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Eric I. Cantor

Eric I. Cantor's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Eric I. Cantor
Current Office: U.S. House - District 7, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Education Categories MS, Columbia University, 1989 Higher Education JD, College of William and Mary School of Law, 1988 Higher Education,Legal BA, George Washington University, 1985 Higher Education

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 17%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 17%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 1%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 2%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 2%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 1%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 2%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 20%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 35%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 15%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 20%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 17%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 18%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 9%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 9%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 68%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 0%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 68%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 0%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 16%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 20%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 27%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 18%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 26%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 18%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 63
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 63
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 3%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 3%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 8%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 12%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 13%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 9%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 9%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 8%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 15%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 9%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 26%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 25%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 5%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 5%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 66%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 66%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 17%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 4%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 12.2%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 15
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 15
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 17%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 17.5%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 16%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 11%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 40%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 0%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Economic Issues 25%
2005-2006 Freedom Democrats - Positions on Social Issues 13%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2005 Hope for Peace and Justice - Positions 0
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 5%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 12%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 12%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 11%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 9%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 5%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 0%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 20%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 13%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 10%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 0%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 5%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 11%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 8%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 9%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 10%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 0%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 0%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 15%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 3%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 3%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 33%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 0%

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