Recognized for Commitment to Conservative Ideals
Congressman Jerry Moran was honored this week by The American Conservative Union (ACU) and awarded the ACU Ratings Award for his record in 2009 of standing up for conservative ideals and his commitment to America's core principles.
"I believe in personal freedom, limited government and individual responsibility. The government should create the conditions for businesses and citizens to prosper," said Moran. "Unfortunately, Congress is spending and borrowing money at an alarming rate that undermines our economic recovery today and threatens the prosperity of our children and grandchildren who will pay these debts. I am one of only 17 of the 435 Members of House of Representatives to vote against every stimulus and bailout plan. I came to Washington to fight for Kansas families and businesses and will continue to oppose reckless spending that threatens our country's future."
"This award is a reflection of Congressman Jerry Moran's consistent support of conservative principles on a wide range of issues of concern to grass roots conservatives in 2009," said David Keene, Chairman of the American Conservative Union. "At a challenging time when the fundamental principles on which the American system of government are being challenged, Congressman Jerry Moran stands with those who are trying to preserve those principles."
The ACU was founded in 1964 to promote the principles of liberty and the strength of the Constitution. ACU serves as the nation's largest and strongest grassroots conservative organization. Since 1971, ACU has rated every member of the House and Senate. For the First Session of the 111th Congress (2009), the ACU rated 25 votes for each Member in the House. The issues for those votes included health care overhaul, federal bailouts, stimulus package, cash for clunkers, and cap and trade.
Moran has received the ACU Ratings Award multiple times for his longstanding commitment to conservative ideals.