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Timothy 'Tim' J. Ryan

Timothy 'Tim' J. Ryan's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Timothy 'Tim' J. Ryan
Current Office: U.S. House - District 13, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 13
Primary May 6, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 29%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 71%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 12%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 7%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 97%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 71%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 12%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 12%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 5%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 95%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 8%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 18%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 18%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 17%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 5%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 2%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 96%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 95%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 3%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 3%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 29%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 7%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 94%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 7%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 90
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
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 100%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 1%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 6%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 38%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action A+
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 14%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 0
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 12%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 78%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 9%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 64%
2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 78%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 75%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 13%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 12%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 50%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 17%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 75
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 75%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 15%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 94%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 77%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 33%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
2004 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 83%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 23%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 23%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 50
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 50
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 50
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2003 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%

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