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Jefferson 'Jeff' Beauregard Sessions III

Jefferson 'Jeff' Beauregard Sessions III's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Jefferson 'Jeff' Beauregard Sessions III
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 9%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 82%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 15%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 80%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 86%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 88%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 9%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 85%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 81%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 81%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 9%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 11%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 83%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 87%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 87%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 10%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 91%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 33%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 96%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 94%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 91%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 9%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 33%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 96%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 91%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 91%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 94%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 60%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 31
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 20%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 100%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 9%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 83%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 20
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Fiscally Conservative Score A+
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 11%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 84%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 87%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 10
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 73%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 64%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action F
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 8%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 73%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 83%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 83%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 83%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 79%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 6%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
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 90%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 88%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 90%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 78%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 22%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 81%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 82%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 80%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 30%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 93%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 93%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 78%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 78%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 30%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 57.1%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 61%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 61%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 82
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 82
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 82
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 40%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 45%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 47%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 20%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 94%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 71%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 65%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 88%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 53%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2000 Concord Coalition - Positions 32%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 78%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 18%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 17%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 100%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 87%
1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 17%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 33%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 71%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 80%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 80%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 28
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 54%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 74%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 74%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 36%
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 0%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80%
1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 57%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 85%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 85%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 34%

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