Jim Matheson's Special Interest Group Ratings

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Marriage, Family, and Children

2014 American Family Association - Positions 75% 2014 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80% 2014 FRC Action - Positions 75% 2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 33% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 43% 2013-2014 Family Policy Alliance - Positions (House Only) 100% 2013-2014 FRC Action - "Vote Scorecard of the 113th Congress" 88% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2013 Family Research Council - Positions (113th Congress, first session) 75% 2013 Population Connection - Positions (Sept. 2013) 33% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 75% 2012 FRC Action - "Vote Scorecard of the 112th Congress: Second Session" 83% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 40% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23% 2011 FRC Action - "Vote Scorecard of the 112th Congress: First Session" 30% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 33% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 58% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 60% 2009-2010 FRC Action - "Vote Scorecard of the 111th Congress" 37% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 54% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 27% 2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 67% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 40% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 35% 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 30% 2007-2008 FRC Action - "Vote Scorecard of the 110th Congress" 17% 2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100% 2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 41% 2007 League of Women Voters - Positions 50% 2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100% 2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 100% 2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 100% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 14% 2006 FRC Action - "Vote Scorecard of the 109th Congress: Second Session" 57% 2006 Population Connection - Positions 86% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 52% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 62% 2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 47% 2005 Family Research Council - Positions 38% 2005 Population Connection - Positions 100% 2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 61% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 58% 2004 Family Research Council - Positions 50% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 57% 2003-2004 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100% 2003-2004 Population Connection - Positions 86% 2003 American Family Association - Positions 100% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 55% 2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 61% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 38% 2003 Family Research Council - Positions 38% 2003 Population Action International - Positions 100% 2003 Population Connection - Positions 83% 2002 American Family Voices - Positions 56% 2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 42% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 27% 2002 Population Connection - Positions 78% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 34% 2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 40% 2001-2002 National Parent Teacher Association - Positions 100% 2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 50% 2001 Population Connection - Positions 70%

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