From Rep. Don Manzulo (R., 16th District)…
[WASHINGTON] – Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the premier free market grassroots organization committed to smaller government and free enterprise, today honored Congressman Don Manzullo (R-Egan) with a perfect 100 percent score for his efforts to cut wasteful Washington spending, strengthen our economy, and help put Americans back to work.
Manzullo joined Congressman Joe Walsh (R-McHenry) as the only two Members of Congress from Illinois to receive an “A+” rating from the group. In total, 39 Members out of 435 received a perfect score in AFP’s mid-term legislative scorecard. The scorecard included several critical votes on such issues as repealing President Obama’s new health care law, preempting EPA’s purported authority to regulate greenhouse gases, and several spending votes.
“Americans for Prosperity was glad to see that once again Illinois Congressman Don Manzullo came in with a perfect score on the most important economic votes cast during the first session of the 112th Congress. Manzullo is among just a handful of representatives who have a lifetime 100% score. Since AFP began our scorecard in 2007, Manzullo supported the small government, free market position on all 56 House votes we’ve scored,” said AFP Director of Government Affairs James Valvo.
Manzullo has also been honored for his conservative principles by the American Conservative Union, National Taxpayers Union, Citizens Against Government Waste, and others. Since 2007, Manzullo has voted more than 700 times to cut more than $2.6 trillion in wasteful Washington spending and shrink the size of the federal government.