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Congressman James Comer

Representing the 1st District of Kentucky

Congressman Comer Receives "Taxpayers' Friend Award"

September 6, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has recognized Congressman Comer for having one of the most fiscally conservative voting records in Washington. This year, Congressman Comer is one of only 66 out of 435 House members to earn the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for his distinguished voting record during the 2017 Congressional session.

“I’m honored to receive this award because I came to Washington with the goal to put the taxpayers first by reducing wasteful, unnecessary spending.  I’m eager to continue my work to make Congress balance the budget and live within its means,” said Congressman Comer.

NTU included 98 Senate votes and 198 House votes in the 2017 scorecard. Their rating program is designed to calculate a Member’s voting record on fiscal responsibility by evaluating every vote that has an impact on tax, spending, trade, and regulatory policy utilizing a methodical weighting system. Congressman Comer scored 88 percent (an “A” rating) on the group’s rating scale, the highest of the Kentucky House delegation. In comparison, the House average was just 51 percent, while the Senate’s average was 44 percent. You can view NTU’s full 2017 congressional scorecard and further analysis here.

“Only lawmakers with a voting record that is the best-of-the-best will earn NTU’s Taxpayers’ Friend Award,” said Pete Sepp, president of NTU. “Congressman Comer has demonstrated a tireless commitment to supporting taxpayers’ interests in Washington, and a dedication to solving the government’s tax-and-spend problems with action rather than just words. Fixing America’s budget problems takes hard work, and Congressman Comer has been doing that work every single day.”