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Bill Foster

Bill Foster's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

Full Name: Bill Foster
Current Office: U.S. House - District 11, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 11
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 18, 2014

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 12%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 21%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 21%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 13%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 13%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 46%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 54%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 52%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 84%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 81%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 15%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 79%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 16%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 85%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues F
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 49%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 94%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 70%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 6%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 15
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 27%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 11%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 34%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 13%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 94%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 65%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 88
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 50%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 85
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 20%

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