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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2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 96% 2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 22% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 22% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0% 2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0% 2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Fiscally Conservative Score F 2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 0% 2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50% 2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3% 2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0% 2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0% 2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 100% 2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F 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 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 83% 2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 17% 2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100% 2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10% 2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 17% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11% 2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11% 2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 93% 2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 1% 2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 24% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17% 2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17% 2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 100% 2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3% 2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100% 2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80% 2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10% 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17% 2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17% 2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 75% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 10% 2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 10% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 5% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40% 2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 23% 2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 92% 2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 40% 2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 77% 2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 25% 2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 21% 2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 21% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15% 2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15% 2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 26% 2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 60% 2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 0% 2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 6% 2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100% 2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 89% 2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5% 2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 33% 2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 33% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15% 2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15% 2003 Population Action International - Positions 100% 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 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 90% 2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0% 2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10% 2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0% 2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0% 2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 15% 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 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 27% 2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 100% 2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100% 2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0% 2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100% 2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 0% 2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5% 2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15% 2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15% 2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 3% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 7% 2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 7% 2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 17% 2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 33% 2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 25% 2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 26% 2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 26% 2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 90% 2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 23% 2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100% 2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 76% 1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 100% 1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 100% 1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100% 1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14% 1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 11% 1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 40% 1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5% 1999 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15% 1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15% 1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100% 1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 9% 1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 9% 1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 41 1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 0% 1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0% 1998 Bread for the World - Positions 100% 1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11% 1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11% 1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 15% 1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 15% 1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 36% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 40% 1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 40% 1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 75% 1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14% 1997 Bread for the World - Positions 40% 1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 32% 1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 32% 1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 80% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 34% 1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 34% 1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 44% 1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 43% 1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 44% 1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 44% 1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 80% 1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 53% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 29% 1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 29% 1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 79% 1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 29% 1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15% 1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15% 1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 30% 1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 30% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 8% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 11% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 0% 1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 0%

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