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James 'Jim' David Matheson

James 'Jim' David Matheson's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

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

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 36%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 35%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 35%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 29%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 22%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 42%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 62%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 47%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 84%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 84%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 47%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 40%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 45%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 45%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 83%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 27%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 43%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 41%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 41%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 50%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 77%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 37%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 37%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 42%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 30%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 42%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 47%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 50%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 50%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 50%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 40%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 40%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 30%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 30%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 37%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 23%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 30%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 30%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 18%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 50%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 43%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 57%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 28%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 57%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 40%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 30%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 40%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 30%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 33%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues F
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 49%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 10%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 79%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 70%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 33%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 50%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 58%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 70%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 60%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 60%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 52%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 52%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 37%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 37%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 26
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 50%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 50%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 50%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 40%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 50%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 50%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 40%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 54%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 27%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 17%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 17%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 21%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 50%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 49%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 50%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 50%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 35%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 33%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 30%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 79%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 80
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 66%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 66%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 67%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 30%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 30%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 27%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 27%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 17%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 17%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 48%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 20%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 44%
2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues C+
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 75
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 80%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 80
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 41%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 12
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 12
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 0%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 66%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 48%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 51
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 51
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 36%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 36%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 30%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 0
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 45%
2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 17%
2006 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 50%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 14%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 57%
2006 Family Research Council - Positions 57%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 35%
2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 49%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 50%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2006 Secular Coalition for America - Positions 60%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 37%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 57%
2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 57%
2005-2006 ACT! for America - Positions 82%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 52%
2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 52%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 50%
2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 62%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 64%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 40%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 40%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 14%
2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 55%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 31%
2005-2006 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 66%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2005 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 56%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 25
2005 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Positions 0%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 13%
2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 47%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 38%
2005 Family Research Council - Positions 38%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 100
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 40%
2005 National Association of Social Workers - Positions on Professional Advocacy 25
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 65%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 72%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 55%
2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 44%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 58%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 55%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 60%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2005 The John Birch Society - Positions 13%
2004 American Humane Association - Positions 33%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2004 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 33%
2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 58%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 61%
2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 61%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 43%
2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 58%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2004 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 35%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 53%
2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 47%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 63%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 63%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 45%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring) 13%
2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 40%
2003-2004 ACT! for America - Positions 87.5%
2003-2004 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -6
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 57%
2003-2004 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 73%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 73%
2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 73%
2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 55%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2003 American Humane Association - Positions 33%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2003 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 55%
2003 Center for Reclaiming America - Positions 100%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 61%
2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 61%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 77%
2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 77%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 33%
2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 38%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 38%
2003 Family Research Council - Positions 38%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 30%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 65%
2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 40%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 59%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
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 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 50%
2003 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer) 50%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2002 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 50%
2002 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 42%
2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 27%
2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 34%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 65%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 50%
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 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 40%
2002 Vote Hemp - Positions on Industrial Hemp Policy Fence Sitter
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 American Humane Association - Positions 50%
2001-2002 American Muslims for Jerusalem - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy -2
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 34%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 55%
2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 55%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 40%
2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 40%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 70%
2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 31%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 77%
2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
2001 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 75%
2001 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 73%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 50%
2001 Family Research Council - Positions on Conservative Issues 50%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 65%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 63%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 57%
2001 National Youth Advocacy Coalition - Positions 66%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 37%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 35%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 60%

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