CCAGW Honors Rep. Gary Palmer for Being a “Taxpayer Super Hero”

For Immediate Release      Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
March 21, 2018  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in Congress.  Rep. Palmer is one of the 12 lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2017 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero.”  Since he was elected in 2014, he has an exemplary lifetime rating of 98 percent.

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 2017 Congressional Ratings scored 93 votes in the House of Representatives and 27 votes in the Senate.

“We applaud and wholeheartedly thank Rep. Palmer 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 should serve as an example to other members, challenging them to make good on promises to protect the fiscal interests of American taxpayers.”

“We have no doubt that Rep. Palmer will continue to help lead the effort to eliminate government waste and bring fiscal sanity to Washington,” added Schatz.  “His constituents should be very proud of him.”

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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