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Labrador Earns Award for Conservative Voting Record

ACU Foundation Releases its 2017 Ratings of Congress

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) released its 47th Annual Federal Ratings of Congress and announced that Rep. Raúl Labrador is among the recipients of ACUF’s Award for Conservative Excellence.

Each year, ACUF produces an annual scorecard based on the voting records of members in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. All members of Congress are issued a score and awards are presented to those members who score an 80 percent or higher.

Rep. Labrador (96% ACU Lifetime) earned 100% for the 2017 session.

“Rep. Labrador has proven again that he is dedicated to the conservative values of Idaho and working toward conservative solutions that benefit all,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. His perfect scorecard in 2017 demonstrates his commitment to principled conservative leadership.”

“When I first ran for Congress, I promised the people of Idaho that I would be a leader for conservative values, including freedom, limited government, and strict adherence to the Constitution,” said Rep. Labrador.“I am honored that the American Conservative Union recognizes that I’ve kept my promises to the people of Idaho. I will continue fighting for policies that keep Idaho strong, prosperous, and free.”

This session’s scorecard is made up of 25 bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and 21 bills in the U.S. Senate. The bills selected cover a wide range of issues including fiscal and economic, social and cultural, and national security, and are designed to reflect how an individual views the role of government in an individual’s life.

This year some of the key issues ACU Foundation scored include:

·         confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

·         repeal of Obamacare

·         passage of comprehensive tax reform

·         defunding of Planned Parenthood

·         repeal of Dodd-Frank

·         and key presidential nominations to cabinet positions.

ACUF is the sister organization of the American Conservative Union, the nation’s original conservative organization, and has for more than fifty years educated and activated the conservative movement through its ratings programs, policy centers and educational events such as the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the largest annual gathering of conservatives in the nation.

CLICK HERE to view the 2017 Ratings online and CLICK HERE to visit our website.

For questions or media inquiries regarding ACUF ratings, email Luke Schneider, Public Affairs Coordinator for the American Conservative Union Foundation, at lschneider@conservative.org.

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