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Joseph Heath Shuler

Joseph Heath Shuler's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Conservative

Full Name: Joseph Heath Shuler

Conservative

2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 45%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 31%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 80%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 66%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 16%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 45%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 41%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 43%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 44%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 34%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 25%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 19%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 15%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 19%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 47%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 47%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 46%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 46%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 18%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 18%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 18%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 53%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 70%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 25%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 28%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 44%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 33%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 33%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 33%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 44%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 41%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 41%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 37%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 62%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 71%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 28%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 9%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 28%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 22%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 22%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 28%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 28%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 29%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 22%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 44%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 47%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 45%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 53%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 58%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 23%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 38%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 22%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 22%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 37%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 37%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 58%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 58%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 72%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 72%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 81%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 66%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 34%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 26%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 26%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 27%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 30%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 30%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 27%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 24%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 31%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 63%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 63%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 24%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 26%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 54%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 60%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 48%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 55%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 75%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 55%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 26%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 55%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 26%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 27%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 40%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 25%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 10%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 25%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 40%
2008 American Conservative Union - Positions 24%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 33%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 50%
2008 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 48.7%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 52%
2008 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 22%
2007-2009 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 28%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2007-2008 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 5%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 76
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 76
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Concerned Women for America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 85%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 16%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2007-2008 The John Birch Society - Positions 28%
2007 American Conservative Union - Positions 44%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9%
2007 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 9%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 82%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 82%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 GOPUSA - Positions 7%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 45%
2007 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 50.3%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 56%
2007 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 50%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 6%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 46%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 46%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 6%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 0%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 The John Birch Society - Conservative Index Score 40%
2007 Traditional Values Coalition - Positions 50
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 47%

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Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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