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Andrew 'Andy' P. Harris

Andrew 'Andy' P. Harris's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Andrew 'Andy' P. Harris
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
Primary June 24, 2014

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 15%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 35%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 86%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 83%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 89%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 0
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 64
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 71%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 21%
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 92%
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 90%
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 66%
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 94%
2010 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Lifetime Score 89%
2010 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 100%
2010 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition - House of Delegates Score 100%
2009 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 90%
2009 Restaurant Association of Maryland - Positions 100%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2008 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 100%
2008 Restaurant Association of Maryland - Positions 100%
2007-2010 Maryland National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 88%
2007-2009 Restaurant Association of Maryland - Cumulative Score 100%
2007 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 100
2007 Restaurant Association of Maryland - Positions 100%
2006 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 82%
2005-2006 Maryland National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 78%
2004 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 64%
2003-2004 Maryland National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2003 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 100%
2002 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 90%
2001 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 90%
1998-2002 Maryland National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 93%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 93%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 90%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 90%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 83%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 83%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 83%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 86%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 74%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 86%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 88%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 82%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 88%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 90%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 92%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 75%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 81%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 91%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 91%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 91%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 83%
2012 Protect Marriage Maryland - Lifetime Score 100%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 86%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 83%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 83%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 98%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 98%
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 81%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 81%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 81%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 18%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 88%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
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 61%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 61%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 97%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 90%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 90%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 90%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 67%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 83%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 63%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 38%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 83%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 95%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 95%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 95%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 100%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 95%
2007-2010 Maryland Catholic Conference - Positions 50%
2005 Association of Maryland Families - Positions 71%
2005 Christian Coalition of Maryland - Positions 100%
2005 Maryland Catholic Conference - Positions 80%
2003-2006 Maryland Catholic Conference - Positions 64%
2003 Maryland Family Values Alliance - Positions 100%

Environment

2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 33%
2013 Environment America - Positions 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 15%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 5%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 7%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 6%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 0%
2011-2012 Clean Water Action - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 6%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 21%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 7%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 14%
2011 Environment America - Positions 12%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 9%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 9%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 0%
2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 23
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 10%
2010 Environment Maryland - Lifetime Score 13%
2010 Environment Maryland - Positions 13%
2009 Environment Maryland - Positions 42%
2009 Environment Maryland - Lifetime Score 13%
2009 Maryland League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 13%
2009 Maryland League of Conservation Voters - Positions 42%
2009 Maryland League of Conservation Voters - Committee Score 50%
2008 Environment Maryland - Positions on Environmental Conservation 7
2008 Maryland League of Conservation Voters - Positions on Environmental Conservation 7
2007 Environment Maryland - Positions on Environmental Conservation 18
2007 Maryland League of Conservation Voters - Positions 18
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2006 Environment Maryland - Positions 26%
2005-2006 Maryland League of Conservation Voters - Positions 5%
2003-2004 Maryland League of Conservation Voters - Positions 5%
2001-2002 Maryland League of Conservation Voters - Positions 7%
1999-2000 Maryland League of Conservation Voters - Positions 17%

Government Operations

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 88%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 82%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 0%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 75%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 83%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 83%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 78%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 78%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 97%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 83%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 83%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 11%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 95%
2010 Maryland Public Interest Research Group - Positions 29%
2010 Maryland Public Interest Research Group - Lifetime Score 24%
2008 Maryland Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 0
2007 Maryland Public Interest Research Group - Positions on Public Interest Advocacy 11
2006 Common Cause of Maryland - Positions 67%
2005 Common Cause of Maryland - Positions 75%
2005 Maryland Accountability Project - Positions 84%
2005 Maryland Public Interest Research Group - Positions 48%
2004 Maryland Accountability Project - Positions 80%
2004 Maryland Public Interest Research Group - Positions 13%
2003 Maryland Accountability Project - Positions 84%
2003 Maryland Public Interest Research Group - Positions 20%
2003 Texans for Lawsuit Reform - Positions 60%
2002 Maryland Public Interest Research Group - Positions 44%

Health and Health Care

2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 0%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 15%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 15%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 25%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 21%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 21%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
1998-2002 Smoke Free Maryland Coalition - Positions on Tobacco Use Prevention 0%

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 20%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 20%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 7%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 8%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 8%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 7%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 7%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 7%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 10%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 16%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 14%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 9%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 15%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
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 18%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 9%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 9%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 74%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 37%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 17%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 33%
2010 Progressive Maryland - Positions on Progressive Policy 23
2009 Progressive Maryland - Positions on Progressive Policy 3
2008 Progressive Maryland - Positions on Progressive Policy 15
2007 Progressive Maryland - Positions on Progressive Policy 44
2006 Progressive Maryland - Positions 27%
2005 Progressive Maryland - Positions 0%

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 83%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 20%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 7%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 7%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 8%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 3%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 74%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 16%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 13%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 91%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50%
2012 Protect Marriage Maryland - Lifetime Score 100%
2012 Protect Marriage Maryland - Lifetime Score 100%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 83%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 83%
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 81%
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 18%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 9%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 10%
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 11%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 61%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 90%
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 17%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 95%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 95%
2010 Progressive Maryland - Positions on Progressive Policy 23
2009 Progressive Maryland - Positions on Progressive Policy 3
2008 Progressive Maryland - Positions on Progressive Policy 15
2007-2010 Maryland Catholic Conference - Positions 50%
2007 Progressive Maryland - Positions on Progressive Policy 44
2006 Progressive Maryland - Positions 27%
2005 Association of Maryland Families - Positions 71%
2005 Christian Coalition of Maryland - Positions 100%
2005 Christian Coalition of Maryland - Positions 100%
2005 Christian Coalition of Maryland - Positions 100%
2005 Maryland Catholic Conference - Positions 80%
2005 Progressive Maryland - Positions 0%
2003-2006 Maryland Catholic Conference - Positions 64%
2003 Maryland Family Values Alliance - Positions 100%
2003 Texans for Lawsuit Reform - Positions 60%

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