WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren was one of only 66 members named a “Taxpayers Friend” by the National Taxpayers Union for his votes this session in support of lower taxes, limited government and economic freedom, according to a news release.
“Only lawmakers with a voting record that is the best of the best will earn NTU’s Taxpayers’ Friend Award,” National Taxpayers Union President Pete Sepp said in the release. “Randy has demonstrated a tireless commitment to supporting taxpayers’ interests in Washington and a dedication to solving the government’s tax-and-spend problems with action rather than just words. Fixing America’s budget problems takes hard work, and Randy has been doing that work every single day.”
“It is gratifying to receive this recognition from one of the premier taxpayer watchdog groups for my commitment to reducing the burden on taxpayers and shrinking the size, scope and cost of the federal government,” said Hultgren, who received an “A” rating from National Taxpayers Union.
National Taxpayers Union included 198 House votes in the 2017 scorecard. Its rating program is designed to calculate a member’s voting record on fiscal responsibility by evaluating every vote that has an impact on the federal budget through a methodical weighting system.
National Taxpayers Union has recognized U.S. representatives and senators since 1979 who annually earn high voting scores to qualify them for the Taxpayers’ Friend Award.
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