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Huizenga Recognized as a Fiscal Leader by National Taxpayers Union, Receives Taxpayers' Friend Award

Washington, September 10, 2018
On Thursday, Congressman Bill Huizenga (MI-02) was recognized by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for having one of the strongest voting records on supporting lower taxes, limited government, and economic freedom. This year Congressman Huizenga was one of only 66 members of the House, and only one of two members from Michigan to have earned the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for his voting record during the 2017 Congressional session.

“I am honored to be recognized by the National Taxpayers Union as a leading conservative voice fighting to hold Washington accountable to West Michigan taxpayers,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “While progress is being made to address spending over the short, medium, and long-term, we must continue to focus on getting our nation’s fiscal house in order and reining in the bloated bureaucracy in Washington.”

“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 the National Taxpayers Union. “Congressman Huizenga 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 Congressman Bill Huizenga has been doing that work every single day.”

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 Congressman Huizenga scored 85% on the group’s rating scale. In comparison, the House average was just 51% while the Senate’s average was 44%.

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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