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Michael C. Burgess

Michael C. Burgess's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Michael C. Burgess
Current Office: U.S. House - District 26, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 26
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary March 4, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 10%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 10%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 13%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 85%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 84%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 82%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 12%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 85%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 85%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 88%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 5%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 92%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 84%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 84%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 17%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 84%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 93%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 86%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 13%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 84%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 17%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 30%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 88%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 79%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 17
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 90%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 56%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 14%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 74%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 91%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 30
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 94%
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 50%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 92%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 10
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 80%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 56%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 91%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action D
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 10%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 71%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 58%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 57%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 57%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 11%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 50%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 21%
2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 33%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 80%
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 92%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 76%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 66%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 66%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 37%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 61%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 85%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 11%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 25%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 85%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 71%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 71%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 68%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 14%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25%
2004 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 73%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 81%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 17%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%

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