Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Current Office: U.S. House - District 27, Republican
First Elected: 08/29/1989
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 27
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Dexter; 2 Children: Amanda, Patricia; 2 Stepchildren: Douglas, Katherine
Birth Date: 07/15/1952
Birth Place: Havana, Cuba
Home City: Miami, FL
Religion: Episcopalian
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2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 50% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 60% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 40% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 60% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 50% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 40% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 57% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 57% 2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 33 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 26% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 26% 2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 26% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 44% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 42% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 44% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 42% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 43% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 43% 2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 71% 2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 61% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 40% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 52% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 52% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 54% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 57% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 37% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 49% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 38% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 38% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 44 2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 72% 2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 57% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 91% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 66% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 25% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 49% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 54% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 44% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 48% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 62% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 50% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 52% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 52% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 56% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 56% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 64% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 64% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 43% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 43% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 43% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 23% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 72% 2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 48% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 70% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 59% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 48% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 48% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 48% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 38% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 53% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 47% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60% 2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 54% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 62% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 41% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 65% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 65% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 70% 2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 65% 2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 73% 2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 70% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 50% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 50% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 89% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 65% 2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 61% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 57% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 61% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 35% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 66% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 80% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 80% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 68% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 85% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 85% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 75% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 75% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 68% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 68% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 62% 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 72% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 58% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 58% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 50% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 50% 2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 72% 2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 73% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 81% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 81% 2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 94 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 66% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 66% 2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 67% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 47% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 47% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 60% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 56% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 75% 2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 68% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 39% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 39% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50% 2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 59% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 40% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 35% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 40% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 35% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30% 2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 32% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 40% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 40% 2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 26% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 54% 2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 54.7% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 54% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 56% 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 29% 2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 31% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 43% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 43% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 70 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 70 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 70% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 80% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 80% 2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 64 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 76% 2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 46% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 31% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 31% 2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 60% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 72% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 72% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 60% 2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 53 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 47% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 47% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 81 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 84% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 11% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 11% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 11% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 62% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 64% 2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 59.5% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 43% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 48% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 43% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 48% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40% 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 25 2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 63% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 91% 2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 50 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 50% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 50% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 71% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 58% 2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 60% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 47% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 62% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 70% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 49% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 43% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 26% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 26% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 85% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 83% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 83% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92% 2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 64% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 87% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 87% 2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 88% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 92% 2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 8 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 64% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 64% 2005 Family Research Council - Positions 85% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 65% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 73% 2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 64% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 46% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 73% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75% 2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0% 2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 80% 2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90% 2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 84% 2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 63% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 63% 2004 Family Research Council - Positions 67% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 65% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 53% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 33% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 0% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 0% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 33% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 80% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 80% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 85% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 85% 2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 55% 2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 78% 2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0% 2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 60% 2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 78% 2003 American Family Association - Positions 67% 2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 84% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 84% 2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 64% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 64% 2003 Family Research Council - Positions 62% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 80% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 63% 2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 72% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 73% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60% 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 70 2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 43% 2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 43% 2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 88% 2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90% 2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 58% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 67% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 67% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 70% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60% 2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 63% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 56% 2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56% 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 62 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 62 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 62 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 62 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 62 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 62 2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 45% 2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 45% 2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 96% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 84% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 84% 2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 90% 2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 65% 2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 93% 2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 71% 2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0% 2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 30% 2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 71% 2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90% 2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 75% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 60% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 69% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 66% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 66% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 43% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 43% 2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 64% 2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15% 2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86% 2000 Family Research Council - Positions 66% 2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33% 2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 59% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 69% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 64% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 52% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 52% 2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 54% 2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 54% 1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 91% 1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 66% 1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 20% 1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 33% 1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 73% 1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 50% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 55% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 73% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 55% 1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 55% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 55% 1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 80% 1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 83% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 48% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 50% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 63% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 63% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100% 1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 87% 1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25% 1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25% 1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 69% 1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 22% 1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 76% 1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70% 1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70% 1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 48% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 60% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 45% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 47% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 72% 1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 88% 1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 86% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 90% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 47% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 47% 1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 76% 1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 75% 1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50% 1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50% 1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 78% 1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 65% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Trade Score 0% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 50% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 78% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 39% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Environment Score 42% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Total Score 51% 1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 79% 1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70% 1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70% 1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 93%

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