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Michael C. Burgess

Michael C. Burgess's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

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

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 89%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 89%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 80%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 83%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 89%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 89%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 83%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 80%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 100
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 88%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 88%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 88%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 75%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 66%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 66%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 94%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 92%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 85%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 78%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 54%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 87%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 84%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 82%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 75
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 96%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 94%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 91%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 74%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 59%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 63%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 85%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 89%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 74%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 74%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 87%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 87%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 90%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 79%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 79%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 79%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 20%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 94%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 83%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 76%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 80%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 92%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 90%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 90%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 90%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 91%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 66%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 84%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 84%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 84%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 89%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 84%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 84%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 89%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 84%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 95%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 20%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 79%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 79%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 80%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 71%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 84%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 94%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 89%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 89%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - 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 93%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 86%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 87%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 87%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 86%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 95%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 17
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 95%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 95%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 88%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 88%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 80%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 75%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 82%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 77%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 79%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 79%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 75%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 89%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 100%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 75%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 100%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 89%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 94%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 92%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 79%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 74%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 83%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 92%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 74%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 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 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 90%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 74%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 74%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 100%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 100%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2007 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 80%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 18%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 18%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 18%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 79.5%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 84%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 82%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 71%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 91%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 91%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 56%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 56%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 71%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 60%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 83%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 ConservAmerica - Positions 17
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 58%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 73%
2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 76.5%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 64%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 57%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 50%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 85%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
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 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 80%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 100%
2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 92%
2005 ConservAmerica - Positions 0
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 73%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 76%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 89%
2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 90%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 80%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 93%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 66%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 85%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 85%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 37%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 61%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 37%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 61%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 38%
2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 96%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 100%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 91%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 91%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 80%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 76%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 71%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 68%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 68%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 38%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 70%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 70%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 38%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 73%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 60%
2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 100%
2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 92%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 92%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 68%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 87%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 80%
2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 81%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
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 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 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 63%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 63%
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 100%

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