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Orrin G. Hatch

Orrin G. Hatch's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Orrin G. Hatch
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/1976
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 4%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 29%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 87%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 70%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 73%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 26%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 22%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 76%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 79%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 3%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 83%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 9%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 95%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 26%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 88%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 90%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 27%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 99%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 97%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 99%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 8%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 97%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 83%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 6%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 3%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 30%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 83%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 84%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 83%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 83%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 45%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 91%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 36
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 12%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 88%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 4%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 66%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 30
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 57%
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 22%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 25%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 69%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 80%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 75%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 62%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 33
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 27%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C+
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C+
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 72%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 82%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action D
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 41%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 47%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 74%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 74%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 19%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 66%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 12%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 70%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 0%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 85%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - 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 70%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 69%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 68%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 68%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 80%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 83%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 85%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 0%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 14%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 83%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 10%
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 72%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 50%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 72%
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 17%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 69%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 100%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 63%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 63%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 80
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 20%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 18%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 27%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 20%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 94%
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 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 94%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 88%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 33%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 95%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 79%
2000 Concord Coalition - Positions 20%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 0%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 84%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 18%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 17%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 97%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 100%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 66%
1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 8%
1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 17%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 17%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 52%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 16
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 100%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 90%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 67%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 55%
1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 30%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 57%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 57%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 28%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 70%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 70%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 17%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 75%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 58%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 10%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 70%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 70%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 22%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 14%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 64%
1996 Concord Coalition - Positions 62%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 20%
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 Concord Coalition - Positions 44%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 86%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 86%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 62%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 81%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%

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