Congressman Williams Receives “Taxpayers’ Friend Award”
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin), was honored by National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for having one of the strongest voting records in Congress on supporting lower taxes, limited government, and economic freedom. This year, Rep. Williams is one of only 66 Representatives to have earned the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for an outstanding voting record during the 2017 Congressional session.
“I promised the people in Texas’ 25th District that I would vote with my conscience and vote for them every single day. My mission has always been to lower your taxes and get the federal government out of your lives,” said Rep. Williams. “I am honored to receive this year’s Taxpayers’ Friend Award and look forward to continuing to get you more of your hard-earned money and cut through the red tape.”
NTU included 98 Senate votes and 198 House votes in the 2017 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. This year Rep. Williams received an ‘A’ rating on the group’s rating scale.
“Only lawmakers with a voting record that is the best-of-the-best will earn NTU’s Taxpayers’ Friend Award,” said Pete Sepp, president of NTU. “Rep. Williams has demonstrated a tireless commitment to supporting taxpayers’ interests in Washington, and a dedication to solving the government’s tax-and-spend problems with action rather than just words. Fixing America’s budget problems takes hard work, and Rep. Williams has been doing that work every single day.
NTU has recognized Representatives and Senators since 1979 who annually earn high voting scores to qualify them for the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award.” See NTU’s full 2017 congressional scorecard and further analysis here.
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