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Charles 'Chuck' T. Hagel

Charles 'Chuck' T. Hagel's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Charles 'Chuck' T. Hagel
Current Office: U.S. Secretary of Defense, Republican
First Appointed: 01/2013

Liberal

2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 40%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 45%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 30%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 43%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 13%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 13%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 75%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 75%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 38.7%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 18%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 45%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 39
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 39
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 47%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 28%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 13%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 18%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 17%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 17%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 35%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 43%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 12%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 31%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 38%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 37%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 14%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 25%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 28%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 33%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 22%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 20%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 20%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 17%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 23%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 23%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 15%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 6%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 6%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 33%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 7%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 20%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 22%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 18%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 9%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 9%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 31%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 45%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 12%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%

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