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Jason Chaffetz

Jason Chaffetz's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Jason Chaffetz
Current Office: U.S. House - District 3, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 3
General Nov. 4, 2014
Ben Mates
(Running)
Unaffiliated
Zack Strong
(Running)
Independent American
Stephen Tryon
(Running)
Unaffiliated
Brian Wonnacott
(Running)
Democratic

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 0%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 20%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 90%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 65%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 91%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 8%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 11%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 81%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 93%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 0%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 84%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 84%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 16%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 92%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 93%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 93%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 81%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 98%

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Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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