U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) received two awards for consistently voting for conservative, pro-growth and fiscally-responsible policies in Congress. He was honored with the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” by National Taxpayers Union (NTU) for having one of the strongest voting records in Washington, D.C. on supporting lower taxes, limited government and economic freedom. In addition, Inhofe was recognized as a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation (NRF) for consistently supporting public policy priorities important to the retail industry and its millions of small businesses.
“I am honored to receive the Taxpayers’ Friend Award and be recognized as a Hero of Main Street.” Inhofe said. “As a staunch conservative, I am proud of the work we have gotten done under the Trump Administration. As we have seen, tax reform has been a resounding success—the economy is growing at record levels, small business optimism is at an all-time high and the job market is thriving.
“I am proud of the National Retail Federation and National Taxpayers Union for their work over the years to help better American lives. I look forward to building on our current successes by continuing to fight for smart, pro-growth policies in Congress.”
NTU has recognized Representatives and Senators since 1979 who annually earn high voting scores to qualify them for the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award.” See NTU’s full 2017 congressional scorecard and further analysis here.
“Only lawmakers with a voting record that is the best-of-the-best will earn NTU’s Taxpayers’ Friend Award,” said Pete Sepp, president of NTU. “Sen. Inhofe has demonstrated a tireless commitment to supporting taxpayers’ interests in Washington, and a dedication to solving the government’s tax-and-spend problems with action rather than just words. Fixing America’s budget problems takes hard work, and Sen. Inhofe has been doing that work every single day.”
The Hero of Main Street award was created by NRF in 2013, and eligibility is based on key votes, bill sponsorship and advocacy to advance retailers’ priorities. Recipients have supported policies that recognize the contributions of the retail industry, and have worked to encourage a “vibrant, sustained and healthy” retail sector.
“Retailers and consumers are feeling good about the state of the U.S. economy, and a big part of that is the result of lawmakers who have made economic growth and job creation a top priority,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “As a Hero of Main Street, Sen. Inhofe truly understands that the decisions made in Washington have a real impact on local businesses and communities across the country.”