Vice President Joseph 'Joe' Robinette Biden, Jr.'s Special Interest Group Ratings

Biographical

Full Name: Joseph 'Joe' Robinette Biden, Jr.
Current Office: Vice President, Democratic
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jill; 4 Children: Beau, Hunter, Ashley, Naomi (deceased)
Birth Date: 11/20/1942
Birth Place: Scranton, PA
Home City: Wilmington, DE
Religion: Roman Catholic
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Conservative

2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 14% 2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 14% 2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 15.2% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 36% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0% 2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0% 2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 17% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 9% 2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 9% 2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 17% 2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 17% 2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9% 2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 7% 2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 7% 2007 Family Research Council - Positions 0 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 5% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 5% 2007 GOPUSA - Positions 5% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 13% 2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 5.8% 2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 0% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 49% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 49% 2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 17% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 10% 2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 10% 2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 33 2006 American Conservative Union - Positions 4% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 33% 2006 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 33% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 11% 2006 Eagle Forum - Positions 11% 2006 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 17% 2006 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 22.5% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 34% 2006 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 26% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 1% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 10% 2006 The John Birch Society - Positions 10% 2006 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 20% 2005-2006 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 4% 2005-2006 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 4% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Concerned Women for America - Positions 0% 2005-2006 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0% 2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 0% 2005 American Conservative Union - Positions 8% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 25% 2005 Eagle Forum - Positions 25% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 26% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 15% 2005 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 10% 2005 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 20% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 10% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 23% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 23% 2004 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 2004 American Family Association - Positions 0% 2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 25% 2004 Christian Action Network - Lifetime Score 12% 2004 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 16% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 25% 2004 Eagle Forum - Positions 25% 2004 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 29% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 30% 2004 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 0% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 26% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 26% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 20% 2004 The John Birch Society - Positions (Fall) 20% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 3% 2003-2004 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 3% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 20% 2003-2004 Concerned Women for America - Positions 20% 2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2003-2004 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 17% 2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 6% 2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 40% 2003-2004 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 0% 2003 American Conservative Union - Positions 26% 2003 American Family Association - Positions 33% 2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2003 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 0% 2003 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 16% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 17% 2003 Concerned Women for America - Positions 17% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 10% 2003 Eagle Forum - Positions 10% 2003 Family Research Council - Positions 0% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 35% 2003 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 25% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 10% 2003 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 22% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15% 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 31 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 31 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 31 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 31 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 31 2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 31 2002 American Conservative Union - Positions 10% 2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 25% 2002 Eagle Forum - Positions 25% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 5% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 30% 2002 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 34% 2002 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 25% 2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15% 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 32 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 32 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 32 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 32 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 32 2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 32 2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 5% 2002 The John Birch Society - Positions 5% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 7% 2001-2002 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 7% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25% 2001-2002 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25% 2001-2002 Family Research Council - Positions 11% 2001-2002 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 0% 2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0% 2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 50% 2001-2002 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 38% 2001 American Conservative Union - Positions 12% 2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5% 2001 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 0% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 3% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 15% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 7% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 17% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 17% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 10% 2001 The John Birch Society - Positions 10% 2000 American Conservative Union - Positions 16% 2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80% 2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 25% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 57% 2000 Concerned Women for America - Positions 57% 2000 Family Research Council - Positions 50% 2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 100% 2000 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 100% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 30% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 0% 2000 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 28% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 23% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 23% 2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 18% 2000 The John Birch Society - Positions 18% 1999-2000 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 31% 1999-2000 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 22% 1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14% 1999-2000 The Cato Institute - Trade Barrier Votes Score 73% 1999 American Conservative Union - Positions 4% 1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0% 1999 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 0% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 17% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 0% 1999 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38% 1999 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 25% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 9% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 17% 1999 The John Birch Society - Positions 17% 1998 American Conservative Union - Positions 4% 1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 35% 1998 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 21% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 15% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 15% 1998 The John Birch Society - Positions 15% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 40% 1997-1998 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 27% 1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25% 1997-1998 Concerned Women for America - Positions 25% 1997-1998 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 40% 1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14% 1997-1998 The Cato Institute - Trade Subsidy Votes Score 60% 1997 American Conservative Union - Positions 16% 1997 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 57% 1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 10% 1997 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 10% 1997 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 42% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 34% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 15% 1997 The John Birch Society - Positions 15% 1996 American Conservative Union - Positions 20% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 39% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 38% 1996 National Journal - Conservative on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 7% 1996 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 43% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 29% 1995-1996 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 15% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75% 1995-1996 Concerned Women for America - Positions 75% 1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 29% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 25% 1995-1996 The John Birch Society - Positions 25% 1995 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 13% 1995 American Conservative Union - Positions 17% 1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20% 1995 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20% 1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 30% 1994 American Conservative Union - Positions 0% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions on Agriculture 50% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 0% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Trade Score 50% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Environment Score 25% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Total Score 11% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 11% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 0% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 8% 1993 American Conservative Union - Positions 21% 1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20% 1993 Legion for the Survival of Freedom, Inc. (formerly Liberty Lobby) - Positions 20% 1991-1992 Christian Voice - Positions 7%

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