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May 03, 2012


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading Senate conservative, recently received the 2012 Thomas Jefferson Award by the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA). This annual award recognizes Members of Congress who consistently work to strengthen our nation’s economic prosperity and the free enterprise system.


“I am honored to once again receive the 2012 Thomas Jefferson Award from the International Foodservice Distributors Association,” said Inhofe. “For years, Washington has had a spending problem – not a revenue problem. Economic prosperity and protecting the free enterprise system is achieved through ending government’s over-spending habits and stopping over-regulation from the Obama administration.  Time and time again, the liberals have advanced their agenda through measures that not only contribute to our deficit spending but also further burden American taxpayers. A fiscally conservative approach will restore economic prosperity to our great nation.”


IFDA President and CEO Mark S. Allen said, “Senator Inhofe’s votes in the 112th Congress demonstrate a belief in the free market system and commitment to stimulating economic growth through strengthening the private sector. The Thomas Jefferson Award is the foodservice distribution industry’s way of recognizing and thanking legislators who stand true to the ideals of Thomas Jefferson by working to protect America’s businesses and reducing the involvement of government in our economy. Our nation faces a number of critical challenges and Senator Inhofe and all the Thomas Jefferson award recipients have answered the call to help return our nation to prosperity.”



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