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Toomey Recognized With Taxpayers’ Friend Award

September 6, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has been recognized for his efforts to try and put the federal government on a sustainable fiscal path.

The National Taxpayers Union (NTU), a nonpartisan citizen group, announced that Senator Toomey has won the 2017 Taxpayers' Friend Award. The Taxpayers' Friend Award is given to members of Congress that receive an "A" grade on NTU's annual ratings. The rating is based on every roll call vote affecting tax, spending, trade, and regulatory policy.

"I made a promise to Pennsylvanians that I would fight to lower taxes, eliminate government waste, and cut unnecessary red tape. From passing the pro-growth Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, to rolling back erroneous and overbearing regulations, Congress is finally heading in the right direction," said Senator Toomey. "I thank the NTU for recognizing and supporting my efforts on behalf of Pennsylvania taxpayers."

"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. "Senator Toomey 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 Senator Toomey has been doing that work every single day."

View the NTU's complete 2017 report card for Congress.