COLUMBUS — Americans for Prosperity presented Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, 4th District, with the Washington Award Friday at the group’s annual Defending the American Dream Summit in Columbus.
The Washington Award is the organization’s highest honor, offered to those who not only stand for the group’s values, but make progress toward policies that spread economic freedom and prosperity.
Jordan accepted the award at the Summit, which is a conference that brings together several thousand Americans for Prosperity activists with movement figures, politicians and policy experts who can inspire them and offer tools to help them advance the organization’s message in communities across the country.
“Congressman Jordan has been a consistent voice in Congress for our issues, and particularly so when it comes to one of our top priorities: battling corporate welfare,” said Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips. “As a leader in the House, Jordan helped establish that the Export-Import Bank was little more than corporate welfare, and not worthy of support from limited-government advocates. I want to thank Jim Jordan for taking the tough stances that aren’t often popular in Washington, but that earn the admiration of our millions of Americans for Prosperity volunteers.”
“I’m honored to receive this award along with my friend and colleague Jeb Hensarling,” Jordan said. “Americans for Prosperity is a national leader in the fight for economic freedom for all, and has been instrumental in the fight against corporate welfare like the Export-Import Bank. AFP has been a great ally in this effort, and I’m proud to stand with them and Chairman Hensarling in our common defense of the American taxpayer.”