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CCAGW Honors Rep. Ted Budd for Being a “Taxpayer Super Hero”

April 3, 2019

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 3, 2019--Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in Congress. Rep. Budd is one of the nine lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2018 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero.” He has earned 100 percent scores in each of his first two years in the House.

The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, highlights the voting records of all 535 members of Congress. It identifies members whose impeccable voting records helped protect and save the taxpayers’ money, earning them the honored title of “Taxpayer Super Hero,” and cites those who consistently voted against the fiscal interest of taxpayers.

CCAGW rates members of both chambers on a 0-100 percent scale. Members are placed in the following categories: 0-19 percent Hostile; 20-39 percent Unfriendly; 40-59 percent Lukewarm; 60-79 percent Friendly; 80-99 percent Taxpayer Hero; and 100 percent Taxpayer Super Hero. The 2018 Congressional Ratings scored 55 votes in the House of Representatives and 14 votes in the Senate.

“We applaud and wholeheartedly thank Rep. Budd for his tireless work on behalf of the taxpayers while serving in Congress,” said CCAGW President Tom Schatz. “He is only the second House member to earn a 100 percent in each of his first two years in office. His courageous votes to eliminate pork-barrel earmarks and make government more accountable should serve as an example to other members, challenging them to make good on promises to protect the fiscal interests of American taxpayers.”

“We have no doubt that Rep. Budd will continue to help lead the effort to eradicate wasteful spending and bring fiscal sanity to Washington,” added Schatz. “His constituents should be very proud of him.”

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, the nation’s largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.

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