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Mark Steven Kirk

Mark Steven Kirk's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Mark Steven Kirk
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 5%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 29%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 90%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 59%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 68%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 31%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 28%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 74%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 55%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 5%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 72%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 83%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 83%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 36%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 82%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 65%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 68%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 42%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 66%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 64%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 20%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 47%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 60%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 64%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 56
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 18%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 58%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 19%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 60%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 54%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 60
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 42%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 59%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 42%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 56%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 44%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 60%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 33%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 56
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 40%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 44%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 46%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action C
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 52%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 19%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 82%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 42%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 47%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 47%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 33%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 37%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 14%
2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 59%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 17%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 23%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 56%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 37%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 88%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 0
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 59%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 59%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 51%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 15%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 65%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 44%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 38%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 55%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 56%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 53%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
2004 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 55%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 65%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 33%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 60
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2003 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 65%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 60%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 100%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 79
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 18%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 33%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 67%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 77%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 70%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 83%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 85%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 67%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 60%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 57%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 57%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 63%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 36%

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