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William 'Mac' M. Thornberry

William 'Mac' M. Thornberry's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Foreign Affairs

Full Name: William 'Mac' M. Thornberry
Current Office: U.S. House - District 13, Republican
First Elected: 11/08/1994
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 13
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014

Foreign Affairs

2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 3%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 10%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 60%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 3%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 38%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 33%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 28%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 4%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 8%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 50%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 63%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 27%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 17%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 4%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D-
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 88%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 13%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 13%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 0%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -5%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 60%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 20%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 17%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 75%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 8%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 25%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2008 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions on Armenian American Issues F
2008 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D
2008 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 89%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 8%
2008 Peace Action West - Positions 0%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score D
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D-
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007-2008 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2007-2008 USA Engage - Positions on Trade and Engagement B
2007-2008 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions +1
2007 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D
2007 Council for a Livable World - Positions 7%
2007 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 9%
2007 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2007 Peace Action West - Positions 0%
2007 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 0
2007 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur C
2007 Voices for Creative Nonviolence - Iraq-Afghanistan Supplemental Spending Score 17%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 66
2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D+
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 73%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 17%
2006 Peace Action - Positions 0%
2006 Peace Action West - Positions 0%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur D
2006 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 75%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 94%
2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 67%
2005-2006 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005-2006 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score D+
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 0%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 27%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 71%
2005 Peace Action - Positions 25%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 8%
2004 Center for International Policy - Positions 0%
2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2004 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 25%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 68%
2004 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 67%
2004 Peace Action - Positions 0%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -6
2003-2004 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 90%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2003-2004 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2003-2004 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
2003-2004 PeacePAC - Positions 18%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003-2004 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -2
2003-2004 USA Engage - Positions 60%
2003-2004 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 63%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 11%
2003 Latin America Working Group - Positions 0%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 80%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 11%
2003 Nuclear Age Peace Foundation - Positions 0%
2003 Peace Action - Positions 11%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 0
2002-2003 Citizens for Global Solutions - Positions 12%
2002 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 75%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2002 Peace Action - Positions 0%
2001-2002 American Foreign Service Association - Positions 71%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
2001-2002 Council for a Livable World - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Foreign Trade Council - Postions 83%
2001-2002 USA Engage - Positions 80%
2001 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 14%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 87%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 4%
2001 Peace Action - Positions 0%
2001 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 100%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 27%
2000 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 12%
2000 Peace Action - Positions 10%
1999-2000 PeacePAC - Positions 14%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 36%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 60%
1999 Peace Action - Positions 18%
1998-2002 Center for Security Policy - Positions 80%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1998 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 10%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 75%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 19%
1998 Peace Action - Positions 0%
1997-1998 PeacePAC - Positions 13%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Center for Security Policy - Positions 80%
1997 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 20%
1997 Peace Action - Positions 0%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 0%
1996 Center for Security Policy - Positions 86%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 65%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 30%
1996 Peace Action - Positions 10%
1996 PeacePAC - Positions 10%
1995-1996 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Peace and Justice Score 7%
1995 Peace Action - Positions 0%

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