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Ray H. LaHood

Ray H. LaHood's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Ray H. LaHood

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 25%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 63%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 34%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 45%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 78
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 32%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 60%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 23%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 42%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 55%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 75
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 11%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 41%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 43%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action B
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 42%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 66
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 58%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 39%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 57%
2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 59%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 20%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 13%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 59%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 87%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 79%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 0
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 59%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 47%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 53%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 67%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 33%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 43%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 29%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 29%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 45%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 45%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 29%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 0%
2004 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 36%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 63%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 11%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 58%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
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 0%
2003 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 20%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 20%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 58%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 100%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 53%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 53%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 71
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 71
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 71
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 17%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 8%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 70%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 71%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 57%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 57%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 65%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 32%
2000 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2000 Concord Coalition - Positions 42%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 38%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 36%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 73%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 82%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 72%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 59%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 51%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 38
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 54%
1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 47%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 22%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 45%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 45%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 29%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 60%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 68%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 43%
1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 56%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 45%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 45%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 8%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 17%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 60%
1996 Concord Coalition - Positions 56%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 74%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 74%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
1995 Concord Coalition - Positions 41%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 77%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 77%

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