Representative Peter A. DeFazio's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Peter A. DeFazio
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/1986
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 4
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Myrnie
Birth Date: 05/27/1947
Birth Place: Needham, MA
Home City: Springfield, OR
Religion: Roman Catholic
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2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 17% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 20% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 19% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 25% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 25% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 20% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 19% 2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 17% 2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 0 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% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 32% 2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 32% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 13% 2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 12% 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 Economic Policy 33% 2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 24% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 6% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 28% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 16% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 12% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20% 2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 20% 2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 40 2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 4% 2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 13% 2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 0% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2012 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 35% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 37% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 37% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 28% 2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 8% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 27% 2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 25% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 31% 2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 31% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 12% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 12% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 18% 2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 18% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8% 2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 8% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6% 2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 6% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 20% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 20% 2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 20% 2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 81% 2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 14% 2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 12% 2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 7% 2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 7% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 38% 2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 38% 2011 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 11% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 14% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 14% 2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 14% 2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 33% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 37% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 24% 2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 75% 2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 39% 2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 30% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 11% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 30% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 30% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 30% 2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 30% 2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 30% 2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 14% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 0% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 22% 2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 28% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 33% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 45% 2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 54% 2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 3% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10% 2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10% 2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 16% 2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 16% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 16% 2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 16% 2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4% 2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 4% 2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 6% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 17% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 20% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 17% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 15% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 20% 2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 15% 2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 14% 2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 12% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 18% 2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 18% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 13% 2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 13% 2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 14% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 37% 2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 39% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35% 2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 40% 2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 21% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 21% 2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 20% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 15% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 15% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10% 2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 20% 2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 20% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 40% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 40% 2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 32% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 44% 2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 34.5% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 17% 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 18% 2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 23% 2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 10% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 10% 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 11 2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 11 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 10% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 18% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 18% 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 23% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 23% 2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 4% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 23% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 23% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 5% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0% 2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 32.5% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 38% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 16% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 41% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 24% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 24% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 4% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30% 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0 2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 28% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 27% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 29% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 29% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 33% 2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 23.8% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 23% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 36% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 10% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 13% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 14% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 21% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 21% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 31% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 31% 2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 18% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 12% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 12% 2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 12% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 12% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 33% 2005 Family Research Council - Positions 8% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 12% 2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 28% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 37% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 21% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 26% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 16% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 10% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 10% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 58% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 58% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 34% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 34% 2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 25% 2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 25% 2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 16% 2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15% 2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 13% 2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 16% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 41% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 41% 2004 Family Research Council - Positions 8% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 24% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 13% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 31% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 31% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 50% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 50% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 30% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 30% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 25% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 25% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 21% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 21% 2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 18% 2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 11% 2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 36% 2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0% 2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 25% 2003 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 25% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 25% 2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 16% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 18% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 18% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 29% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 29% 2003 Family Research Council - Positions 8% 2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 15% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 31% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 8% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 29% 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 55 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 55 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 55 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 55 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 55 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 55 2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38% 2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 38% 2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 12% 2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10% 2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 40% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 40% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 20% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 29% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 19% 2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 24% 2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 31% 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 33 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 33 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 33 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 33 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 33 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 33 2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 53% 2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 53% 2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 11% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 14% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 14% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 32% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 32% 2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 20% 2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 5% 2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 6% 2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0% 2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 57% 2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 16% 2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0% 2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 10% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 21% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 13% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 23% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 23% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 20% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 20% 2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 8% 2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90% 2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 23% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25% 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 28% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 24% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 29% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 40% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 40% 2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 32% 2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 32% 1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 26% 1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 80% 1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 33% 1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 8% 1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 8% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 60% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 17% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 24% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 44% 1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 39% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 35% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 35% 1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 16% 1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 32% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 45% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 31% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 32% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 32% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 0% 1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 13% 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 5% 1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 22% 1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 28% 1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 22% 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 8% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 40% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 38% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 38% 1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 5% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 10% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 18% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 23% 1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 6% 1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 7% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 10% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 42% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 42% 1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 16% 1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 9% 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 41% 1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 29% 1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 13%

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