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Joe Donnelly, Sr.

Joe Donnelly, Sr.'s Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Joe Donnelly, Sr.
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 86%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 23%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 23%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 13%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 6%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 84%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 63%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 16%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 40%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 40%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 67%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 70%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 22%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 22%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 13%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 28%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 28%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 78%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 9%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 11%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 88%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 8%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 50%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 15%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 70%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 87%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 14%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 23%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 21%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 21%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 30%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 83
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 22%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 85%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 16%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 16%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 11%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 82%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 7%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 13%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 18%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 18%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 66%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 12%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 41%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action A
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 89%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%

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