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John B. Larson

John B. Larson's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: John B. Larson
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
Primary Aug. 12, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 98%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 12%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 22%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 78%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 12%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 8%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 98%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 79%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 16%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 10%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 10%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 83%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 13%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 13%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 13%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 16%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 5%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 98%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 1%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 2%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 2%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 16%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 4%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 97%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 9%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 4%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 3%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 24%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action A+
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 50
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 9%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 50%
2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 8%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 8%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 100
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 88%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 10%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 10%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 32%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 11%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 53%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 88%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 8%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 86%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 10%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 10%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 23%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
2004 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 23%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 23%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2003 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 55%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 20%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 50%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 23%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 23%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 39
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 39
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 39
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 70%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 67%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 19%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 20%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 23%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 91%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
2000 American Benefits Council - Positions 67%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 8%
2000 Concord Coalition - Positions 27%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 17%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 57%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 17%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 91%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 13%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 30%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 27%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 7%
1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 63%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 32%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 40
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 0%

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