Secretary Charles 'Chuck' T. Hagel's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Charles 'Chuck' T. Hagel
Current Office: U.S. Secretary of Defense, Republican
First Appointed: 01/2013
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lilibet; 2 Children: Allyn, Ziller
Birth Date: 10/04/1946
Birth Place: North Platte, NE
Home City: Omaha, NE
Religion: Episcopalian
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2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 9% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 22% 2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 77% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 70% 2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 14 2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 23% 2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Fiscally Conservative Score A+ 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 66% 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 58% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 72% 2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100% 2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 74% 2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 20 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 75% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+ 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+ 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 90% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 86% 2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action C 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 41% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 50% 2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95% 2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 75% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 47% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 87% 2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 35% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 67% 2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 98% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0% 2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100% 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 67% 2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 88% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 76% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 76% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 83% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 75% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 90% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 8% 2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 0% 2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0% 2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95% 2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79% 2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 75% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 75% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 79% 2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0% 2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 20% 2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 79% 2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95% 2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0% 2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 22% 2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95% 2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 77% 2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 78% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 78% 2003 Population Action International - Positions 0% 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 95 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 95 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 95 2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 30% 2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20% 2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95% 2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 81% 2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 100% 2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69% 2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69% 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 11% 2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 9% 2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 12% 2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27% 2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 85% 2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0% 2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 71% 2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95% 2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 81% 2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6% 2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 47% 2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90% 2000 Bread for the World - Positions 50% 2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84% 2000 Concord Coalition - Positions 24% 2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75% 2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0% 2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 29% 1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23% 1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97% 1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 100% 1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 100% 1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100% 1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85% 1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 87% 1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23% 1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10% 1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 100% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84% 1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 43 1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100% 1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85% 1998 Bread for the World - Positions 67% 1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 65% 1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 57% 1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 66% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 66% 1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 28% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 90% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 90% 1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 15% 1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 86% 1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 75% 1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 67% 1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 74% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 74% 1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25%

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