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Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum

Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Richard 'Rick' J. Santorum

Government Operations

2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Taxpayer Funding of Religion 0%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 11%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 83%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 6%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 63%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 63%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 90%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 76%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 0%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 83%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 83%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 87%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 86%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 8%
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 5%
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 94%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 95
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 95
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 95
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 45%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 21%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 71%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 90%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 47%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 83%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 24%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 80%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 94%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 40%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 74%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 74%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 26
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 75%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 75%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 69%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 69%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 40%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 90%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 90%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 15%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 89%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 83%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 83%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 34%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 14%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 47%
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 14%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 86%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 86%

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