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Zoe Lofgren

Zoe Lofgren's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Zoe Lofgren
Current Office: U.S. House - District 19, Democratic
First Elected: 11/08/1994
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 19
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014

Government Operations

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 13%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 29%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 8%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 13%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 98%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 20%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 20%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 12%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 12%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 11%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 21%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 21%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 88%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 19%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 7%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 7%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 6%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100%
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 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 1%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 5%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 5%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 8%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 4%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 97%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 12%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 12%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 4%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 4%
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 4%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 89%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 6%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 6%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 11%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 66%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 12%
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 4%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 8%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 6%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 64%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 6%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 12%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 100
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 61%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 20%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 63%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 42%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 77%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 95%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 20%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 18%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 18%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 16%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 16%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 33%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 9%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 89%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 28%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 28%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 50
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 50
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 50
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 100%
2003 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 55%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 20%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 72%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 72%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
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 83%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 33%
2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 22%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 22%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 22%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 13%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 13%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 25%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 83%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 64%
2000 American Benefits Council - Positions 67%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 27.5%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 14%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 14%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 80%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 33%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 57%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 29%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 20%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 7%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 20%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 22%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 80%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 83%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 26%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 26%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 58
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 29%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 8%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 8%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 30%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 30%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 71%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 0%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 0%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 5%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 7%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 7%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 90%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 31%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 31%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 53%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 83%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 26%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 26%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 90%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 0%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 0%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 7%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 20%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 20%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 22%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 22%

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