Scalise Named "Taxpayer Hero" by Taxpayer Watchdog Group

Press Release

By:  Steve Scalise
Date: Aug. 12, 2010
Location: Washington, DC

Earlier this week, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) named Congressman Steve Scalise a "Taxpayer Hero." Scalise scored a 94 percent on the recently released CCAGW 2009 Congressional Ratings, a ranking that placed him in the top ten percent of all House Members.

The average score in the House of Representatives for the 2009 Congressional Ratings was 31 percent.

"While our economy continues to struggle and our nation's unemployment rate continues to hover near ten percent, the only answer this administration and the liberals running Congress have is more out-of-control spending coupled with job-killing tax increases on families and small businesses," Scalise said. "In order to create jobs and get our economy back on track, we need to cut wasteful Washington spending and create tax incentives for families and small businesses."

CCAGW has tracked roll call votes since 1989 as a way to determine which Members of Congress fight to eliminate government waste. The rankings are based on Member's votes on 120 bills during the first session of the 111th Congress. A full list of Member ratings and votes that were scored can be found at

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