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Robert 'Rob' J. Portman

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

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

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 3%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 43%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 90%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 90%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 64%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 22%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 77%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 71%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 0%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 62%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 77%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 77%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 27%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 83%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 83%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 27%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 80%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 29%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 55%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 76%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 61%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 61%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
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 0%
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 14%
2003 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 20%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 83%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
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 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 33%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 92%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 87%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 68%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 68%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 77%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 36%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 73%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 38%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 25%
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 70%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 82%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 82%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 48
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 67%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 73%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 73%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 56%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 84%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 56%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 56%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 58%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 17%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 94%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 94%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 20%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 93%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 86%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 86%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 86%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 82%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 94%

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