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Jaime Herrera Beutler Receives “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for Fiscally Responsible Voting Record

Jaime is honored as one of 15 U.S. Representatives to receive a national award for consistently voting to protect taxpayers

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Washington, D.C. , September 21, 2017 | comments
U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler was honored this week by National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for fighting for American taxpayers by having a strong voting record on supporting lower taxes, limited government, and economic freedom. NTU yesterday named 15 U.S. representatives who earned the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for their outstanding voting record during the 2016 Congressional session.
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U.S. Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler was honored this week by National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for fighting for American taxpayers by having a strong voting record on supporting lower taxes, limited government, and economic freedom. NTU yesterday named 15 U.S. representatives who earned the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for their outstanding voting record during the 2016 Congressional session.

“I’ve consistently voted and supported legislation with Southwest Washington taxpayers in mind, doing whatever I can help them keep more of their hard-earned paycheck,” said Jaime. “Receiving this award is a reminder of our critical, ongoing responsibility to cut wasteful government spending and stretch taxpayers’ dollars as much as possible.”

NTU included 56 Senate and 236 roll-call votes in the 2016 scorecard. NTU’s rating program is designed to calculate a Member’s voting record on fiscal responsibility by evaluating every vote that has an impact on tax, spending, trade, and regulatory policy utilizing a methodical weighting system. No other fiscal policy scorecard is as comprehensive as NTU’s. This year, Jaime scored 85 percent on the group’s rating scale. In comparison, the House average was just 51 percent while the Senate’s average was 44 percent.

“To earn NTU’s Taxpayers’ Friend Award, a lawmaker’s voting record has to be the best of the best,” said Pete Sepp, President of NTU. “Congresswoman Herrera Beutler has demonstrated day in and day out the leadership taxpayers need to solve the most pressing fiscal problems facing America today. If every Member of Congress had voted as thoughtfully as Congresswoman Herrera Beutler, our nation’s financial future would be much brighter.”

NTU has recognized Representatives and Senators since 1979 who annually earn high voting scores to qualify them for the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award.” See NTU’s full 2016 congressional scorecard and further analysis here.  

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