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James 'Jim' David Matheson

James 'Jim' David Matheson's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: James 'Jim' David Matheson
Current Office: U.S. House - District 4, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 52%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 48%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 52%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 41%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 40%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 64%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 60%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 45%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 61%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 61%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 53%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 42%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 60%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 44%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 37%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 31%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 47%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 47%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 72%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 35%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 47%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 39%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 69%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 33%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 31%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 53%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 66%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 17%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 30%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 30%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 35%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 83
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 63%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 49%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 65%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 33%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 39%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 80
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 50%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 76%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 83%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 39%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 22%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 30%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 80
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 36%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action A
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 73%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 10%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 59%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 75%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 47%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 47%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 56%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 47%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 43%
2006 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 89%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 50%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 60%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 32%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 31%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 38%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 13%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 53%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 37%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 37%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 60%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 44%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 75%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 35%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 36%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 43%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 29%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 29%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 45%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 71%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25%
2004 United States Women's Chamber of Commerce - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 36%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 28%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 30%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 40%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 34%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 33%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 30%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 30%
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 79%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 70%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 40%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 35%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 75%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 27%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 27%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 49
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 49
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 49
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 70%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 25%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 92%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 28%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 60%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 100%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 25%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 41%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 37%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 91%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 45%

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