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William Lacy Clay, Jr.

William Lacy Clay, Jr.'s Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Government Operations

Full Name: William Lacy Clay, Jr.
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Democratic
First Elected: 11/2000
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for U.S. House - District 1
Primary Aug. 5, 2014

Government Operations

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 90%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 29%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 9%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 16%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 96%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 21%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 15%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 5%
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 100%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 4%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 11%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 94%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 5%
2009-2010 American Immigration Lawyers Association - U.S. House Score 100%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 95%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 1%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 1%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 0%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 5%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 3%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 3%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 0%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 14%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 95%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 4%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 10%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 4%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 10%
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 21%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 100%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 8%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2007-2008 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2007 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2007 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 5%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2%
2007 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 2%
2007 FreedomWorks - Positions 11%
2007 National Employment Lawyers Association - Positions 66%
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score F
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 18%
2007 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 38%
2007 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions on Poverty Action A+
2007 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2007 The Club for Growth - Positions 2%
2006 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2006 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2006 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 27%
2006 Church World Service - Positions 33
2006 FreedomWorks - Positions 8%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 19%
2006 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 19%
2006 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 78%
2006 The Club for Growth - Positions 17%
2006 The Retired Enlisted Association - Retired Military Benefits Issues Score 36%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 16%
2005-2006 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 16%
2005-2006 Citizens for Tax Justice - Positions 83%
2005-2006 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 16%
2005-2006 Population Action International - Positions on Reproductive Health 100%
2005 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 90%
2005 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 100%
2005 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 12%
2005 Church World Service - Positions 100
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 16%
2005 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 16%
2005 FreedomWorks - Positions 29%
2005 National Criminal Justice Association - Positions 58%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 18%
2005 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 18%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 18%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 79%
2005 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 48%
2005 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2005 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 88%
2005 United States Public Interest Research Group - Positions 86%
2004 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2004 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 20%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10%
2004 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 10%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 9%
2004 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 9%
2004 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 33%
2004 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 86%
2004 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003-2004 FreedomWorks - Positions 18%
2003-2004 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 0%
2003-2004 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 88%
2003 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2003 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 18%
2003 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 18%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2003 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 25%
2003 Population Action International - Positions 100%
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 45
2003 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2003 State PIRGs Working Together - Positions 86%
2003 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 40%
2002 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 86%
2002 American Benefits Council - Positions 0%
2002 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 0%
2002 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17%
2002 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 17%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 20%
2002 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 20%
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 25
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 25
2002 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Conservative Issues 25
2002 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 100%
2002 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 33%
2001-2002 American Bar Association - Positions 100%
2001-2002 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2001-2002 FreedomWorks - Positions 10%
2001-2002 National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare - Positions 100%
2001-2002 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 9%
2001 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 100%
2001 American Benefits Council - Positions 33%
2001 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 50%
2001 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 26%
2001 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 26%
2001 National Journal - Conservative on Foreign Policy Score 16%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11%
2001 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 11%
2001 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 28%
2001 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 91%
2001 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 64%
2000 American Benefits Council - Positions 0%
2000 Americans for Tax Reform - Positions 10%
2000 Bread for the World - Positions 100%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
2000 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 0%
2000 National Council of Senior Citizens - Positions 89%
2000 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions 18%
2000 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 57%
2000 Taxpayers for Common Sense - Positions 25%
1999-2000 American Bar Association - Positions 100%
1999-2000 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 9%
1999-2000 United Seniors Association - Positions 20%
1995-2004 American Immigration Lawyers Association - Positions 88%

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