Council for Citizens Against Government Waste honors Jordan

Staff report

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste recently honored Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, 4th District, for earning a perfect score on its annual scorecard.

Jordan was one of only 17 lawmakers to earn a 100 percent score in CCAGW’s 2014 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero,” CCAGW officials said. He has a lifetime rating of 97 percent since being elected to Congress in 2006.

“Average Americans think their government is rigged against them in favor of special deals for special interests,” Jordan said. “I share this concern, and have spent my time in Congress fighting for a government that works for the people, not the other way around.

“Some in Washington think our country can keep spending more than it takes in, but the families and taxpayers I represent in Ohio’s 4th District know this only leads to disaster. That’s why I will continue to fight bailouts, oppose handouts and work to restore fiscal sanity in our nation’s capital.”

“We applaud and wholeheartedly thank Rep. Jordan for his hard work on behalf of the taxpayers while serving in Congress,” CCAGW President Tom Schatz said. “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.

“We have no doubt that Rep. Jordan will continue to help lead the effort to end wasteful spending and reduce the growing national debt. 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.

Staff report