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Carl Levin

Carl Levin's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Carl Levin
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/1978
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 98%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 3%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 97%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 7%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 7%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 8%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 8%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 11%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 7%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 7%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 91%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 5%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 93%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. Senate Score 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 96%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 99%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 4%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 4%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 9%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 17%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 55%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 3%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 100%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax -1
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 21%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 21%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 7%
2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 3%
2007-2008 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 60%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
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 - Economic Liberties Score 11%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 24%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action A+
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 83%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 7%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 88%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 17%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 13%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 13%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 5%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 29%
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 100%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 87%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 7%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 7%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 20%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 40%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 92%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 30%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 91%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 19%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 19%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 18%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 21%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 8%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 18%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 18%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 30
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 30
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 30
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 81%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 31
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 31
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 31
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 9%
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 0%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 14%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 6%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 10%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 93%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 40%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 21%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 21%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 20%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 65%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 100%
1999-2000 Home School Legal Defense Association - Positions 40%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 11%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 60%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 14%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 14%
1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 50%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 7%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 7%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 45
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 0%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 0%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 67%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 35%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 35%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 16%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 16%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 48%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 0%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 0%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 92%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 15%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 90%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 13%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 13%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 38%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 71%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 24%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 90%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 77%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 0%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 0%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 7%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 16%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 16%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 5%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Deregulation Score 0%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 8%

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