Washington, D.C. – The Wyoming Congressional Delegation received an ‘A’ grade for fiscal responsibility in 2009 for their commitment to reducing federal spending, taxes, debt and regulation.
U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and Representative Cynthia Lummis, all R-Wyo., received the Taxpayers’ Friend Award based on a report card issued by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU.) They ranked on top while 267 senators and representatives received an ‘F.’ Wyoming is the only state to have all of its Members of Congress receive an ‘A’ in 2009.
Enzi, Barrasso and Lummis were of a few dozen U.S. Senators and Representatives to receive the 2009 Taxpayers’ Friend Award for consistently voting to reduce and control the burden on American taxpayers.
"Given today’s economic climate, fiscal discipline is more important now than ever. Fortunately, taxpayers have a staunch ally in Wyoming’s lawmakers, to whom National Taxpayers Union is proud to present a ‘Taxpayers’ Friend Award,” Duane Parde, President of NTU said. “If every Member of Congress were as principled as Senator Enzi, Senator Barrasso and Representative Lummis, current and future generations of Americans would enjoy much lower taxes and a less wasteful government. Hard-working families in Wyoming and across the nation owe them a debt of gratitude for their efforts.”
The National Taxpayers Union rating, which is based on every roll call vote affecting fiscal policy, assigns a "Taxpayer Score" to each Member of Congress that indicates his or her commitment to reducing or controlling federal spending, taxes, debt, and regulation.
The 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union was founded in 1969 to work for lower taxes, smaller government, and greater economic freedom at all levels. If you would like to learn more about the National Taxpayers union you may visit their web site at www.ntu.org.