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Labrador Receives Club for Growth's Defender Of Economic Freedom Award

One of only 31 Members to receive award

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Club for Growth, one of America’s leading advocates for economic freedom and limited government, announced today that Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) has received the Defender of Economic Freedom Award for his voting record in Congress during calendar year 2016. Rep. Labrador received a score of 94 percent in 2016 and has a lifetime score of 93 percent. 

“Congratulations to Congressman Labrador for his consistent defense of economic freedom and pro-growth policies,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “We need more people like Congressman Labrador standing up for liberty and opportunity. People deserve to know whether the voting records of their representatives match their rhetoric. Congressman Labrador has truly walked the talk and is fighting for Idaho First District taxpayers.”

“When I ran for Congress in 2010, I promised the people of Idaho I would put principle first in championing lower taxes, less spending, fewer regulations and free markets. That’s meant tough votes to oppose powerful special interests profiting from the status quo. I’m pleased to be among a small group in Congress that consistently supports policies to unleash American ingenuity and free enterprise. I am thankful the Club for Growth recognizes the work we’re doing and I am honored to receive their award. The battle is far from over, but I will never shy from fighting for economic freedom.”

Thirty-one Members of Congress (27 House members and four Senators) received the Award this year. To receive the honor, representatives and senators must score 90 percent or better on votes cast in calendar year 2016, while also maintaining a lifetime score of at least 90.

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