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CCAGW Awards Rep. Royce 100% Rating “Taxpayer Super Hero” Award

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Washington, July 30, 2015 | Saat Alety (202-225-4111) | comments

Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) recognized U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), the sole Californian and one of only 17 lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2014 Congressional Ratings, as a “Taxpayer Super Hero” for the fifth time. Rep. Royce has earned a lifetime rating of 95 percent from the CCAGW.

The Congressional Ratings, which the CCAGW has issued every year since 1989, scores the voting records of all 535 members of Congress. The 2014 Congressional Ratings used 85 individual votes in the House of Representatives to determine which lawmakers helped protect and save the taxpayers’ money.

“The American people work hard for their money and ensuring that their tax dollars are spent prudently is one of my top priorities,” said Rep. Royce. “I look forward to continuing to eliminate government waste, redundancies, and excesses whenever possible.”

“We applaud and wholeheartedly thank Rep. Royce for his hard work on behalf of the taxpayers while serving in Congress,” said CCAGW President Tom Schatz.  “His courageous votes to cut wasteful spending and make government more accountable should serve as an example to other members, encouraging them to make good on promises to protect the fiscal interests of American taxpayers.”

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is the nation’s largest nonpartisan and nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.

Rep. Royce represents California's 39th Congressional District which encompasses parts of Orange, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties.

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