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E.G. 'Bud' Shuster

E.G. 'Bud' Shuster's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: E.G. 'Bud' Shuster

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 77.5%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 80%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 91%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 30%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 22%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 31
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 79%
1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 21%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 52%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 52%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 21%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 64%
1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 34%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 53%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 53%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 28%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 17%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 74%
1996 Concord Coalition - Positions 40%
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 27%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
1995 Concord Coalition - Positions 57%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%

Business and Consumers

2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
2007-2008 School Nutrition Association - Positions 0%
2000 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 88%
2000 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 73%
1999-2000 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999-2000 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 94%
1999-2000 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 7%
1999-2000 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 0%
1999 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
1999 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 100%
1999 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 100%
1999 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 0%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 22%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 33%
1999 National Education Association - Positions 33%
1999 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1999 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 96%
1999 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 5%
1998 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 82%
1998 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 20%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1998 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 90%
1998 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 94%
1997-1998 American Association of University Women - Positions 14%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 32%
1997-1998 National Education Association - Positions 32%
1997-1998 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 91%
1997-1998 Population Connection - Positions 22%
1997-1998 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 21%
1997-1998 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 5%
1997 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
1997 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 80%
1997 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 95%
1997 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 50%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 43%
1997 National Education Association - Positions 43%
1997 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 80%
1997 Population Connection - Positions 22%
1997 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 36%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 23%
1997 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 90%
1996 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 97%
1996 Consumer Federation of America - Positions 15%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1996 National Education Association - Positions 0%
1996 National Education Association - Positions 0%
1996 Population Connection - Positions 0%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
1996 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
1995-1996 American Association of University Women - Positions 0%
1995-1996 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 86%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27%
1995-1996 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 97%
1995-1996 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions 23%
1995-1996 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 11%
1995-1996 United States Student Association - Positions 0%
1995 Associated Builders & Contractors - Positions 83%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%
1993 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 13%

Conservative

2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 80%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 64%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 64%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 80%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 82%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 77.5%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 85%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 85%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 85%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 88%
1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 82%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 72%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 97%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 84%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 61%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 61%
1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 74%
1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 68%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 52%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - 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 Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 33%
1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 84%
1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 40%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 53%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 82%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 90%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 79%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 94%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 93%
1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 87%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%

Government Operations

2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 77.5%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 40%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 80%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 91%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 22%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 31
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 79%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 52%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 52%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 21%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 64%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 64%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 53%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 53%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 28%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 17%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 74%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 74%
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 27%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 82%

Health and Health Care

1999-2000 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 13%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 33%
1999 American Public Health Association - Positions 17%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 22%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 84%
1999 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
1998 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1997-1998 AIDS United - Positions 30%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 60%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 American Public Health Association - Positions 14%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 40%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 23%
1996 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 10%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
1995-1998 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 10%
1995-1996 AIDS United - Positions 13%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27%
1995-1996 Smokefree Action - Positions 42%
1995 American Public Health Association - Positions 8%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%
1993-1996 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
1993 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 13%

Labor Unions

2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 38%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 17%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 8%
2000 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 0%
2000 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 11%
2000 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2000 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 20%
1999 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 11%
1999 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
1999 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 50%
1999 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 20%
1999 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 17%
1999 United Auto Workers - Positions 15%
1998 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 14%
1998 Communications Workers of America - Positions 14%
1998 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 17%
1998 National Farmers Union - Positions 56%
1998 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 0%
1998 United Auto Workers - Positions 9%
1997-1998 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 25%
1997 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 23%
1997 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 13%
1997 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 25%
1997 Communications Workers of America - Positions 13%
1997 National Farmers Union - Positions 86%
1997 United Auto Workers - Positions 8%
1997 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 23%
1996 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 5%
1996 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
1996 Communications Workers of America - Positions on Workplace Rights 56%
1996 National Farmers Union - Positions 47%
1996 United Auto Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%
1996 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
1995 National Farmers Union - Positions 44%
1995 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 0%
1994 National Farmers Union - Family Farm Advocacy Score 33%
1993 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions on Workplace Rights 13%

Liberal

2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 22%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 25%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 31%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 26%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 27%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 13%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 30%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 45%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 60%

Social

2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 21%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 85%
2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 85%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 85%
1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 85%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 40%
1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 88%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 46%
1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 50%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 72%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 25%
1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 84%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 61%
1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 61%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 67%
1998 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 63%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 31%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
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 5%
1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
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 40%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 13%
1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
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 0%
1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 90%
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 100%
1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 55%
1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 70%

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