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Moran Named Taxpayer Hero for Cutting Wasteful Government Spending

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Jerry Moran was recognized as a "Taxpayer Hero" for his ongoing commitment to cut wasteful government spending and protect taxpayer dollars. This week, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) released its 2009 Congressional Ratings, highlighting the voting records of all 535 members of Congress. CCAGW scored members on a 0 to 100 percent scale and Moran earned a score of 94 percent.

"The federal government is broke and instead of spending more taxpayer dollars and burdening businesses with costly mandates, Congress should cut spending and focus on job creation. In Kansas, we have a constitutional requirement to balance the budget and the federal government should have the same discipline," said Congressman Jerry Moran. "I am honored to be recognized as a "Taxpayer Hero' and I will continue to work hard on behalf of Kansans to rein in government spending and get our economy back on track."

CCAGW scored 120 votes in the House during the first session of the 111th Congress. In 2009, there were 89 "Taxpayer Heroes" in the House with a grade of 80 percent or above, and 7 "Super Heroes" with a grade of 100 percent. Moran earned the highest score among the Kansas delegation.

"Taxpayer Heroes and Super Heroes demonstrated unparalleled commitment to cutting wasteful spending, reducing the tax burden, and make government more accountable to taxpayers," said CCAGW President Tom Schatz. "While far too many members of Congress on both sides of the Capitol demonstrated little regard for the consequences of failing to reduce the record $1.4 trillion deficit and $13 trillion debt, the Taxpayer Heroes and Super Heroes give taxpayers hope for the future."

For more information on CCAGW's 2009 Congressional ratings, please visit: www.ccagw.org.


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