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Paul D. Ryan

Paul D. Ryan's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Paul D. Ryan
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary Aug. 12, 2014

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 5%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 30%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 62%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 22%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 85%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 79%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 5%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 63%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 77%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 77%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 12%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 85%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 76%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 76%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 11%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 73%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 94%
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 97%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 6%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 82%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 90%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 90%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 85%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 92%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 12
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 93%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 6%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 91%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 91%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 68%
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 29%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 79%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 87%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 80%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 91%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 56%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action F
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 21%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
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 100%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 78%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 78%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 22%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 84%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 21%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88%
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 0
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 76%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 88%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 85%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 68%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 0%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 19%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 13%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 78%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 78%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 70%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 38%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 91%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
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 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 19%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 40%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 63%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 63%
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 95%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
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 89%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 80%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 45%
2000 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 93%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 77%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 67%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 80%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 73%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 98%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 83%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 58
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 30%

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