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Vern Buchanan

Vern Buchanan's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: Vern Buchanan
Current Office: U.S. House - District 16, Republican
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 16
General Nov. 4, 2014

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 28%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 30%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 80%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 57%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 17%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 60%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 58%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 31%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 25%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 50%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 72%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 72%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 29%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 64%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 64%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 74%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 73%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 73%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 22%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 63%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 82%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 82%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 94%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 33%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 85%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 50%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 73%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 53%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 20%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 54%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 54%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 85%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 52%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 69%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 58%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 75%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 44
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 18%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 73%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 70%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 80%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 51%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 38%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 51%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 53%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C-
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 65%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 66%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 36%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 72%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 0%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 60%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 70%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 63%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 55%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 33%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score C
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 57%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 66%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action C
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 52%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 52%

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