WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) received the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” from the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for his continued efforts to protect and support the taxpayers of Oklahoma and the nation. At a time when Congress’s fiscal ratings dropped close to an all-time low, Sen. Inhofe was one of only 52 members in both the House and the Senate to receive the NTU’s "Taxpayers’ Friend Award” this year.
“I wish to thank the National Taxpayers Union for this award,” Inhofe said. “No other group in America needs more support and representation than the American taxpayer, and the National Taxpayers Union continues to provide an invaluable service. I look forward to continuing to work for lower taxes, a strong economy, and keeping the federal budget out of the family budget.”
Duane Parde, President of the National Taxpayers Union, stated, "While many Members of Congress talked about reducing the size of government last year, Senator Inhofe backed up those words with votes. By consistently voting to reduce federal spending, taxes, and debt, Senator Inhofe has led by example in the fight to ease the burden on taxpayers everywhere."
NTU is a nonpartisan, nonprofit group founded in 1969 to work for lower taxes, smaller government, and more economic freedom at all levels. NTU’s annual rating does not simplistically focus on only a handful of votes. Instead, NTU’s rating system is based on every roll call vote that affects fiscal policy. For this reason, it has received praise from both Democrats and Republicans. To see NTU’s 2007 rankings, please click here.