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Nicola 'Niki' S. Tsongas

Nicola 'Niki' S. Tsongas's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Nicola 'Niki' S. Tsongas
Current Office: U.S. House - District 3, Democratic
First Elected: 10/16/2007
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 3
Primary Sept. 9, 2014

Health and Health Care

2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 0%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 100%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 67%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 100%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100%
2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 0%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 90%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 12%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 67%
2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 50%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 75%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2010 American Society for Radiation Oncology - U.S. House Score 100%
2010 National Association of Social Workers - House of Representatives Score 100%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 67%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 75%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 45%
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
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 66%
2008 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions 100%
2008 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2008 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 50%
2008 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - U.S. House Score 100%
2007-2008 American Hospital Association - Positions 29%
2007-2008 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
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 25%
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100
2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2007 Academy of General Dentistry - Positions (House Only) 100%
2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2007 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 100%
2007 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0%
2007 Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Positions 100
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 21%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%

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