CCAGW honors Sen. Mike Lee for being a ‘Taxpayer Super Hero’


The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in Congress. Sen. Lee is one of only four senators to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2018 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero.” Since he was elected to the Senate in 2010, he has an exemplary lifetime rating of 96 percent. Sen. Lee was also a Taxpayer Super Hero in 2014.

The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, highlights the voting records of all 535 members of Congress. It identifies members whose impeccable voting records helped protect and save the taxpayers’ money, earning them the honored title of “Taxpayer Super Hero,” and cites those who consistently voted against the fiscal interest of taxpayers.

CCAGW rates members of both chambers on a 0-100 percent scale. Members are placed in the following categories: 0-19 percent Hostile; 20-39 percent Unfriendly; 40-59 percent Lukewarm; 60-79 percent Friendly; 80-99 percent Taxpayer Hero; and 100 percent Taxpayer Super Hero. The 2018 Congressional Ratings scored 55 votes in the House of Representatives and 14 votes in the Senate.

“We applaud Sen. Lee for his tireless 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, challenging them to keep their promises to protect the fiscal interests of American taxpayers.”

“We have no doubt that Sen. Lee will continue to help lead the effort to eradicate wasteful spending and bring fiscal sanity to Washington,” added Schatz. “His constituents should be very proud of him.”

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, the nation’s largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.