Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Current Office: U.S. House - District 23, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 23
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Steve; 3 Children: Rebecca, Jake, Shelby
Birth Date: 09/27/1966
Birth Place: Long Island, NY
Home City: Weston, FL
Religion: Jewish
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2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 25% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 81% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 19% 2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 13% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 6% 2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 79% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 11% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 12% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 12% 2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 95% 2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 5% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 8% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 9% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 9% 2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 7% 2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 4% 2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0% 2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 2% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 2% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 21% 2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100 2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100% 2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 3% 2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90 2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100% 2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2% 2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 10% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 31% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 12% 2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action A+ 2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 94% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0% 2006 Church World Service - Positions 50 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 7% 2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 36% 2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 89% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 6% 2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 8% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100% 2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 17% 2005 Church World Service - Positions 100 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 6% 2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 18% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 44% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 10% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 27% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 88%

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