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William 'Bill' Owens

William 'Bill' Owens's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: William 'Bill' Owens
Current Office: U.S. House - District 21, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/2009
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 86%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 69%
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 96%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 16%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 77%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 66%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 57%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 70%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 91%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 63%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 90
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 83
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 79%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 25%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 37%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 56%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 66%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 60%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 70%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 75%
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 45%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 42%
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 60%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 69%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 60%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 50%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 60%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 75%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 62%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 25%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 60%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 85%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 23%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 43%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 60%

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