Representative Marshall 'Mark' Clement Sanford, Jr.'s Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Marshall 'Mark' Clement Sanford, Jr.
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 05/07/2013
Last Elected: 05/07/2013
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Fiancée: Maria Belen Chapur; 4 Children: Marshall, Landon, Bolton, Blake
Birth Date: 05/28/1960
Birth Place: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Home City: Charleston, SC
Religion: Protestant
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Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0% 2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 0% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 33% 2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 93% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 74% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 26% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 95% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 95% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 96% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 53% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 71% 2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 70% 2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 45% 2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 87% 1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33% 1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 55% 1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85% 1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100% 1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 96% 1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 84% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 85% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 85% 1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 70 1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 86% 1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80% 1998 Bread for the World - Positions 33% 1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93% 1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 86% 1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 90% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 90% 1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 76% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 50% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 50% 1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 40% 1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 76% 1997 Bread for the World - Positions 25% 1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100% 1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 52% 1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 78% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 78% 1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 78% 1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 0% 1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94% 1996 Concord Coalition - Positions 63% 1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100% 1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 36% 1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88% 1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100% 1995 Concord Coalition - Positions 68% 1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 92% 1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 92%

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0% 2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 25% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 71% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 50% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 100% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 90% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 100% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 50% 2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 83% 2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 31% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2013 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80% 2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 75% 2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 78% 2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 81% 2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 66% 1999-2000 American Association of University Women - Positions 12% 1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33% 1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 33% 1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 30% 1999 American Association of University Women - Positions 16% 1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 83% 1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 78% 1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 25% 1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10% 1999 National Education Association - Positions 20% 1999 National Education Association - Positions 20% 1999 Population Connection - Positions 0% 1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 72% 1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 63% 1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 64% 1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 50% 1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10% 1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 85% 1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 71% 1997-1998 American Association of University Women - Positions 13% 1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 40% 1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 17% 1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 17% 1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 92% 1997-1998 Population Connection - Positions 11% 1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 58% 1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 63% 1997 American Association of University Women - Positions 0% 1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 80% 1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 76% 1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 50% 1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30% 1997 National Education Association - Positions 21% 1997 National Education Association - Positions 21% 1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80% 1997 Population Connection - Positions 11% 1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 64% 1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 8% 1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 60% 1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 90% 1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 23% 1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10% 1996 National Education Association - Positions 9% 1996 National Education Association - Positions 9% 1996 Population Connection - Positions 10% 1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 81% 1995-1996 American Association of University Women - Positions 0% 1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 86% 1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 36% 1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 92% 1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 46% 1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 47% 1995-1996 United States Student Association - Positions 17% 1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 83% 1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 100% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 100% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 100% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 100% 2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 100 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 74% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 74% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 74% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 85% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 86% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 86% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 85% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 84% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 84% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 88% 2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 100% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 93% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 56% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 74% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 46% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 48% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 95% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 95% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 86 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 96% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Overall Fiscal Policy Score 74% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 71% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 53% 2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 45% 2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Overall Fiscal Policy Score 68% 2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 87% 2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 70% 2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 77% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73% 1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 85% 1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 92% 1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 81% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 84% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60% 1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 76% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 85% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 85% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 85% 1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 72% 1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 56% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 62% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 90% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 68% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 68% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 50% 1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73% 1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50% 1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50% 1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 90% 1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 76% 1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 89% 1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 88% 1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89% 1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70% 1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70% 1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 78% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 73% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 73% 1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 95% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 68% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 54% 1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100% 1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 73% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 73% 1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 88% 1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 88% 1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50% 1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50% 1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 92%

Foreign Affairs

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0% 2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 0% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 33% 2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94% 2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 93% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 95% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 95% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 53% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 71% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 96% 2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 45% 2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 87% 2003-2008 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 70% 1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 100% 1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33% 1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 55% 1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85% 1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100% 1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100% 1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 85% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 85% 1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 70 1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 86% 1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80% 1998 Bread for the World - Positions 33% 1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93% 1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93% 1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 90% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 90% 1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 76% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 50% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 50% 1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 40% 1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 76% 1997 Bread for the World - Positions 25% 1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100% 1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100% 1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 78% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 78% 1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 78% 1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 0% 1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94% 1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94% 1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100% 1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 36% 1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88% 1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100% 1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100% 1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 92% 1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 92%

Health and Health Care

2014 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0% 2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 100% 2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 0% 2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 0% 2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 25% 2013-2014 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0% 2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 0% 2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 31% 2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 31% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100% 2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100% 1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33% 1999 American Public Health Association - Positions 0% 1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10% 1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 76% 1999 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0% 1998 American Public Health Association - Positions 13% 1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10% 1997-1998 AIDS United - Positions 10% 1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 40% 1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 90% 1997 American Public Health Association - Positions 0% 1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30% 1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 8% 1996 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 20% 1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10% 1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1995-1998 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 10% 1995-1996 AIDS United - Positions 7% 1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 36% 1995-1996 Smokefree Action - Positions 14% 1995 American Public Health Association - Positions 13% 1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0% 1993-1996 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 25% 2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 0% 2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 9% 2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 14% 2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 14% 2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100% 2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 42% 2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 60% 1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 10% 1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 16% 1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 17% 1999 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0% 1999 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 20% 1999 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 86% 1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 15% 1998 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 20% 1998 Communications Workers of America - Positions 14% 1998 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50% 1998 National Farmers Union - Positions 22% 1998 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 20% 1998 United Auto Workers - Positions 42% 1997-1998 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 13% 1997 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 21% 1997 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0% 1997 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 13% 1997 Communications Workers of America - Positions 13% 1997 National Farmers Union - Positions 14% 1997 United Auto Workers - Positions 7% 1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 8% 1996 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 10% 1996 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 25% 1996 Communications Workers of America - Positions on Workplace Rights 44% 1996 National Farmers Union - Positions 27% 1996 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 20% 1995 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 0% 1995 National Farmers Union - Positions 30% 1995 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0% 1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%

Liberal

2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 21% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 10% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 10% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 16% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 15% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 15% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 21% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 16% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 26% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52% 2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 44% 1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15% 1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15% 1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 39% 1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0% 1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 64% 1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 64% 1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20% 1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20% 1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 34% 1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 29% 1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 43% 1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 47% 1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 47% 1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10% 1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10% 1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20% 1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20% 1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 3% 1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10% 1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10% 1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 45% 1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 41% 1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 30% 1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33% 1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33% 1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10% 1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10% 1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 20% 1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 45% 1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 70%

Social

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 100% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 74% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 85% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 85% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 86% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 86% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 84% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 21% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 10% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 15% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 16% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 33% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 64% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 48% 2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 41% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73% 1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73% 1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 100% 1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 85% 1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15% 1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 1999 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 33% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 80% 1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 39% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60% 1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 76% 1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 64% 1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 64% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 85% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 85% 1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20% 1998 Bread for the World - Positions 33% 1998 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 25% 1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 29% 1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 47% 1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 47% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 68% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 68% 1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73% 1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73% 1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50% 1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50% 1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10% 1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 90% 1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20% 1997 Bread for the World - Positions 25% 1997 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 33% 1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89% 1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89% 1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70% 1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 3% 1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 73% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 73% 1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10% 1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 0% 1996 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 7% 1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 41% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58% 1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33% 1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33% 1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 73% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 73% 1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%

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