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Stephen 'Steve' J. Scalise

Stephen 'Steve' J. Scalise's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Budget, Spending and Taxes

Full Name: Stephen 'Steve' J. Scalise
Current Office: U.S. House - District 1, Republican
First Elected: 05/03/2008
Last Elected: 12/02/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Announced, Republican for U.S. House - District 1
Primary Nov. 4, 2014

Budget, Spending and Taxes

2013 Bread for the World - Positions 10%
2013 FreedomWorks - Positions 81%
2013 National Journal - Conservative on Economic Policy 91%
2013 National Journal - Liberal on Economic Policy 8%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions 84%
2013 The Club for Growth - Positions (lifetime) 90%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2012 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 9%
2012 Bread for the World - Positions 0%
2012 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 7%
2012 FreedomWorks - Positions 85%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 82%
2012 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 82%
2012 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6%
2012 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2011 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 0%
2011 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 84%
2011 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions 6%
2011 FreedomWorks - Positions 89%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 80%
2011 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 80%
2011 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 6%
2011 The Club for Growth - Positions 84%
2010 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 89%
2010 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2010 National Taxpayers Union - Positions on Tax and Spending 89%
2010 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 13%
2010 The Club for Growth - Positions 98%
2009-2010 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 95%
2009-2010 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 10%
2009 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 18%
2009 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 94%
2009 FreedomWorks - Positions 95%
2009 Heritage Alliance - Positions 94%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 89%
2009 National Taxpayers Union - Positions 89%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Positions on Personal Liberties 81%
2009 Republican Liberty Caucus - Economic Liberties Score 100%
2009 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 13
2009 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2009 The Club for Growth - Positions 92%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Positions 29%
2008 Alliance for Retired Americans - Lifetime Score 29%
2008 Americans for Fair Taxation - Positions on the FairTax 0
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Lifetime Score 90%
2008 Citizens Against Government Waste - Positions 90%
2008 Drum Major Institute for Public Policy/TheMiddleClass.org - Positions on Middle Class Advocacy 38
2008 FreedomWorks - Positions 100%
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2008 National Taxpayers Union - Fiscally Conservative Score B+
2008 Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law - Positions 31%
2008 Service Employees International Union (SEIU) - Positions 0%
2008 The Club for Growth - Positions 93%
2007-2008 National Tax Limitation Committee - Positions 100%

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