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Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Social

Full Name: Michele Bachmann
Current Office: U.S. House - District 6, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014

Social

2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 82%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 6%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 4%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 4%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 4%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 20%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 36%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 87%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 100%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 100%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 7%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 82%
2012 National Organization for Marriage - Presidential Candidates 100%
2012 National Organization for Marriage - Presidential Candidates 100%
2012 National Organization for Marriage - Presidential Candidates 100%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 25%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Accepts Evolution 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Attitude Toward Nontheists 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Religious Refusal Laws 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Taxpayer Funding of Religion 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Religious Discrimination & Civil Rights 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: God, Faith & Governance 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Scientifically Based Regulations & Leislation 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Endorsements & Associations 0%
2012 Secular Coalition for America - Presidential Candidate Scorecard: Church & State Separation 0%
2012 Susan B. Anthony List - Presidential Candidates 100%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 77%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 77%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 42%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 95%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 93%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 91%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 70%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 17%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 5%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2011 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 10%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 92%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 38%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 75%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 100%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 0%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 90%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 90%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues A
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 12%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 81
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 0%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 88%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 87%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 88%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 87%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 80%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 0%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 89%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 10%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 86%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 90%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 90%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 12%
2008 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 40
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2008 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 15%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2008 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 33%
2007-2008 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 100
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 10%
2007-2008 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Oath of Office Score 0%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Progressive Democrats of America - Positions 66%
2007-2008 Secular Coalition for America - Positions on Secular Issues F
2007-2008 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 8
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 72%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 72%
2007 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 20%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 10
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 18%
2007 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 85%
2007 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 9%
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 15
2007 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions on Social Justice and Peace 15
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 69%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 96%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 70%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 70%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2006 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Positions 87%
2005-2006 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Conservative Action Score 43%
2004 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Positions 81
2003-2004 Joint Religious Legislative Coalition - Positions 0%
2003 Legislative Evaluation Assembly of Minnesota, Inc. - Positions 71%
2001-2002 Joint Religious Legislative Coalition - Positions 20%

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