CCAGW Honors “Taxpayer Super Heroes” In South Carolina

July 30, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) for their relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in Congress.  Sen. Scott and Rep. Duncan were two of the 17 lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2014 Congressional Ratings, making them “Taxpayer Super Heroes.”  Since Sen. Scott was elected in 2012, he has an impeccable lifetime rating of 100 percent, while Rep. Duncan has maintained a 95 percent lifetime rating since his election in 2010.

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 2014 Congressional Ratings scored 85 votes in the House of Representatives and 13 votes in the Senate.

“We applaud and wholeheartedly thank Sen. Scott and Rep Duncan for their hard work on behalf of the taxpayers while serving in Congress,” said CCAGW President Tom Schatz.  “Their 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.”

“We have no doubt that Sen. Scott and Rep. Duncan will continue to help lead the effort to end wasteful spending and reduce the growing national debt,” added Schatz.  “Their constituents should be very proud of them.”

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.

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