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CCAGW Honors Sen. Steve Daines for Being a "Taxpayer Super Hero"


Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW)
applauded Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) for his relentless and unwavering
support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in
Congress. Sen. Daines is one the only senator to earn a perfect score of
100 percent in CCAGW's 2017
Congressional Ratings
, making him a "Taxpayer Super Hero." Since
he was elected to the Senate in 2014, he has an exemplary lifetime
rating of 94 percent. Senator Daines was also a Taxpayer Super Hero in

The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, highlights the voting
records of all 535 members of Congress. It identifies members whose
impeccable voting records helped protect and save the taxpayers' money,
earning them the honored title of "Taxpayer Super Hero," and cites those
who consistently voted against the fiscal interest of taxpayers.

CCAGW rates members of both chambers on a 0-100 percent scale. Members
are placed in the following categories: 0-19 percent Hostile; 20-39
percent Unfriendly; 40-59 percent Lukewarm; 60-79 percent Friendly;
80-99 percent Taxpayer Hero; and 100 percent Taxpayer Super Hero. The 2017
Congressional Ratings
scored 93 votes in the House of
Representatives and 27 votes in the Senate.

"We applaud Sen. Daines for his tireless work on behalf of the taxpayers
while serving in Congress," said CCAGW President Tom Schatz. "His
courageous votes to cut wasteful spending and make government more
accountable should serve as an example to other members, challenging
them to make good on promises to protect the fiscal interests of
American taxpayers."

"We have no doubt that Sen. Daines will continue to help lead the effort
to end wasteful spending and bring fiscal sanity to Washington," added
Schatz. "His constituents should be very proud of him."

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
is the lobbying arm of
Citizens Against Government Waste, the nation's largest nonpartisan,
nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and
mismanagement in government.

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