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Scalise Named "Taxpayer Hero" By Taxpayer Watchdog Group

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Location: Washington D.C.

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) has named Congressman Steve Scalise a "Taxpayer Hero." Scalise scored a 90 percent on the recently released CCAGW 2008 Congressional Ratings, a ranking that placed him in the top five percent of all House Members.

"Rep. Scalise put the interests of taxpayers ahead of politics by consistently voting to cut wasteful spending, reduce the tax burden, and make government more accountable to taxpayers," said CCAGW President Tom Schatz. "Rep. Scalise's votes give taxpayers hope for the future."

The average score in the House of Representatives for the 2008 Congressional Ratings was 35 percent.

"While our economy continues to struggle and our nation's unemployment rate approaches double digits, the only answer this administration and the liberals running Congress have is more deficit spending and tax increases on families and small businesses," Scalise said. "I am honored to receive this award from a group so dedicated to eliminating wasteful spending."

The rankings are determined based on Members' votes on 48 bills during the second session of the 110th Congress. CCAGW has tracked roll call votes since 1989.

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