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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2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 15% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 32% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 32% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 15% 2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 67% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 93% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 75% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 83% 2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 89% 2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 71% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 69% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 28% 2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 75% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 22% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 22% 2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 79% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 16% 2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 47% 2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 0% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90% 2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90% 2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 11% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 11% 2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 14% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 15% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 17% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 72% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 60% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80% 2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 90% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 16% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 16% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 10% 2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 21% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 79% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 57% 2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 0% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 0% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 0% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 0% 2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues F 2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 12% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 87% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0% 2010 Vote Kids - Positions 100% 2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 50% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 15 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 4% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 3% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 3% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 4% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 0% 2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 4% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5% 2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 52% 2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 84% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 11% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 21% 2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 66% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0% 2009 Vote Kids - Positions 100% 2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 30% 2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 9% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 9% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 100% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 67% 2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44% 2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues A- 2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 100 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 11% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 11% 2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100% 2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0% 2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 66% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 13% 2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 85% 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 65 2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 65 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 31% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 12% 2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 13% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 13% 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100% 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95% 2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100% 2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100% 2006 Church World Service - Positions 50 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 14% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 84% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 16% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 80% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 27% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 27% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 14% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 14% 2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 24% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 4% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 21% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 21% 2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 70% 2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 70% 2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 0% 2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0% 2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 83% 2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100% 2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 89% 2005 Church World Service - Positions 100 2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 100% 2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 20% 2005 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2005 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100% 2005 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 75 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95% 2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 58% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 16% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 83% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 44% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 27% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 10% 2002 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 33% 1999 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 8% 1998 Christian Coalition of Florida - Positions 18%

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