Charles 'Charlie' F. Bass's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Charles 'Charlie' F. Bass
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lisa; 2 Children: Lucy, Jonathan
Birth Date: 01/08/1952
Birth Place: Boston, MA
Home City: Peterborough, NH
Religion: Episcopalian
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2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 67% 2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 40% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 64% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 33% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 32% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 49% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 54% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 70% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 42% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 58% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 44% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 54% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 54% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 59% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 59% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 59% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 59% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 78% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 78% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 45% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 45% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 45% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 36% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 50% 2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 69% 2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 52% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 78% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 80% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 80% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 60% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 62% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 33% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 33% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 33% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 52% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 45% 2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 47% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 47% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 57% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 68% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 48% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 58% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 67% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 58% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 67% 2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 58% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 67% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 17% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 17% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 57% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 57% 2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 58% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 88% 2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 67 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2005 Family Research Council - Positions 54% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 59% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54% 2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 55% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 56% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 53% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 32% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 32% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 53% 2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 56% 2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85% 2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 38% 2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 69% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 58% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 58% 2004 Family Research Council - Positions 42% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 47% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 53% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 63% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 63% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 30% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 25% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 25% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 30% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 57% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 57% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 59% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 59% 2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 73% 2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 27% 2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 81% 2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 100% 2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 64% 2003 American Family Association - Positions 67% 2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 64% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 64% 2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 69% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 69% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 69% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 50% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 50% 2003 Family Research Council - Positions 46% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 52% 2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 55% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 60% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59% 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70 2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38% 2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38% 2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 80% 2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85% 2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 42% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 73% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 73% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 54% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 44% 2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 58% 2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60% 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85 2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 50% 2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 50% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 53% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 53% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 48% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 48% 2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 50% 2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 80% 2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 6% 2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 81% 2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 100% 2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 82% 2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 60% 2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90% 2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 40% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 74% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 56% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 61% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 80% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 80% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 55% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 55% 2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 75% 2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20% 2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 57% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 57% 2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33% 2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 76% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 47% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 57% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 68% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 68% 2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 45% 2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 45% 1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 47% 1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 15% 1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 79% 1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 89% 1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 60% 1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 68% 1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 70% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48% 1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 15% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 45% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 45% 1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 63% 1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 65% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 61% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 58% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 47% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 30% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100% 1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67% 1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75% 1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75% 1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 30% 1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 68% 1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 67% 1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 80% 1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67% 1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40% 1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40% 1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 42% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 62% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 44% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 44% 1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 100% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 82% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 60% 1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 56% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100% 1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 73% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50% 1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 98% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 56% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 56% 1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 72% 1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 72% 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 86%

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