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'Rep. McClintock Receives #1 Ranking and "Taxpayers' Friend Award" for Pro-Taxpayer Voting Record on Fiscal Issues Scorecard

May 25, 2021 12:00AM ● By Office of Congressman Tom McClintock News Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.(MPG) - Representative McClintock 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 Representative McClintock ranked #1 on NTU’s House scorecard and he is one of only 33 House members to have earned the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for his outstanding voting record during the 2020 Congressional session.

“I am honored to be recognized by the National Taxpayers Union as the best vote for taxpayers in the House,” said Representative McClintock.  “Protecting taxpayers’ interests has remained one of my top priorities during my time in Congress. It is essential to fight wasteful government spending and tax increases to preserve this country for generations to come.”

Representative McClintock has been a recipient of NTU Taxpayers' Friend Award eleven times, and he has received the #1 rating in the House four times.

NTU included 17 Senate votes and 178 House votes in the 2020 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.  This year Representative McClintock scored 96 percent on the group’s rating scale. In comparison, the House average was just 42 percent while the Senate’s average was just 27 percent.

“The pandemic created unprecedented challenges for our nation -- and for taxpayers,” said Pete Sepp, President of NTU. “Despite these difficult circumstances, taxpayers should know that Representative McClintock continued to support fiscal discipline and responsible governance. Now more than ever, we need leaders like Representative McClintock to get our nation’s finances back in order and help restore our prosperity. National Taxpayers Union thanks Representative McClintock for his efforts on behalf of the people who pay government's bills."

Since 1979, NTU has annually recognized Representatives and Senators who earn high voting scores to qualify them for the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award.”