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Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Barbara Boxer
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/03/1992
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 88%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 88%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 95%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 99%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 95%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 99%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 98%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 95%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 95%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 98%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 83%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 73%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 93%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Foreign) 85%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Economic) 85%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Social) 64%
2012 National Journal - Senate Liberal (Composite Score) 87%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 63%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 13%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 13%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 63%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 75%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 81%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 86%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 52%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 67%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 48%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 47%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 18
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 18
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 76%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 76%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 78%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 78%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 76%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 90%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2008 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 65%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 91%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 90%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 91%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 75%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 33%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 33%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 75%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 87%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 88%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 93%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 89.8%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 71
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 71
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 87%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 95%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 98%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 92%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 88%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 100%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 94%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 90%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 90%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 95%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 75%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 82%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 86%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 86%
2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 30%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 100%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 82%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 91%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 85%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 90%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 95%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 93%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 82%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 85%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 85%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 40%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 98%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 98%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 98%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 93%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 93%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 79%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 95%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 90%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 88%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 83%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 63%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 86%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 73%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 73%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 100%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 77%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 78%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 74%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 95%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 40%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 20%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 30%

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