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Robert 'Rob' J. Portman

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

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

Social

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 57%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 50%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 50%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 92%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 30%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 14%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 6%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 12%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 43%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 81%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 81%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 66%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 32%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 67%
2013 National Organization for Marriage - Positions 0%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 28%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - Senate Conservative (Social) 67%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 32%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 25%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - 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 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 0%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 19%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 63%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 13%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 91%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 11%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 71%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 71%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 29%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
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%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 12%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 11%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2004 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 65%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 39%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 61%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 75%
2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 95%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 95%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 11%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2003 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 95%
2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 92%
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 Family Research Council - Positions 77%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 77%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 37%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 61%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
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 Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2002 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 80%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 71%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 25%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
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%
2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 33%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
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 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 0%
2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2001 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 9%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 90%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 90%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 1%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 20%
2001 National Youth Advocacy Coalition - Positions 0%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 77%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 40%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 66%
2000 Family Research Council - Positions 66%
2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 33%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 26%
2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 71%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 73%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 51%
2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 51%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 25%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 60%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 53%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 29%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 69%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 10%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 10%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 46%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 46%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 67%
1998 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 50%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 26%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 27%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
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 Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
1997 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 56%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 30%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 45%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 17%
1996 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 29%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 68%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 93%
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 Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 10%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60%

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