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William 'Bill' Cassidy

William 'Bill' Cassidy's Ratings and Endorsements

Full Name: William 'Bill' Cassidy
Current Office: U.S. House - District 6, Republican
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 12/02/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for U.S. Senate
Primary Nov. 4, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 6%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 10%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 77%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 21%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 64%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 76%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 8%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 53%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 77%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 77%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 7%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 74%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 74%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 22%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 67%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 89%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 85%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 33%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 82%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 86%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 3%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 10%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 75%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 64%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 84%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 28
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 89%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0

Business and Consumers

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Infrastructure) 70%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Other) 67%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 72%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores 84%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Taxes) 75%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Labor) 100%
2013-2014 Associated General Contractors of America - Lifetime Scores (Environment) 100%
2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2013-2014 National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Positions (House Only) 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Healthcare (House Only) 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Budget/Tax 100%
2013-2014 National Retail Federation - Positions: Labor 100%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 8%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 46%
2013 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2013 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 93%
2013 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 77%
2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions of 112th Congress 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 50%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2012 United States Chamber of Commerce - Lifetime Score 97%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 0
2011-2012 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 82
2011-2012 Financial Executives International - Positions 86%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 36%
2011-2012 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011-2012 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011-2012 National Retail Federation - Positions: International Trade 100%
2011-2012 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors-National Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions (House Only) 100%
2011 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 100%
2011 National Retail Federation - Positions 100%
2011 National Small Business Association - Positions 66%
2011 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 100%
2011 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2011 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2010 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 75%
2010 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 9%
2009-2010 American Council of Engineering Companies - Positions 50%
2009-2010 Associated General Contractors of America - Positions 87%
2009-2010 Independent Electrical Contractors - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 International Warehouse Logistics Association - Positions 80%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 9%
2009-2010 National Association for the Self-Employed - U.S. House Score 50%
2009-2010 National Association of Manufacturers - Positions 78%
2009-2010 National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 86%
2009-2010 National Retail Federation - Positions 75%
2009-2010 National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Positions 66%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 0%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 3%
2009-2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council - Positions 100%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 11%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 75%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 0%
2009 The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association - Positions 100%
2009 United States Chamber of Commerce - Positions 87%
2008-2011 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%
2008-2009 Louisiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions 60%
2007 Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) - Positions on Pro-Business Policy 54
2006-2007 Louisiana National Federation of Independent Business - Positions on Pro-Small Business Policy 67

Campaign Finance and Elections

2009-2010 Arab American Institute - Positions 0%

Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured June 17, 2014) 0%
2014 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (captured January 3, 2014) 0%
2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2014 Human Rights Campaign - Positions on Marriage 0%
2014 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 21%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 0%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 13%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions on Civil Rights 11%
2012 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Total Score 10%
2011-2012 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 0%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2011 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 15%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2009-2010 American Civil Liberties Union - Positions 25%
2009-2010 Human Rights Campaign - Positions 20%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 27%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 6%
2009-2010 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - Positions 11%
2009-2010 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 25%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -5%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 48%
2009 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Positions 28%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%

Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 58%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 78%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 70%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score 78%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 74%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (June 23, 2014) 58%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 74%
2014 Americans for Prosperity - Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 70%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Positions 100
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 67%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 67%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 67%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 68%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 68%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2013 American Conservative Union - Positions 80%
2013 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 85%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute - Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2013 National Journal - Conservative (Composite) 84%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 87%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 77%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 77%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 76%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 64%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 65
2012 American Conservative Union - Ratings of Congress 92%
2012 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 87%
2012 Catholic Advocate - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Eagle Forum - Positions 100%
2012 Family Research Council - Positions 66%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 53%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 66%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Economic) 90%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Foreign) 73%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Composite Score) 78%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 77%
2012 The Club for Growth - Positions 80%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 76%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 76%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 80%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity - Lifetime score 80%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 61%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 61%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 61%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 22%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 American Conservative Union - Positions 76%
2011 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 85%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 61%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 61%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 67%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 67%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 67%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 73%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 63%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 32%
2011 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 68%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 69%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 74%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 67%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75%
2011 The New American - Positions on Conservative Issues 75%
2010 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 90%
2010 American Conservative Union - Positions 91%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 89%
2010 National Journal - Conservative Composite Score 67%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 66%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 65%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 32%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 68%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 82%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (May 2010 - September 2010) 90%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 77%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 89%
2009-2010 Americans for Prosperity - Positions 89%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 81%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 86%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 75%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 75%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 71%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 64%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 64%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 71%
2009 American Conservative Union - Lifetime Score 88%
2009 American Conservative Union - Positions 88%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 39
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 90%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 90%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 75%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 75%
2009 National Journal - Composite Conservative Score 68%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy Score 71%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 68%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 84%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 64%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 64%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 84%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 89%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 60%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 60%
2008 Louisiana Family Forum - Positions on Conservative Values 100
2007 Louisiana Family Forum - Positions on Conservative Values 100
2001-2010 Keep America Safe - Positions 85%

Education

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 0%
2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2013 American Library Association - Positions 22%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 0%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 0
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 90%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 0%
2010 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 90%
2010 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 50%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 9%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 9%
2009-2010 School Nutrition Association - Positions (House Only) 0%
2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 26%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 11%
2009 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2009 National Education Association - Positions on Public Education Teaching Profession Issues F
2009 Population Connection - Committee Votes Score 0%
2009 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - U.S. House Score 100%

Environment

2013 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 17%
2013 Environment America - Positions 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 8%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 11%
2013 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 0%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 14%
2012 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 6%
2012 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean water (House Only) 14%
2011-2012 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 6%
2011-2012 Environment America - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 36%
2011-2012 League of Conservation Voters - Session Score 9%
2011-2012 National Parks Conservation Association - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 Environment America - Positions 6%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 11%
2011 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 19%
2011 Sierra Club - Positions on Clean Water (House Only) 25%
2011 Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) and-WILL - Positions (House Only) 15
2010-2011 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 10%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Lifetime Score 29%
2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 14%
2009-2010 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 29%
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 39
2009 ConservAmerica - Positions 39
2009 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions 0%
2009 Environment America - Positions 17%
2009 League of Conservation Voters - Positions 21%
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%

Foreign Affairs

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2014 Peace Action West - Positions (June 3, 2014) 19%
2013-2014 Council for a Livable World - Positions (House) 20%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 10%
2013 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 50%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy 77%
2013 Peace Action West - Positions (Nov. 20, 2013) 19%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2012 Armenian National Committee of America - Positions 31%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 33%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 13%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 20%
2012 Peace Action - Positions 4%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 92%
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 90%
2011-2012 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 17%
2011-2012 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights 56%
2011-2012 USA Engage - Positions 75%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2011 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score 27%
2011 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 17%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 32%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 63%
2011 Peace Action West - Positions 21%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 90%
2010 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score C-
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 33%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 65%
2010 Peace Action - Positions 25%
2010 Peace Action West - Positions 25%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Council for a Livable World - Positions 16%
2009-2010 PeacePAC - Positions (PeacePAC is sister organization of Council for a Livable World rating House Only) 16%
2009-2010 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -5%
2009-2010 USA Engage - Positions 40%
2009-2010 Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA) - Positions 10%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 100%
2009 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 25%
2009 Latin America Working Group - Positions 25%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 68%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 26%
2009 NewPolicy.org - Positions on International Middle East Policy Advocacy 0%
2009 Peace Action West - Positions 8%
2009 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score 0%
2009 United States Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation - Positions on International Middle East Human Rights -3%
2008 Resolve Uganda - Lifetime Score F
2007-2009 Citizens for Global Solutions - Global Issues Score C-
2006-2012 Global Exchange - Percent Loyalty to Finance, Insurance, Real Estate Lobby 100%

Government Operations

2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2013 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 6%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 10%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2013 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 76%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 67%
2013 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 76%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 64%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 8%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 53%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 77%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 77%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 7%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 71%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 71%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 74%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 74%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 22%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 67%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 89%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 33%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 82%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 86%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 3%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 92%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 75%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 81%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 84%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 64%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 28
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 89%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0

Health and Health Care

2014 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (June 4, 2014) 100%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured January 9, 2014 (reflect past 6 years' voting record) 0%
2014 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions (June 27, 2014) 0%
2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2013-2014 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 33%
2013 American Public Health Association - Positions 13%
2013 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 0%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 8%
2013 Food Policy Action - Positions 8%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Right to Life Committee - Positions (Jan. 14, 2014) 100%
2013 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured February, 2013 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
2012 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 25%
2012 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions captured June, 2012 (reflect voting records of past 6 years) 0%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 36%
2011-2012 Food Policy Action - Positions 36%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions 33%
2011 American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Veterinary Medical Assoctiation - Positions on Professional Advocacy 100%
2011 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 0%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2010 American Public Health Association - Positions 0%
2010 American Society for Radiation Oncology - U.S. House Score 100%
2010 National Association of Social Workers - House of Representatives Score 0%
2010 Planned Parenthood Action Fund - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Alzheimer's Impact Movement - Positions 33%
2009-2010 American Hospital Association - Positions 25%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Breast Cancer Coalition - Positions 0%
2009-2010 National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association - House of Representatives Score 0%
2009-2010 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 3%
2009-2010 St. Joseph Health System - Positions 0%
2009 AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Advocacy Association - Positions on AIDS Drug Assistance 0%
2009 American Nurses Association - Positions 0%
2009 American Public Health Association - Positions 22%
2009 American Society for Radiation Oncology - Positions 0%
2009 Association of University Centers on Disabilities - Positions 42%
2009 National Association of Social Workers - Positions 25%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%

Immigration

2014 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 100%
2014 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall Score (Jan. 7, 2014) 64%
2012 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Legislation Evaluation (House Only) 0%
2011-2012 Americans for Better Immigration - Positions 35%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 0%
2011-2012 The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans - Positions 17%
2011 Arab American Institute - Positions on Arab-American Issues 0%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Amnesty Enticements (Feb 11, 2013) 100%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Visa Lottery (Feb 11, 2013) 100%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence (Feb 11, 2013) 81%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border (Feb 11, 2013) 75%
2009-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Positions - Overall (Feb 11, 2013) 78%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 Federation for American Immigration Reform - Positions 100%
2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 26%
2009-2010 United States English - U.S. House Score 67%
2007-2010 National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute - Positions 0%
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration Rewards - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Visa Lottery - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Illegal Immigration at the Border - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Chain Migration - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Reduce Anchor Baby Citizenship - Career (Feb 11, 2013) %
1989-2013 NumbersUSA [Americans for Better Immigration] - Overall - Career (Feb 11, 2013) 78%

Labor Unions

2014 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2013-2014 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Positions (House) 0%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 11%
2013 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 10%
2013 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 21%
2013 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 15%
2012 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 11%
2012 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 11%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011-2012 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions (House) 100%
2011-2012 United Food & Commercial Workers - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 4%
2011 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Lifetime Score 8%
2011 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2011 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2010 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 7%
2010 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 0%
2010 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 0%
2010 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 25%
2010 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - House of Representatives Score 50%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
2009-2010 International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Positions 13%
2009-2010 International Foodservice Distributors Association - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Farmers Union - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 3%
2009 American Federation of Government Employees - Positions 15%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Positions 20%
2009 American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) - Lifetime Score 20%
2009 American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) - Positions 22%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 16%
2009 International Brotherhood of Boilermakers - Positions 0%
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 9%
2009 United Auto Workers - Positions 20%
2009 Women Employed - Positions 0%

Liberal

2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 31%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 31%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 9%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 5%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 5%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 6%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 6%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 6%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 6%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 9%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 21%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2013 National Journal - Liberal (Composite) 16%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Economic) 10%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Social) 34%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Foreign) 20%
2012 National Journal - House Liberal (Composite Score) 23%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 66%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 9%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 9%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 22%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 66%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2011 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 0%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 27%
2011 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 32%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 31%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 33%
2010 National Journal - Liberal Composite Score 33%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 33%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 52
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 52
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009-2010 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 0%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 3%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 3%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Composite Liberal Score 32%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 38%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy Score 29%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Foreign Policy Score 26%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%

Social

2014 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 0%
2014 Heritage Action for America - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 67%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
2014 The John Birch Society - Positions 65%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 68%
2014 The John Birch Society - Lifetime Score 68%
2013-2014 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2013-2014 Eagle Forum - Positions 86%
2013-2014 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score (Jan. 13, 2014) 31%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes 9%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Overall Positions 5%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 6%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch - Lifetime Score 6%
2013 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State - Positions 100%
2013 Bread for the World - Positions 10%
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 50%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy 87%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 0%
2013 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 30%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2013 The John Birch Society - Positions 70%
2012 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 10%
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 66%
2012 Friends Committee on National Legislation - Positions 13%
2012 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2012 National Journal - House Conservative (Social) 66%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 18%
2012 Open Doors USA - Positions 50%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
2012 The John Birch Society - Positions 68%
2011-2012 ACT! for America - Positions 92%
2011-2012 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America - Positions 61%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Liberal Action Score 9%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Conservative Action Score 66%
2011-2012 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Net Congressional Score 22%
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 20%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Concerned Women for America - Positions 100%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 0%
2011 Eagle Forum - Positions 61%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Family Research Council - Positions 90%
2011 Heritage Action for America - Positions (House Only) 67%
2011 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2011 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 69%
2011 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 31%
2011 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2011 Secular Coalition for America - Congressional Positions 14%
2011 The Children's Health Fund - Positions (House Only) 0%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Spring-Summer) 80%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75%
2011 The John Birch Society - Positions (Summer-Fall) 75%
2010 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 5%
2010 Eagle Forum - Positions 88%
2010 Liberty Central - Positions on Conservative Issues B
2010 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2010 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy 33%
2010 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 66%
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 26%
2009-2010 ACT! for America - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 77%
2009-2010 American Family Association - Positions 77%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 0%
2009-2010 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 91%
2009-2010 Children's Defense Fund - Positions 30%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Christian Coalition of America - Positions 90%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2009-2010 Concerned Women for America - Positions 86%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 81%
2009-2010 Family Research Council - Positions 81%
2009-2010 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Regressive Action Score 52
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 (November 2009 - June 2010) 75%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 71%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Session) 71%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (November 2009 - June 2010) 75%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 64%
2009-2010 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2010 64%
2009 Americans for Democratic Action - Positions 20%
2009 Campaign for Working Families - Positions 90%
2009 Eagle Forum - Positions 90%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 75%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 75%
2009 Irregular Times/Progressive Patriots/That's My Congress - Progressive Action Score 3%
2009 NARAL Pro-Choice America - Positions 0%
2009 National Journal - Conservative on Social Policy Score 62%
2009 National Journal - Liberal on Social Policy Score 38%
2009 National Right to Life Committee - Positions 100%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2009 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby - Positions 16%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 64%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 84%
2009 The Children's Health Fund - Positions 0%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 60%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (June 2009 - November 2009) 70%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (January 2009 - June 2009) 50%
2009 The John Birch Society - Positions (Full Year) 60%
2009 Vote Kids - Positions 26%

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