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Scott Garrett

Scott Garrett's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

Full Name: Scott Garrett
Current Office: U.S. House - District 5, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 5
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014

Social

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 86%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 72%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 72%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 20%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 7%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 6%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 4%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 4%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 20%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 74%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 16%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 25%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 13%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 75%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 72%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 19%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 9%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 10%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 21%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 14%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 85%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 90%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 85%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 90%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues A
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 14%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 94%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 94%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 10%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 67
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 88%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 88%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 87%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 87%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 0%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 93%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 92%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 90%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 14%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 20
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 91%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - 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 10%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 66%
2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues F
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 0
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 79%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 79%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 10%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 10
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 19%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 20%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 79%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 17
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 17
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 80%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 91%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 90%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 90%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
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 41%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 59%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 30%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 30%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 0%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 57%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 57%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 85%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 85%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 77%
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 37%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 37%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 71%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 87%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 0%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 11%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 0%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 13%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 93%
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 0%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 88%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 17%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 82%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 17%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 58%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 90%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 74%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 11%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2004 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 73%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 97%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 81%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 17%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 75%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 75%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 67%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 67%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -16
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 9%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 91%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 11%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 15%
2003 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 0%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 33%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 92%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 79%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 17%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
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 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 63%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 63%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%

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