Governor Piyush 'Bobby' Amrit Jindal's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Piyush 'Bobby' Amrit Jindal
Current Office: Governor, Republican
First Elected: 10/20/2007
Last Elected: 11/19/2011
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Supriya; 3 Children
Birth Date: 06/10/1971
Birth Place: Baton Rouge, LA
Home City: Baton Rouge, LA
Religion: Roman Catholic
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Budget, Spending and Taxes

2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 56% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 74% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 84% 2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0 2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 50% 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 16% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 76% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 98% 2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100% 2006 Church World Service - Positions 33 2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 92% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 11% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 55% 2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 50% 2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 33% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76% 2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 68% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0% 2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 79% 2005 Church World Service - Positions 50 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76% 2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 13% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 71% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12% 2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 11%

Business and Consumers

2012 The Center for Education Reform - Positions (Governors) 100% 2007-2008 American Association of University Women - Positions 33% 2007-2008 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100% 2007-2008 National Small Business Association - Positions 80% 2007-2008 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100% 2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 25% 2007 Consumer Alliance for Energy Security - Positions 100% 2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 0% 2006 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 100% 2006 Consumer Action - Positions 0% 2006 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50% 2006 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Positions 75% 2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100% 2006 Population Connection - Positions 0% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 11% 2006 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 5% 2006 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100% 2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 5% 2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 30% 2005-2006 American Forest and Paper Association - Positions 91% 2005-2006 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 80% 2005-2006 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 96% 2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2005-2006 National Education Association - Positions 0% 2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 88% 2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Restaurant Association - Positions 90% 2005-2006 National Retail Federation - Positions 62% 2005-2006 National Small Business Association - Positions 82% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 81% 2005-2006 Public Citizen's Congress Watch - Positions on Population Stabilization 12% 2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 33% 2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 92% 2005 Maryland Business for Responsive Government - Positions 93% 2005 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 12% 2005 National Association of Elementary School Principals - Positions 0% 2005 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Positions 50% 2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100% 2005 Population Connection - Positions 0% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12% 2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 96% 2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 89% 1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 100%

Conservative

2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 74% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 56% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 84% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Overall Fiscal Policy Score 71% 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 50% 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 16% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 76% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 76% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 98% 2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 92% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 79% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 79% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100% 2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 13 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 92% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 63% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 61% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 92% 2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 73% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 55% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 85% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100% 2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 100% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 79% 2005 ConservAmerica - Positions -4 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 87% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 87% 2005 Family Research Council - Positions 92% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 71% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 94% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 78% 2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 85% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 80% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60%

Government Operations

2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Spending Score 74% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Revenue Score 84% 2008-2010 The Cato Institute - Tax Rate Score 56% 2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0 2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 50% 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 16% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 76% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 98% 2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10% 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100% 2006 Church World Service - Positions 33 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 92% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 58% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 11% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 55% 2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 50% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76% 2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 88% 2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0% 2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0% 2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 79% 2005 Church World Service - Positions 50 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76% 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 71% 2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 88% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12% 2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 11%

Health and Health Care

2007-2008 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 100% 2007-2008 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0% 2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 25% 2007 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 100% 2006 American Public Health Association - Positions 0% 2006 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 60 2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 11% 2005-2006 AIDS United - Positions 0% 2005-2006 American Academy of Emergency Medicine - Positions 50% 2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 0% 2005-2006 American Nurses Association - Positions 0% 2005-2006 National Association for Addiction Professionals (formerly National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors) - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0% 2005-2006 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - Positions 0% 2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Rural Health Association - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100% 2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 16% 2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 12% 2005 Parkinsons Action Network - Positions 0% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12% 2005 The American College of Physicians - Positions 100%

Labor Unions

2008 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0% 2007-2008 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 33% 2007-2008 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 25% 2007 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 7% 2007 Center for Worker Freedom - Positions 72% 2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0% 2007 Utility Workers Union of America - Positions 60 2006 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 21% 2006 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0% 2006 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 16% 2006 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 11% 2006 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 16% 2006 United Auto Workers - Positions 8% 2005-2006 American Road and Transportation Builders Association - Positions 66% 2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 33% 2005-2006 National Farmers Union - Positions 16% 2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 8% 2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 27% 2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0% 2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 33% 2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 75% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12% 2005 Transportation Communications Union - Positions 33% 2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 14%

Liberal

2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions (Governors) 0% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 29% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 29% 2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 50% 2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 50% 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 6% 2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 27% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 33% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 39% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0% 2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 68% 2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 20% 2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43% 2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10% 2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 0 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5% 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 3% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 21% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 19% 2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 15% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17%

Social

2013 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions (Governors) 0% 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0% 2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 29% 2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 50% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 76% 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0% 2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0% 2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 40% 2006 Church World Service - Positions 33 2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 100% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100% 2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 6% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 92% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50% 2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50% 2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 0% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 40% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 85% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 85% 2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 100% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 20% 2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 20% 2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43% 2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100% 2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 16% 2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10% 2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0% 2005 Church World Service - Positions 50 2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 0% 2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 13% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 87% 2005 Family Research Council - Positions 92% 2005 Family Research Council - Positions 92% 2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 0 2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0% 2005 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 25 2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5% 2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 88% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 80% 2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 19% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17% 2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 60% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45%

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