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Eliot L. Engel

Eliot L. Engel's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Eliot L. Engel
Current Office: U.S. House - District 16, Democratic
First Elected: 11/08/1988
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 11%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 5%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 5%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 11%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 16%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 21%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 22%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 27%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 15%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 0%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 7%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 12%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 22%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 22%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 26
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 6%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 4%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 26%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 28%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 37%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 19%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 11%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 17%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 21%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 21%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 3%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 3%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 10%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 10%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 13%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 70%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 6%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 11%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 11%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 7%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 7%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 8%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 16%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 20%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 20%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 33%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 64%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 10%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 11%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 20%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 20%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 20%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 6%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 22%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 7%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 24%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 68%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 31%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 0%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 5%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 7%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 5%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 7%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 10%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 6%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 23%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 19%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 1%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 15%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 15%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 4%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 5%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 0%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 22%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 22%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 29.3%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 6%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 0
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 13%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 21%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 21%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 5%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 6%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 6%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 6
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 28%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 13%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 16.7%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 51%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 51%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 20%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 20%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 0%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 11%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 19.3%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 10%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 7%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 14%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 11%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 3%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 3%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 29%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 29%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 9%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 6%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 17%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 8%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 12%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 25%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 21%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 39%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 13%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 30%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 10%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 10%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 30%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 25%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 12%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 15%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 20%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 8%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 22%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 20%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 28%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 28%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 38%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 38%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 10%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 10%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 7%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 7%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 18%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 18%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 9%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 45%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 20%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 9%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 9%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 15%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 23%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 12%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 12%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 8%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 13%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 19%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 37%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 19%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 5
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 25%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 25%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 12%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 8%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 27%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 27%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 25%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 19%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 32%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 27%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 18%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 29
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 29
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 29
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 29
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 29
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 29
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 32%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 32%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 36%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 12%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 12%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 19%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 19%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 20%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 20%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 17%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 11%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 34%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 19%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 8%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 17%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 17%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 5%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 5%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 22%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 22%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 22%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 66%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 24%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 11%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 19%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 9%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 9%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 19%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 19%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 20%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 33%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 17%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 17%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 9%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 22%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 22%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 4%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 36%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 15%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 11%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 0%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 7%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 5%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 11%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 22%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 8%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 22%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 24%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 24%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 13%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 16%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 0%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 7%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 7%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 8%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 17%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 3%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Total Score 6%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Environment Score 5%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Trade Score 50%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 14%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 2%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions on Agriculture 100%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 5%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20%
1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 17%

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