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Donald 'Don' M. Payne, Jr.'s Ratings and Endorsements

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 40%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 40%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 100%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions 18
2013-2014 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 22%
2013-2014 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (Interim Mid-Year) 76%
2013-2014 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions (113th Congress) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Legal Reform (House Only) 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Lifetime Score: Legal Reform (House Only) 14%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 30
2013-2014 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 16%
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 16%
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 20
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 83%
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 46%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 42%
2012-2013 Metals Service Center Institute - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 21%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 50%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 43
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 0%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 18%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 8, 2014) 83%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 80%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 85%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 94%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100%
2014 Liberty for All - Positions 44%
2014 Liberty Guard - Positions 0%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 100%
2014 National Council of La Raza - Positions (Preliminary) 94%
2014 Stand Against Spying - Positions 25%
2013-2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2013 EarthRights International - Positions 38%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 79%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 100%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 63%
2013 Venn Institute - Scorecard for International Religious Freedom 0%
2012 EarthRights International - Corporate Accountability Coalition Positions 14%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 88%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 35%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 100%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 0%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 18%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 11%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 6%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 9%
2014 Conservative Review - Positions 11
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 17%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 22%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 26%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 26%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Faith and Freedom Coalition - Positions 0
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 11
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 29%
2013-2014 The New American - Positions (captured September 2, 2014) 28%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 8%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 18%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 16%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 26
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 10%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%

Labor Unions

2014 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 100%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 7%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 0
2013 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 95%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 95%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 95%
2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2013 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 100%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 85%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 99%
2012 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 99%
2012 National Farmers Union - Positions 78%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 99%

Socially Conservative

2014 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2014 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 17%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (113th Congress) 17%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 22%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 22%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 26%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 26%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 26%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 26%
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%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 29%
2013-2014 The John Birch Society - Positions (113th Congress, full session) 29%
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 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 24%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 24%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 11%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 63%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 37%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Liberty Index 37%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Personal Liberties 63%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 11%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%

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