NATIONAL TAXPAYERS UNION RANKS SANFORD IN TOP 3% OF LAWMAKERS

NATIONAL TAXPAYERS UNION RANKS SANFORD IN TOP 3% OF LAWMAKERS

 

CHARLESTON, SC – Congressman Mark Sanford (SC-1) received the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” from the National Taxpayers Union in their latest scorecard of the US Congress. The National Taxpayers Union analyzed 267 roll call votes for the 114th Congress, scoring them on how they affected the financial burden on taxpayers.

 

Pete Sepp, President of National Taxpayers Union noted, “Winning the Taxpayers’ Friend Award is no easy feat. It takes a daily commitment to cast principled votes that put the Americans who pay government’s bills first. Mark has proven he has what it takes to help make Washington work for taxpayers again.”

 

“Mark’s pro-taxpayer score was one of the best on all of Capitol Hill. Through his consistent voting record, he showed his colleagues the way to lower deficits, less burdensome taxes, and a stronger economy. If every Member of Congress had voted as conscientiously as Mark did last year, taxpayers could have looked forward to a much more prosperous future,” Sepp concluded.

 

“Run-away government spending remains a top priority for our office, specifically our commitment to looking at the costs of each bill before voting on it,” offered Rep. Sanford. “The National Taxpayers Union helps monitor hidden costs within each bill – and we appreciate their work to keep an eye out for taxpayers at home.”
 

The NTU annual rating has been referred to as the gold standard for fiscal scorecards, since it encompasses all votes that affect taxpayers. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have praised the consistent standard and integrity that the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” represents, and the rating continues to serve as a benchmark for fiscal accountability.

 

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