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Frederick 'Fred' Stephen Upton

Frederick 'Fred' Stephen Upton's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Frederick 'Fred' Stephen Upton
Current Office: U.S. House - District 6, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 73%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 80%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 73%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 80%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 57%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 57%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 57%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
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 52%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 68%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 59%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 70%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 68%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 64%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 56%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 55
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 76%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 73%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 66%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 50%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 51%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 58%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 64%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 59%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 76%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 66%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 78%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 68%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 78%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 68%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 49%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 49%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 49%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 22%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 64%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 73%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 64%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 71%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 71%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 71%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 55%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 57%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 56%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 53%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 73%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 52%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 90%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 90%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 80%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 73%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 89%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 76%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 71%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 27%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 72%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 85%
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 83%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 95%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 87%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 83%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 81%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 70%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 67%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 70%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 67%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 72%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 69
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 77%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 77%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 76%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 41%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 41%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 61%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 61%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 75%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 61%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 64%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 54%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 64%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 54%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 64%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 60%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 60%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 44%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 53%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 60%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 59%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 39%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 45%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 62%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 62%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 76
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 76
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 70%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 68%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 68%
2007-2008 ConservAmerica - Positions 56
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 70%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 42%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 64%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 56%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 81%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 81%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 47
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 70%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 70%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 68
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 45%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 3%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 3%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 3%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 57%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 58.7%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 59%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 59%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 62%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 71%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 71%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 62%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 42%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 50%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 50%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 25
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 80%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 16%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 16%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 50
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 71%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 49%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 52%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 53.3%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 46%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 48%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 30%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 71%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 93%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 93%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 79%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 79%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 82%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 59%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 68%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 68%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 80%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 83%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 17
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 53%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 64%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 58%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 57%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 52%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 80%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 80%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 0%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 93%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 76%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 73%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 51%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 54%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 55%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 93%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 93%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 95%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 95%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 64%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 76%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 91%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 80%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 76%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 65%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 65%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 92%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 57%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 56%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 51%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 75%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 87%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 61%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 57%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 61%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 96%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 84%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 84%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 83%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 83%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 80%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 81%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 86%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 73%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 29%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 70%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 56%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 68%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 68%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 60%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 25%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 93%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
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 46%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 45%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 58%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 67%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 67%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 80%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 75%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 76%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 20%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 100%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 68%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 70%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 56%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 73%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 69%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 65%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 56%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 51%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 53%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 51%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 25%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 67%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 50%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 71%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 44%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 80%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 58%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 67%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 85%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 27%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 64%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 89%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 66%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 93%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 54%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 54%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 72%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 71%
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 90%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 67%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 82%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions on Agriculture 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Environment Score 72%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Trade Score 50%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Total Score 69%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 55%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 67%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 79%

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