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Karen Bass

Karen Bass's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Karen Bass
Current Office: U.S. House - District 37, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 37
Primary June 3, 2014

Government Operations

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 19%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 13%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 16%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 17%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 17%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 5%
2010 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 11%
2010 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 21
2009 Applied Research Center - Legal Racism Score 0%
2009 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 0
2008 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 10%
2008 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 9.7
2007 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy 13
2007 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 3.3
2006 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions on Tax and Fiscal Policy 19
2006 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions on Tax Reduction 20
2005 California Taxpayers' Association - Positions 25%
2005 Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association - Positions 7

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