WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in Congress. Sen. Daines was one of the 17 lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2015 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero.” Since he was first elected in 2014, he begins his tenure in the Senate with a lifetime rating of 100 percent.
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. Daines for his hard work on behalf of the taxpayers while serving in Congress,” said CCAGW President Tom Schatz. “His 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 promises to protect the fiscal interests of American taxpayers.”
"Fighting to reduce the size of government to make it work more efficiently and effectively for hardworking taxpayers is my top priority,” Senator Daines stated. “I’m honored to be recognized by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste for my role in fighting to rein in out of control fiscal spending and put our country back on the path toward fiscal health."
“We have no doubt that Sen. Daines will continue to help lead the effort to end wasteful spending and reduce the growing national debt,” added Schatz. “His constituents should be very proud of him.”
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.