%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 66%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 18%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 53%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 20%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 67%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 61%
2007-2008 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 58%
2007-2008 American Forest and Paper Association - Forest Products Advocacy Score 33%
2007-2008 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 75%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 20%
2007-2008 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 60
2007-2008 National Restaurant Association - Positions on Restaurant Advocacy 60
2007-2008 National Retail Federation - Positions Retail Industry Advocacy 40%
2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 72%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 70%
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 55%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 87%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 57%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 35%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 89%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 83%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -5%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 76%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 19%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 84%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90
2007-2008 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 73%
2007-2008 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 85%
2007-2008 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil and Human 100
2007-2008 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions on Civil Rights and Social Justice Issues 95%
2007-2008 National Organization for Women - Positions 100%
2007-2008 The Arc - Positions 57%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2007 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 83
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100
2007 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 93%
2007 League of Women Voters - Civil Liberties and Civil Rights Score 100%
2007 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 96%
2007 National Council of La Raza - Positions 100
2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 100%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur B
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 50%

Conservative

2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 8%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 13%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 22%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 38%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 48%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 33%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 21%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 30%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 20%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 15%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 16%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 7%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 27%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 9%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 15%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 42.2%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 18%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 11
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 18%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 30.8%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 44%

Foreign Affairs

2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 40%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B
2010 Latin America Working Group - Positions (House only) 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 56%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 38%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 25%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 25%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 60%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 50%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 50%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -5%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 20%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 10%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 42%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 46%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues B-
2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score A
2008 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 52%
2008 Peace Action West - Positions 60%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score F
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 33%
2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 75%
2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 33%
2007-2008 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 77%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -4
2007-2008 USA Engage - Positions on Trade and Engagement C
2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 0
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 85%
2007 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 91%
2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 63%
2007 Peace Action West - Positions 82%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur B
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 83%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 50%

Health and Health Care

2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 60%
2010 American Society for Radiation Oncology - U.S. House Score 100%
2010 National Association of Social Workers - House of Representatives Score 0%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 67%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 75%
2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 16%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 40%
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 78%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 100%
2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 88%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 50%
2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 40%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2008 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - U.S. House Score 66%
2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 71%
2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100
2007-2008 The American Geriatrics Society - Elderly Health Advocacy Score B+
2007 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions (House Only) 100%
2007 Alliance For Headache Disorders Advocacy - Positions 0%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2007 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 100%
2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 60%
2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 50
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 87%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 75%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 80%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2010 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 89%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 87%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 44%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 63%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 68%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 92%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 86%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 93%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 89%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 83%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 80%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 80%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 50%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 97%
2008 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2008 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100%
2008 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 0%
2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100%
2008 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 60
2008 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 100%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 12%
2007-2008 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 100
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2007 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 96%
2007 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2007 Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers - Positions 100%
2007 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 9%
2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 83%
2007 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 100
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2007 United Auto Workers - Positions 100%
2007 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 84
2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 100
1997-2008 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Lifetime Score 72%

Natural Resources and Energy

2007-2008 The National Mining Association - Positions 33%

Religion

2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 60%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 11%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 21%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 12%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 30%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 15%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 20%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 15%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 33%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues B
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 18%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 68
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0

Socially Conservative

2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 22%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 22%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 11%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 11%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 33%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 33%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 21%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 21%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 12%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 12%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 16%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 16%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 30%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 30%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 20%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 20%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 15%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 15%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 27%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 27%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 9%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 9%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 29%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 29%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 15%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 15%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 42%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 11
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 11
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 18%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 18%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 36%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 36%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 6%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 6%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0

Socially Liberal

2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 44%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 44%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 22
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 22
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 34%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 34%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 54%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 54%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 57%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 80%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 57%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 80%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 55%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 55%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 63%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 63%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 68
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 68
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0%

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