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Richard 'Doc' Hastings

Richard 'Doc' Hastings's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Richard 'Doc' Hastings
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Republican
First Elected: 11/08/1994
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 6%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 30%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 73%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 73%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 48%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 17%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 68%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 59%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 6%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 30%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 67%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 67%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 29%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 55%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 55%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 63%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 68%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 68%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 11%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 52%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 13%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 97%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 11%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 8%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 48%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 48%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 92%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 80%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 11
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 91%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 8%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 77%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 77%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 68%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 68%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
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 35%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 16%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 80%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 92%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 55%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 55%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 75%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 91%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action F
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 15%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 22%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 22%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 50%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 21%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 70%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 96%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 50
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 65%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 88%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 74%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 39%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 56%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 7%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 11%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 0%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 63%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 63%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 29%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 64%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 84%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
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 0%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 60%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 78%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 78%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
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 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 17%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 85%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 89%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 78%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 78%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 97%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 80%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 23%
2000 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 69%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 60%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 82%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 100%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 69%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 69%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 100%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 27
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 67%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 75%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 75%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 59%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 59%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 24%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 75%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 75%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 57%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 57%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 19%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 0%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 38%
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 100%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 75%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 75%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 83%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 83%

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