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Richard Hugh Baker

Richard Hugh Baker's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Richard Hugh Baker

Government Operations

2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 2
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 89%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 91%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 61%
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 5%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 82%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 58%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 63%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 63%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 67%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 29%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 80%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 96%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 65%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 88%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 61%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 61%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 59%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 42%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 11%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 0%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 13%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 53%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 53%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 50%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 12%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 64%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 81%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 65%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 65%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 0%
2003 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 40%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 20%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 55%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 55%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 77
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 77
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 77
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 85%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 25%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 85%
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 80%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 87%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 64%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 64%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 27%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 18%
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 71%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 60%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 73%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 89%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 100%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 62%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 62%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 57%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 57%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 23
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 51%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 51%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 15%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 61%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 61%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 47%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 47%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 8%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 17%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 59%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 59%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 15%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 98%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 64%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 64%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 81%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 81%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 67%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 86%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 85%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%

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