American Conservative Union (ACU) awarded U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) last night with the “2018 Award for Conservative Excellence” for his strong conservative voting record in the Senate during 2018. Throughout his time in Congress, Inhofe has earned an lifetime ACU score of 95.75 percent, the highest in the Oklahoma delegation.
“I appreciate ACU for highlighting important votes on policy solutions to improve America’s national defense and economic growth,” said Inhofe. “I’m honored to be recognized with the Award for Conservative Excellence for my legislative record this past year. Oklahomans deserve members of Congress who fight for their conservative principles of smaller government, lower taxes, deregulation and a strong national defense and I am proud to be their advocate. I look forward to continuing to fight for Oklahoma’s our shared values in the Senate.”
“We are honored to present Sen. Inhofe with ACU’s 2018 Award for Conservative Excellence, reserved for those Members of Congress who earn a 90% and above in our annual Rating of Congress,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “As a consistent advocate for tax reform and deregulation, Sen. Inhofe played an important role sustaining recent economic successes providing record jobs and opportunities for all Americans. Additionally, his work in the Senate helped to confirm two Supreme Court justices who, like Sen. Inhofe, respect the Constitution and understand that the judicial branch’s role is to interpret law, not create it. Conservatives know they can count on Sen. Inhofe.”
Founded in 1964, the American Conservative Union (ACU) is the nation’s original conservative organization. For more than fifty years, ACU has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense. As one of America's premier conservative voices, ACU promotes a conservative vision on issues before Congress, the Executive Branch, State Legislatures, the media, political candidates, and the public.