(Congressman Russ Fulcher Press Release, June 3, 2021)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Russ Fulcher was honored by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for maintaining one of the strongest voting records in Congress, supporting limited government, economic freedom, and low taxes. Congressman Fulcher is one of only 22 House members to have been awarded the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for their exceptional voting record during the 2020 Congressional session.
Congressman Fulcher commented, “I promised my constituents that as their representative in Congress, I would fight on their behalf to support reducing spending and opposing higher taxes. It is truly an honor to receive this “A” rating from the National Taxpayers Union. As cities across the nation begin the next phase of normalcy, it is important to look toward the future and ensure that taxpayers continue to be at the forefront of all decision-making in Washington. Thank you to the National Taxpayers Union for all of your work to represent not only American taxpayers now, but those in the future who will be left with the bill for the current out of control spending.”
NTU’s rating system is designed to calculate a Member’s voting record on fiscal responsibility by evaluating each vote that has an impact on tax, spending, trade, and regulatory policy with a methodical weighting system. NTU included 178 House votes on the 2020 fiscal policy scorecard. This year, Congressman Fulcher scored 92 percent on the group’s rating scale. In comparison, the House average was just 42 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 Fulcher continued to support fiscal discipline and responsible governance. Now more than ever, we need leaders like Congressman Fulcher to get our nation’s finances back in order and help restore our prosperity. National Taxpayers Union thanks Congressman Fulcher 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.” NTU’s full 2020 congressional scorecard can be found here.