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Joseph Heath Shuler

Joseph Heath Shuler's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Marriage, Family, and Children

Full Name: Joseph Heath Shuler

Marriage, Family, and Children

2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 47%
2011 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 60%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 50%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 46%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 50%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 100%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 60%
2010 Vote Kids - Positions 82%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 80%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 58%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 70%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 81%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 63%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 50%
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 0%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 33%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 82%
2008 Eagle Forum - Positions 40%
2007-2008 American Family Association - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Campaign for Working Families - Positions on Conservative Issues 76
2007-2008 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2007-2008 Family Research Council - Positions 100%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 American Academy of Family Physicians - Positions 100%
2007 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 80%
2007 Eagle Forum - Positions 82%
2007 Family Research Council - Positions 100
2007 League of Women Voters - Children's Health Issues Score 100%
2007 PFLAG, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays - Positions 0%
2007 Population Connection - Positions on Population Stabilization 0%
2007 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 100%

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