CCAGW Honors Gov. Ron DeSantis for Being a Congressional "Taxpayer Super Hero" | Council For Citizens Against Government Waste

CCAGW Honors Gov. Ron DeSantis for Being a Congressional "Taxpayer Super Hero"

For Immediate Release
Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318

April 3, 2019
 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in Congress.  Gov. DeSantis was one of the nine lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2018 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero.”  Before he was elected governor, he finished his congressional service with an impressive 98 percent lifetime rating.

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,” and cites those 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 percent Hostile; 20-39 percent Unfriendly; 40-59 percent Lukewarm; 60-79 percent Friendly; 80-99 percent Taxpayer Hero; and 100 percent Taxpayer Super Hero.  The 2018 Congressional Ratings scored 55 votes in the House of Representatives and 14 votes in the Senate.

“We applaud and wholeheartedly thank Gov. DeSantis for his tireless work on behalf of the taxpayers while serving in Congress,” said CCAGW President Tom Schatz.  “His courageous votes to cut wasteful spending and make government more accountable were very much appreciated by Florida taxpayers, who can expect the same level of dedication to fiscal responsibility from him as governor.”

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