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Russell 'Russ' D. Feingold

Russell 'Russ' D. Feingold's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Russell 'Russ' D. Feingold

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 31%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 43%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 25%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 93%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 27%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 22%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 88%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 95%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 49%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 46%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 25%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 23%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 23%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 6%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 86
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 18%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 96%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax -1
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 40%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 36%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 20%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 13%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 34%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 100
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 25%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 39%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 16%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action A+
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 91%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 80%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2006 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 75%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 17%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 22%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 22%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 1%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 0%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 33%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 80%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 5%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 10%
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 33%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 13%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 20%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 20%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 35%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 23%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 10%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 92%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 100%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 86%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 22%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 22%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 28%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 70%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 7%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 13%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 44%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 40
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 40
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 40
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 0%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 43%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 43%
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 70%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 55%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 99%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 87%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 0%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 20%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 35%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 40%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 17%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 21%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 87%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 73%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 16%
2000 Concord Coalition - Positions 63%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 21%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 82%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 9%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 22%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 40%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 33%
1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 100%
1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 90%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 17%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 85
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 0%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 45%
1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 79%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 35%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 35%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 84%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 10%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 10%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 85%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 11%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 80%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 35%
1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 71%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 90%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 30%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 30%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 81%
1996 Bread for the World - Positions on Addressing World Hunger 71%
1996 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 56%
1996 Concord Coalition - Positions 45%
1996 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 6%
1995-1996 60 Plus Association - Positions 6%
1995-1996 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
1995-1996 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 14%
1995 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 44%
1995 Concord Coalition - Positions 52%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 24%
1995 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 24%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Taxes Score 100%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Budget Score 43%
1994 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Spending Score 58%

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