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Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Mitch McConnell
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/06/1984
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 6%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 14%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 73%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 0%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 85%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 87%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 7%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 77%
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 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 78%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 91%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 91%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 27%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 88%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 96%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 7%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 90%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 91%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 5%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 7%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 86%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 77%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 88%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 95%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 14
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 95%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 6%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 69%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 69%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 43%
2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Fiscally Conservative Score A
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B-
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B-
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 33%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 67%
2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 80%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 74%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 74%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 59%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action F
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 8%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 53%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 22%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 92%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 19%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 87%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 0%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 67%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 67%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 0%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 67%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 67%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 75%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 75%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 75%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 75%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 83%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 75%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 90%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 10%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 0%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 69%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 69%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 71%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 71%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 80%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 20%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 86%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 90%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 76%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 76%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 8%
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 10%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 30%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 64%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 64%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 90
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 10%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 27%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 27%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 71%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 72%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 90%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 40%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 83%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 18%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 0%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 80%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 80%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 100%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 66%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 66%
1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 23%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 33%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 75%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 75%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 23
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 33%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 60%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 60%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 63%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 63%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 24%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 80%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 8%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 93%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 70%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 70%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 84%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 84%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 28%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 14%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 60%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 60%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 47%
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 14%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 68%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 86%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 86%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 71%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 86%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 54%

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