Washington, D.C.—The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) today announced Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) ranks first on the list of House members for having the best voting record on lowering taxes and limiting government. Notably, Sensenbrenner has received this “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” every year he has been in Congress, and has ranked first on this list four times since NTU began its rankings in 1992. Each year, NTU examines every roll call vote taken in the House and Senate, then weighs them based on fiscal or regulatory impact to taxpayers.

“My record reflects I have been unwavering in my efforts to stand up for taxpayers – fighting to ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly and effectively. I am proud of the recognition I have received from the National Taxpayers Union, and I thank NTU for all the work they do in bringing attention to these crucial issues,“ said Congressman Sensenbrenner“I will always keep taxpayers as my top priority and will continue to be their voice in Congress.”

“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. “Congressman Sensenbrenner 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 Congressman Sensenbrenner has been doing that work every single day.”

You can view NTU’s full 2017 congressional scorecard here.
You can view the NTU Taxpayers’ Friend List here.
You can view NTU’s methodology here.