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John Eric Ensign

John Eric Ensign's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: John Eric Ensign

Government Operations

2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 89%
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 12%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 8%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 83%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 93%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 93%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 8
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 99%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 9%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 1
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 92%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 92%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 69%
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 22%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 88%
2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 80%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
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 95%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 64%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action D
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 8%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 93%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 11%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 91%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 91%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 94%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 12%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 98%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 81%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 87%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 85%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 93%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 11%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 14%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 13%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 89%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 89%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 87%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 98%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 24%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 70%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 70%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 89
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 89
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 89
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 64%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 21%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 94%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 71%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 88%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 18%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 67%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 53%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 68%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 68%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 61%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 33%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
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 18%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 98%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 88%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 88%

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