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Michael 'Mike' G. Fitzpatrick

Michael 'Mike' G. Fitzpatrick's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: Michael 'Mike' G. Fitzpatrick
Current Office: U.S. House - District 8, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 8
Primary May 20, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 60%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 43%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 47%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 53%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 42%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 42%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 15%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 7%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 37%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 62%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 62%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 47%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 5%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 62%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 67%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 67%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 28%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 43%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 56%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 29%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 20%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 71%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 47%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 13%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 53%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 47%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 47%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 35%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 45%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 69%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 80%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 50%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 50%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 81%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 83%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 89%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 75%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 75%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 60%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 91%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 82%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 0
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 82
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 57%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 75%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 92%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 92%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 95%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 50%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 50%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 90%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 85%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 83%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2006 Consumer Action - Positions 0%
2006 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 75%
2006 Population Connection - Positions 29%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 56%
2006 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 50%
2005-2006 American Association of University Women - Positions 50%
2005-2006 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 71%
2005 American Association of University Women - Positions 50%
2005 Business-Industry Political Action Committee - Positions 57%
2005 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 50%
2005 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 70%
2005 Population Connection - Positions 17%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2005 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 75%
2005 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 74%
1999-2006 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association - Positions 60%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 10%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 31%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 7%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 15%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 15%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 23%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 5%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 44%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 60%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 5%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 25%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A
2005-2006 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 36%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 13%
2005 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 33%
2005 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 35%
2005 National Organization for Women - Positions 29%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 50%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 57%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 57%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 50%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 32%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 32%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 32%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 0%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 43%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 47%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 48%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 49%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 50%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 42%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 42%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 58
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 56%
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 52%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 37%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 47%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 49%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 55%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 45%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 62%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 58%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 57%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 64%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 64%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 57%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 47%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 47%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 47%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 40%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 64%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 57%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 62%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 52%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 52%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 52%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 48%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 49%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 67%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 43%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 70%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 60%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 71%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 100
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 53%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 53%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 55%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 47%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 47%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 45%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 45%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 35%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 35%

Foreign Affairs

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 60%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 50%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 19%
2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 90%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 4%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 38%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 17%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 53%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 18%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 33%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 44%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 75%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 13%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 18%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 54%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 46%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 26%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 0%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2006 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score B-
2006 Peace Action West - Positions 42%
2006 United To End Genocide - Positions on Darfur A
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 82%
2005-2006 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 53%
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 0%
2005 Latin America Working Group - Positions 13%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 34%
2005 Peace Action - Positions 33%
2005 PeacePAC - Positions 38%

Government Operations

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 60%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 43%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 42%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 42%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 15%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 37%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 62%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 62%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 47%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 50%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 62%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 67%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 67%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 28%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 43%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 56%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 29%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 71%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 47%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 47%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 53%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 47%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 47%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 35%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 45%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%

Health and Health Care

2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 0%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 67%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 69%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 69%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 80%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 25%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 57%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 57%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 33%
2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2006 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 56%
2005-2006 American Hospital Association - Positions 89%
2005 American Public Health Association - Positions 38%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%

Labor Unions

2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 80%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 35%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 40%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 38%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 31%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 31%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 14%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 14%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 42%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 56%
2005-2006 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions 33%
2005 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 31%
2005 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 47%
2005 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 13%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 50%
2005 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 50%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2005 United Auto Workers - Positions 21%
2005 United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers - Positions 17%

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 26%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 26%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 16%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 23%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 23%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 16%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 16%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 16%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 22%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 22%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 53%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 51%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 52%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 54%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 53%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 44%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 51%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 30%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 51%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 40%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 51%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 30%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 52%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 51%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 50%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 50%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 20%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 27%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 25%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 25%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 53%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 47%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 34%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 46%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 5%

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 32%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 26%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 22%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 23%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 16%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 16%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 60%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 57%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 51%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 48%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 7%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 33%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 55%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 75%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 60%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 47%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 30%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 51%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 40%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 89%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 96%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 5%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 53%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 52%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
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) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 70%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 100%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 10%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 23%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 82%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 50%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 27%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 27%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 30%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 11%
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 0%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 13%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 85%
2005 Mennonite Central Committee - Positions 22%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 25%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 47%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 53%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 45%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 35%

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