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Lisa A. Murkowski

Lisa A. Murkowski's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Lisa A. Murkowski
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Appointed: 12/20/2002
Last Appointed: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 83%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 36%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 43%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 56%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 52%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 60%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 15%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 43%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 38%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 52%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 52%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 45%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 28%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 16%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 50%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 73%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 73%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 45%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 64%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 72%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 73%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 89%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 33%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 72%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 72%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 17%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 11%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 15%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 57%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 62%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 68%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 71%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 71%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 77%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 60%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 50
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 37%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 82%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 16%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 69%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 54%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 38%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 44%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 57%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 46%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 30
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 54%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 72%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action D
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 20%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 50%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 68%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 68%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 31%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 43%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 29%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 67%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 85%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 67%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 69%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 70%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 70%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 85%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 75%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 0%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 13%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 29%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 72%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 10%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 79%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 33%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 83%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 71%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 71%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 50%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 84
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 84
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 84
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%

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