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William 'Bill' Owens

William 'Bill' Owens's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: William 'Bill' Owens
Current Office: U.S. House - District 21, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/2009
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Business and Consumers

2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 72%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 64%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 18%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 67%
2013-2014 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 0%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 50%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 50%
2013-2014 National Small Business Association - Positions 30
2013-2014 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 40
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 96%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 43%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 16%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 77%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 66%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 57%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 70%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 63%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 91%
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 83
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 25%
2011-2012 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 60
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 56%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 66%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 60%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 70%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 45%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 42%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 41%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 60%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 69%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 75%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 50%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 60%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 62%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 25%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 60%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 23%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 50%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 43%

Campaign Finance and Elections

2009-2010 Arab American Institute - Positions 25%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 30%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 35%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 94%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 100%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 86%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 77%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 29%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 75%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 75%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 92%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 90%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 74%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 71%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 67%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 53%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 12%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 86%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 83%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 5%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 0%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 60%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 12%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 12%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 22%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 38%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 19%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 16%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 38%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 45%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 45%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 45%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 30
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 20%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 36%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 41%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 40%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 45%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 21%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 16%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 14%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 15%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 35%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 40%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 22%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 11%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 11%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 18%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 21%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 56%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 20%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 14%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 14%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 9%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 14%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 14%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 50%

Fiscally Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 10%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 8%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 12%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 12%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 25
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 19%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 19%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 5%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 42%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 34%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 16%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 56%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 35%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 40%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 23%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 11%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 45%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 55%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 15%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 12%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 44%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%

Foreign Affairs

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 34%
2013-2014 Council for a Livable World - Positions (House) 50%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 45%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 34%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 75%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 59%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 39%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 92%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 40%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 67%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 63%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 70%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 64%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 21%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 40%
2010 Latin America Working Group - Positions (House only) 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 44%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 25%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 25%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 16%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 50%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -1%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 43%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 0%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 0%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 0%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 60%

Health and Health Care

2014 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 50%
2014 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 0%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 100%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 100%
2013-2014 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 67%
2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 69%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 100%
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) 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 79%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 67%
2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 75%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2010 American Society for Radiation Oncology - U.S. House Score 100%
2010 National Association of Social Workers - House of Representatives Score 100%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 33%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 50%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 75%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 33%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 10%
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 100%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 100%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 100%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 33%
2007 American Public Health Association - Positions 70%

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 67%
2014 Hispanic Federation, LCLAA, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NCLR, and Voto Latino - National Immigration Scorecard 94%
2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 29%
2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 0%
2011-2012 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 7%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 3%
2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 33%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards (Feb 11, 2013) 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence (Feb 11, 2013) 14%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 13%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border (Feb 11, 2013) 33%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Amnesty Enticements (Feb 11, 2013) 21%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 50%
2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 29%
2009-2010 United States English - U.S. House Score 42%
2007-2010 National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute - Positions 100%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Chain Migration - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 13%

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 86%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 100%
2013-2014 Workplace Choice - Positions 20
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 81%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 81%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 71%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 53
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 81%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 67%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 66%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2011-2012 American Federation of Teachers - Positions 80%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 37%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 100%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 90%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 71%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 93%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 83%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 80%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 87%
2010 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - House of Representatives Score 100%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 83%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 88%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 83%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 85%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 100%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 100%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 100%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 100%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 80%

Religion

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 22%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 70%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 38%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 40%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013 Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) - Positions 66%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 75%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 92%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 67%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 11%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 22%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 20%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 40%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 18%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 13%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 25%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 9%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 14%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%

Socially Conservative

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 20%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 22%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 22%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 38%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 38%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 38%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 38%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 43%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 43%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 16%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 16%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 38%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 38%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 21%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 21%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 16%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 16%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 15%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 15%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 35%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 35%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 39%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 39%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 11%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 22%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 22%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 11%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 11%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 57%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 57%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 20%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 20%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 18%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 18%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 14%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 14%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 13%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 13%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 8%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 25%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 33%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 33%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 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) 14%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 9%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 9%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 14%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 44%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 44%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%

Socially Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 37%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 37%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 62%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 66%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 66%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 37%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 37%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 62%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 33%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 33%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 56%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 56%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 56%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 56%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 32%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 44%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 44%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 32%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 61%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 61%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 42%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 42%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 7
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 7
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 83%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 3%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 3%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%

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