Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D. (R-South Louisiana), released the following statement after recently being named an "ACU Conservative" for the first session of the 112th Congress by the American Conservative Union. The award was presented as a result of his conservative voting record in Congress:
"I am honored to receive this award from the American Conservative Union. Being recognized by a group I greatly respect and share many of the same values with is very humbling. The award is a direct reflection of my conservative voting record. I will remain a strong advocate on Capitol Hill for the people of South Louisiana as I continue to vote in a manner reflecting my consistent support for the core conservative principles of: lower taxes, reduced government spending, personal responsibility, traditional values, and national security."