WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) recently received the 2010 Thomas Jefferson Award from the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA). The award is presented annually to Members of Congress who possess a strong voting record on issues critical to our nation’s economy and the foodservice distribution industry including reducing unnecessary government regulation and rebuilding our nation’s economy.
“I am honored to receive the 2010 Thomas Jefferson Award from the International Foodservice Distributors Association,” said Inhofe. “During a time when our nation faces severe economic challenges, it is essential for our government to exercise fiscal restraint and use sound economic principles. Unfortunately, the liberal majority has continued to act recklessly by increasing deficit spending, handing out billions in bailout funds, and spending beyond our means by saddling our children and grandchildren with an enormous debt.”
“In this critical time, Senator Inhofe has stood strong and taken the difficult votes to protect America’s businesses, stimulate economic growth, and promote prosperity for the American people,” said IFDA President and CEO Mark S. Allen. “The Thomas Jefferson Award is our way of recognizing and thanking those lawmakers who have worked to strengthen American business by standing true to the ideals of Thomas Jefferson. Foodservice distributors touch the life of every American consumer on a daily basis. In a time when many are advocating greater government intervention in our economy, we advocate supporting the free market system that is the backbone of our nation’s prosperity and this award publicly recognizes legislators who support those free market principles.”