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Frank 'Jim' James Sensenbrenner, Jr.

Frank 'Jim' James Sensenbrenner, Jr.'s Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Frank 'Jim' James Sensenbrenner, Jr.
Current Office: U.S. House - District 5, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/1978
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 5
Primary Aug. 12, 2014

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 5%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 30%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 81%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 17%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 88%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 88%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 5%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 89%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 89%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 85%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 86%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 86%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 77%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 98%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 13%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 86%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 7%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 99%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 99%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 95%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 95%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 85%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 11
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 95%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 7%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 93%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 93%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 94%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 16%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 91%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 91%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 100%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action F
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 86%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 83%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 80%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 80%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 75%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 0%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 17%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 91%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 11%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 87%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 0
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 82%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 88%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 76%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 76%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 47%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 66%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 85%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 44%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 43%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 13%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 83%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 83%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 88%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 91%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 50%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 22%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 79%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 79%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 50%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 19%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 60%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
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 23%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 84%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 76%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 64%
2000 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
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 81%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 83%
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 33%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 45%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 92%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 96%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 87%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 57
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 87%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 87%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 74%
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 40%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 92%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 30%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 84%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 84%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 83%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 0%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 13%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27%
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 93%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 93%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 98%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 100%

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