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Patrick T. McHenry

Patrick T. McHenry's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Patrick T. McHenry
Current Office: U.S. House - District 10, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 10
Primary May 6, 2014

Government Operations

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 30%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 62%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 73%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 88%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 8%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 74%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 81%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 81%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 8%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 84%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 84%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 84%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 86%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 27%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 89%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 99%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 99%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 92%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 92%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 88%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 11
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 94%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 10%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 82%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 82%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 24%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 94%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 92%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 91%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action F
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 71%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 75%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 75%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 75%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 86%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 7%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 88%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 88%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 70%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 70%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 90%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 70%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 11%

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