Congressman Gosar Receives “A” Rating and “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for Pro-taxpayer Voting Record on Fiscal Issues Scorecard

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Washington, June 2, 2020 | Rory Burke (202-225-2315) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) was honored by National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for having one of the strongest voting records in Washington, D.C. for supporting limited government, economic freedom, and low taxes. This year Gosar is one of only 48 members of House to have earned the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for their outstanding voting record during the 2019 Congressional session.

Gosar said, “Since taking office I have been clear on one thing: I will protect the taxpayers. I will not vote to increase taxes. Americans have been overtaxed for a generation, and until there are spending reforms and the elimination of massive waste and fraud in the federal government I will never vote to increase taxes.”

NTU included 142 House votes in the 2019 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.

“From record spending to record debt, 2019 was a tough year for our nation’s taxpayers,” said Pete Sepp, President of NTU. “Despite these metrics, taxpayers can take comfort that a principled elected official like Congressman Paul Gosar was working day in and day out to protect taxpayers’ interests in Washington. We all know actions speak louder than words, and this award is a testament to the often unsung efforts of lawmakers who care so much about correcting our government’s precarious fiscal future. We need real reform to our government’s budget and spending habits, and with Paul Gosar’s continued leadership, we can get there.”

The other Arizona members were ranked as follows:

 

Biggs

94%

A

Gallego

11%

F

Gosar

93%

A

Grijalva

15%

F

Kirkpatrick

7%

F

Lesko

85%

B+

O'Halleran

6%

F

Schweikert

88%

A

 

 

Stanton

9%

F

Since 1979, NTU has annually recognized Representatives and Senators who earn high voting scores to qualify them for the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award.” The NTU’s full 2019 congressional scorecard can be accessed here.

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