Toomey Wins 'Taxpayers' Friend Award'

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 362,000-member National Taxpayers Union (NTU), a nonpartisan citizen group, has announced that U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has won the 2012 Taxpayers’ Friend Award.

The Taxpayers’ Friend Award is given to members of Congress that achieve an “A” grade in NTU’s annual ratings. The rating, which is based on every roll call vote affecting fiscal policy, assigns a score to each member of Congress that indicates his or her support for reducing or controlling federal spending, taxes, debt, and regulation.

“I made a promise to the taxpayers of Pennsylvania that I would fight for them by tackling Washington overspending while championing lower taxes and less government red tape. To help boost our economy and job growth, I will continue my efforts to lessen the tax burden families and employers shoulder,” said Sen. Toomey. “I thank the NTU for recognizing and supporting my efforts on behalf of Pennsylvania taxpayers.”

“As our nation continues to confront challenges to a strong economic recovery, fiscal discipline in Washington, D.C. has never been more important,” NTU President Duane Parde said. “Fortunately, Pennsylvania can count on Sen. Toomey to whom National Taxpayers Union is proud to present a Taxpayers’ Friend Award.”

Sen. Toomey has championed legislation that would eliminate costly taxes and regulations that harm job creators in Pennsylvania, such as medical device makers. Sen. Toomey also supports simplifying the tax code and lowering rates for all taxpayers to encourage economic growth and make American companies more competitive.

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