CCAGW Honors “Taxpayer Super Heroes” in Louisiana

WASHINGTON--()--Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Sens. David Vitter (R-La.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) for their relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in Congress. Sens. Vitter and Cassidy were two of the 17 lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2015 Congressional Ratings, making them each a “Taxpayer Super Hero.” Since Sen. Vitter was elected in 2004, he has a lifetime rating of 84 percent, while Sen. Cassidy earned a perfect score during his first year in the Senate.

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,” while it cites members 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% Hostile; 20-39% Unfriendly; 40-59% Lukewarm; 60-79% Friendly; 80-99% Taxpayer Hero; and 100% Taxpayer Super Hero. The 2015 Congressional Ratings scored 100 votes in the House of Representatives and 35 votes in the Senate.

“We applaud and wholeheartedly thank Sen. Vitter and Sen. Cassidy for their hard work on behalf of the taxpayers while serving in Congress,” said CCAGW President Tom Schatz. “Their courageous votes to cut wasteful spending and make government more accountable should serve as an example to other members, encouraging them to make good on their promises to protect the fiscal interests of American taxpayers.”

“We have no doubt that Sens. Vitter and Cassidy will continue to help lead the effort to end wasteful spending and reduce the growing national debt,” added Schatz. “Their constituents should be very proud of them.”

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.

Contacts

CCAGW
Curtis Kalin, 202-467-5318

Release Summary

Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste applauded Sens. David Vitter (R-La.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) for their unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers.

Contacts

CCAGW
Curtis Kalin, 202-467-5318