Senator David B. Vitter's Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: David B. Vitter
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2004
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Wendy; 4 Children: Sophie, Lise, Airey, Jack
Birth Date: 05/03/1961
Birth Place: New Orleans, LA
Home City: Metairie, LA
Religion: Roman Catholic
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2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 11% 2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0% 2013 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91% 2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 91% 2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 80% 2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 15% 2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 83% 2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 78% 2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 22% 2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 13% 2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 17% 2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 92% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 77% 2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 77% 2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 20% 2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0% 2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10% 2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89% 2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 32% 2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 94% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90% 2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90% 2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 9% 2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 90% 2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92% 2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 64% 2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 95% 2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 21% 2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 89% 2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 91% 2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10% 2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 14% 2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89% 2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 69% 2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 100% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88% 2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 91% 2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 60% 2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 14 2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12% 2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 90% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 15% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 30% 2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 1 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 66% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79% 2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 50 2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 64% 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A 2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A 2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 11% 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25% 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 90% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 90% 2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100% 2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 22% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 74% 2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 0 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 67% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+ 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+ 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 62% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95% 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 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 92% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 77% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 77% 2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 35% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 58% 2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95% 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 85% 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 58% 2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 13% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 88% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 70% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 70% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 65% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 85% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 8% 2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 10% 2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 13% 2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100% 2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84% 2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 74% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 74% 2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0% 2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 12% 2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 75% 2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 64% 2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97% 2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0% 2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10% 2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100% 2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 73% 2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 62% 2003 Population Action International - Positions 0% 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80 2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0% 2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 60% 2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100% 2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79% 2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 100% 2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59% 2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 59% 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 85 2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0% 2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 17% 2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 33% 2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 25% 2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 85% 2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 31% 2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 94% 2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0% 2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 100% 2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100% 2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 77% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 85% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 66% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 66% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 75% 2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25% 2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 18% 2000 American Benefits Council - Positions 100% 2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90% 2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 75% 2000 Concord Coalition - Positions 33% 2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 69% 2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14% 2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 33% 1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 44% 1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 85% 1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 100% 1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 86% 1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 64% 1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0% 1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 66% 1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 14% 1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 33% 1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 83% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 50% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 50% 1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 26 1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%

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