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David 'Dave' W. Loebsack

David 'Dave' W. Loebsack's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: David 'Dave' W. Loebsack
Current Office: U.S. House - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 86%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 93%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 53%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 50%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 25%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 80%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 45%
2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 33%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 77%
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 88%
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 41%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 31%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 32%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 60%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 80%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 58%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 43%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 100
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 77
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 64%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 25%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 37%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 83%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 20%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 46%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 0%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 47%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 60%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 40%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 75%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 36%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 14%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 41%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 25%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 82%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 37%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 33%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 29%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 25%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 55%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 93%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 0%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 78%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 100%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 20%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 36%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 14%
2008 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 20%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 56%
2008 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 57%
2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 90%
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 Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 12%
2007-2008 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 20%
2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 70%
2007-2008 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 21%
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007-2008 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
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 69%
2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 66%
2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2007 American Association of University Women - Positions 100
2007 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 0%
2007 Consumer Alliance for Energy Security - Positions 0%
2007 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 62%
2007 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 100%
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues A
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 94%
2007 TechAmerica - Positions 75%
2007 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 0%
2007 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 58%

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