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Thomas 'Tom' Allen Coburn

Thomas 'Tom' Allen Coburn's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' Allen Coburn
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/02/2010

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 11%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 8%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 76%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 93%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 96%
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 85%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 89%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 89%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 18%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 92%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 96%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 96%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 20%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 7%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 8%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 99%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 99%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 92%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 97%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 97%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 8
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 8%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 2
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 94%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 94%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 79%
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 0%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 95%
2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 60%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 92%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 64%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action F
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 8%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 92%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 86%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 86%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 6%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 94%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 62%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 83%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 83%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 79%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 87%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 40%
2000 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 60%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 70%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 68
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
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 0%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 78%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 78%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 47%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 40%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 81%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 81%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 69%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 69%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 44%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 17%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 74%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 74%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
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 27%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 88%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 88%

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