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Rick Berg

Rick Berg's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Rick Berg

Business and Consumers

2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 60%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 100%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 10
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 85
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 36%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2009 Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce - Positions 86%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2007-2008 North Dakota National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 83
2007 Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2005 Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2005 North Dakota National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80%
2003-2004 North Dakota National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 90%
2003 Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce - Positions 88%
2001 Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce - Positions 86%
2001 North Dakota National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 88%
1999 North Dakota National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 89%
1997-1998 North Dakota National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%

Conservative

2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 84%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 84%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 30%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 70%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 63%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 66%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 59%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 68%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 62%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 77%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 77%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 77%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 77%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 57%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 57%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 57%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 15%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 84%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 63%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 63%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 66%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 62%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 62%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 62%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 83%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 57%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 68%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 70%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 71%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 54%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 75%

Labor Unions

2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 19%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 8%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 11%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 4%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 0%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2009 North Dakota AFL-CIO - Positions 33%
2009 North Dakota Public Employees Association - Positions 30%
2009 North Dakota Public Employees Association - Lifetime Score 39%
2007 North Dakota AFL-CIO - Positions 23%
2007 North Dakota Farmers Union - Positions 60%
2007 North Dakota Public Employees Association - Positions on Workplace Rights 80
2005 North Dakota AFL-CIO - Positions 27%
2005 North Dakota Farmers Union - Positions 61%
2005 North Dakota Public Employees Association - Positions 36%
2003 North Dakota AFL-CIO - Positions 38%
2003 North Dakota Public Employees Association - Positions 45%
2001 North Dakota AFL-CIO - Positions 40%
1999 North Dakota AFL-CIO - Positions 15%
1999 North Dakota Public Employees Association - Positions 33%

Social

2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 7%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 70%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 57%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 74%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 15%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 5%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 63%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 62%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 83%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 17%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 14%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2009 Children's Defense Fund - North Dakota - Positions 67%
2005 North Dakota People - Positions on Responsible Government 15
2005 North Dakota Progressive Coalition - Liberal on Social Policy Score 15%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Project Vote Smart displays all known interest group ratings for each candidate and official, regardless of issue or bias.

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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