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William 'Bill' Owens

William 'Bill' Owens's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

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

Government Operations

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 70%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 19%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 5%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 19%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 85%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 34%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 34%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 71%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 20%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 20%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 23%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 23%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 89%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 11%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 88%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 15%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 12%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 85%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 75%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 75%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 0%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 44%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%

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