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Daniel R. Coats

Daniel R. Coats's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Daniel R. Coats
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 7%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 14%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 62%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 77%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 22%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 11%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 83%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 75%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 5%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 50%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 69%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 77%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 77%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 18%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 4%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 16%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 83%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 86%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 86%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 36%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 96%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 44%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 43%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 78%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 78%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 0%
1996 Concord Coalition - Positions 89%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 100%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 7%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
1995 Concord Coalition - Positions 52%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 90%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 90%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 77%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 76%

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