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Adrian M. Smith

Adrian M. Smith's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Adrian M. Smith
Current Office: U.S. House - District 3, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 3
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 13, 2014

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 9%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 10%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 57%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 65%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 81%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 8%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 45%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 74%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 74%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 18%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 79%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 75%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 75%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 17%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 68%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 13%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 97%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 13%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 88%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 89%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 89%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 92%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 84%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 17
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 93%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 30%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 15%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 81%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 75%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 75%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 81%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 29%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 91%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 87%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action D
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 10%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 84%
2006 Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom - Positions 27%
2005 Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom - Positions 46%
2004 Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom - Positions 49%
2003 Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom - Positions 66%
2002 Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom - Positions 55%
2001 Nebraska Taxpayers for Freedom - Positions 34%

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