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Robert C. Byrd

Robert C. Byrd's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Liberal

Full Name: Robert C. Byrd

Liberal

2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 60%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 36%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 36%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 50%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 55%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 48%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 59%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 50%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 87%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 87%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 55%
2008 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 20%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 69%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 66%
2008 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 78%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 94%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 25%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 50%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 25%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Right Wing Index Score 0%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 50%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2007 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 64.3%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 52%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 51%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 85%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 56
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 56
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2006 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
2006 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 15%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 92%
2006 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 70.5%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 66%
2006 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 51%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
2006 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 75%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 83%
2005-2006 Campaign for America's Future - Energy Score 83%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2005 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2005 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 55%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2005 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 76%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 60%
2005 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 55%
2005 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 66%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2005 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2004 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 90%
2004 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 67%
2004 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 93%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2004 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2003-2004 Democrats for Life of America - Positions 60%
2003-2004 Radical Middle - Positions 10%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2003 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 95%
2003 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 43%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2003 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 90%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 69%
2003 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 75%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 74%
2003 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 79%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2003 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 80%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2002 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2002 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 63%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 50%
2002 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 59%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2002 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2001-2002 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 62%
2001-2002 People for the American Way - Positions 62%
2001-2002 Radical Middle - Positions 0%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2001 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 85%
2001 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 87%
2001 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 87%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 61%
2001 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 47%
2000 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 75%
2000 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 90%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 59%
2000 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 57%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
2000 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 91%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
1999 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
1999 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 65%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 60%
1999 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 72%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 70%
1999 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 70%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
1998 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 80%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Defense/Foreign Policy Score 89%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 55%
1998 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 68%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 73%
1998 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 73%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
1997-1998 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 80%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
1997 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
1997 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 48%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
1996 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 70%
1996 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 100%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign\Defense Policy 66%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 74%
1996 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 67%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 87%
1996 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 87%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%
1995-1996 National Committee for an Effective Congress - Positions 85%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 20%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 30%
1995 The Libertarian Party - Positions 10%

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