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Mary L. Landrieu

Mary L. Landrieu's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Mary L. Landrieu
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for U.S. Senate
Primary Nov. 4, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 85%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 86%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 13%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 55%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 43%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 89%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 8%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 15%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 84%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 86%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 16%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 16%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 90%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 61%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 22%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 91%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 14%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 3%
2010 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 67%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 4%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 11%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 93%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 4%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 3%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 80%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 84%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 3%
2009 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 73%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 15%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 13%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 10%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 10%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 50%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 17%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 86
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 14%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 85%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 21%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 14%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 70
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 23%
2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Fiscally Conservative Score F
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 75%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 33%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 23%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 9%
2007 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 60
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 17%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score D
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 31%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 27%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action B
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 66%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 13%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 30%
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 17%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 19%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 19%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 11%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 53%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 60%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 27%
2005-2006 Partnership for America - Positions 70%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 35%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38%
2005 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 63%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 38%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 23%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 23%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 53%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 39%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 25%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 69%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 22%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 25%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 6%
2004 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 86%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 33%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 30%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 21%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 18%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 50%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 20%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 16%
2003 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 100%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 21%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 21%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 35
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 83%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 40%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 31%
2002 Emergency Committee for American Trade - Positions 57.1%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 26%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 26%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 41
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 41
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 41
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 78%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 9%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Concord Coalition - Positions 23%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 80%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 15%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 29%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 15%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 30%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 43%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 24%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 24%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 33%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 75%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 20%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 20%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 37%
2000 Concord Coalition - Positions 23%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 80%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 25%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 53%
1999-2000 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 17%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 22%
1999 American Farm Bureau Federation - Positions 80%
1999 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 20%
1999 Bread for the World - Positions 75%
1999 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10%
1999 Concord Coalition - Positions 18%
1999 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
1999 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
1999 National Foreign Trade Council - Positions 100%
1999 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 42%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
1999 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 14%
1999 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25
1999 United Seniors Association - Positions 10%
1998 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
1998 Bread for the World - Positions 67%
1998 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 11%
1998 Concord Coalition - Positions 40%
1998 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 100%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 9%
1998 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 9%
1998 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 36%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 40%
1997-1998 60 Plus Association - Positions 40%
1997-1998 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 58%
1997-1998 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 21%
1997 Bread for the World - Positions 80%
1997 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 20%
1997 Concord Coalition - Positions 60%
1997 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 50%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 39%
1997 National Taxpayers Union - Spending Score 39%
1997 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 38%

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