Apr 18 2011

Shelby Awarded National Taxpayers Union 2010 “Taxpayers’ Friend Award”

Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) is pleased to accept the National Taxpayers Union’s (NTU) 2010 “Taxpayers’ Friend Award.”  The National Taxpayers Union is comprised of 362,000 members, nearly 4,000 of which reside in Alabama. 

“I am honored to have been chosen as the recipient of the National Taxpayer Union’s 2010 ‘Taxpayers’ Friend Award,’” said Shelby. “Moving forward, it is of paramount importance that Congress work to address the very real concerns of taxpayers and their tight budgets in these trying economic times.”

The award was given through the “NTU Rates Congress” program, where the organization paints a comprehensive view of a Member’s fiscal responsibility by weighing every vote that has a significant impact on tax, fiscal, trade and regulatory policy.  Senator Shelby received a score of 96% and placed 19th out of the 99 Senators that received a rating.