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Olympia Jean Snowe

Olympia Jean Snowe's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Olympia Jean Snowe

Government Operations

2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 50%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 23%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 38%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 38%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 70%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 42%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 33%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 60%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 60%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 40%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 55%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 69%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 69%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 39%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 50%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 49%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 42%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 37%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 52%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 53%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 53%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 54%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 46%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 59%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 64
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 62%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 53%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 53%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 50%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 50%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 21%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 21%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 14%
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 75%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 12%
2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 80%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 43%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 35%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 8%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 54%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 49%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action B
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 58%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 27%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 55%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 50%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 17%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 39%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 39%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 9%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 35%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 46%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 46%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 40%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 45%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 60%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 45%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 46%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 46%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 87%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 35%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 35%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 70%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 50%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 62%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 30%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 68%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 38%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 70%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 31%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 31%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 65%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 50%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 73%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 67%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 40%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 44%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 44%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 52%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 52%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 50%
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 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 42%
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 57%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 40%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 60%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 41%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 41%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 83
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 83
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 83
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 50%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 27%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 67%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 59%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 29%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 50%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 55%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 55%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 65%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 65%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 47%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 74%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 74%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 67%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 41%
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 23%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 71%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 89%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 20%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 60%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 42%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 42%
1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 17%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 50%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 50%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 33
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 40%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 55%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 55%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 60%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 49%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 49%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 36%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 50%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 50%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 46%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 36%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 20%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 60%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 60%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 50%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 61%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 61%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 38%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 43%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 67%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 76%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 76%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 29%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 83%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 80%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 80%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 86%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 47%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 71%

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