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Lisa A. Murkowski

Lisa A. Murkowski's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

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

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 36%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 43%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 8%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 28%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 23%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 50%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 83%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 36%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 9%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 46%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 53%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 66%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 75%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 75%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 43%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 42%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 28%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 45%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 54%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 25%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 67%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 43%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 19%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 35%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 50%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 80%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 25%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 16%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 13%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 28%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 28%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 55%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 46%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 54%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 75%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 55%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 55%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 85%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues C
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 37%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 86%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 86%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 54%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 83%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 83%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 83%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 20%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 58%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 56%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 50
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 42%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 42%
2009-2010 Secular Coalition for America - U.S. Senate Score 17%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 50%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 62%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 57%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 57%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 62%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 64%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 63%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 68%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 68%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 24%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 25%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 37%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 77%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 60%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 28%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 45%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 45%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 50%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 57%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 43%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 60%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 81
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 48%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 48%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 55%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 55%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 50%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 57%
2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues D
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 80
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 60%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 30
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 47%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 57
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 57
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 23%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 75%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 41%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 31
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 31
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 54%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 72%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 50%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 50%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 66%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 10%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 44%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 75%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 75%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 43%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 10%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 27%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 27%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 60%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 60%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 83%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 20%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 11%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2005 Mennonite Central Committee - Positions 0%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 10%
2005 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 87%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 49%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 75%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 85%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2004 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 35%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 78%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 83%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 83%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 29%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 37%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 72%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 70%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 70%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 92%
2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 18%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 85%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 85%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 82%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 94%
2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 83%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 83%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 89%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 89%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 83%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 57%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 57%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 14%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 47%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
2003 National Network for Youth - Positions 0%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
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
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 0%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%

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