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Robert 'Rob' J. Portman

Robert 'Rob' J. Portman's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Robert 'Rob' J. Portman
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 78%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 69%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 78%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 69%
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%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 50%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 50%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 64%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 86%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 67%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 81%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 81%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 66%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 66%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 64%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 69%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 71%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 73%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 67%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 77%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 71%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 70
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 76%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 87%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 62%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 67%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Composite Score) 72%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Foreign) 62%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Economic) 83%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 77%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 79%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 81%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 81%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 88%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 88%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 70%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 70%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 70%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 19%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 88%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 75%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 41%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 83%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 71%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 58%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 70%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 83%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 60%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 60%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 60%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 60%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 60%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 65%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 65%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 69%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 61%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 67%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 95%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 95%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 55%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 76%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 100%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 95%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 95%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 77%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 61%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 73%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 71%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 70%
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) 38%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38%
2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 71%
2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 79%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 78%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 81%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 78
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 78
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 78
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 78
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 78
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 78
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 89%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 89%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 90%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 90%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 92%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 64%
2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 43%
2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 90%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 82%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 87%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 68%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 77%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 77%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 87%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
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 71%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 67%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 73%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 73%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 51%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 51%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 70%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 20%
1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 78%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 82%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 84%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 69%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 60%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 46%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 46%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 88%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 53%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 73%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 84%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 67%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 56%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 65%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 68%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 76%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 94%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 93%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 87%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 80%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 86%
1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 86%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Environment Score 60%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 86%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Trade Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Total Score 81%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 94%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions on Agriculture 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 82%
1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 94%
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%

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