Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) provided the following statement after the announcement of his ranking from the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) as a "Taxpayer Super Hero" for his votes to cut wasteful government spending in 2019:
"One of my most important duties as a representative is protecting taxpayer money for the citizens of Ohio's Fifth Congressional District. Far too often, Washington spends tax dollars recklessly and without regard for the workers, farmers, and small business owners who send their hard-earned money to our nation's capital. I'm proud of my perfect voting record to protect taxpayer money last year, and I'll continue to do what I can to rein in the free spending ways of Congress."
"We applaud the Taxpayer Heroes for their votes to cut wasteful spending and defend the interests of taxpayers," said CCAGW President Tom Schatz. " In this unprecedented time in American history, the actions of these members are an encouraging sign, and their constituents should congratulate them. It is promising to see the number of Taxpayer Super Heroes continue to grow each year. However, there are still far too many lawmakers who supported expanding the federal bureaucratic state at taxpayer expense in 2019. Hopefully, these reckless spenders will change their porkish ways in 2020 and vote to eliminate the extensive waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement that still plagues the Washington swamp, since now more than ever the government should be spending the taxpayers' money effectively and efficiently."
CCAGW today released its 2019 Congressional Ratings, highlighting the voting records of all 535 voting members of Congress during the first session of the 116th Congress. The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, identifies members whose voting records helped protect taxpayer dollars, as well as those who consistently voted against their interests.
In 2019, CCAGW scored 80 votes in the House of Representatives and 12 votes in the Senate. 27 Representatives, including Congressman Latta, and 6 Senators earned a perfect score of 100 percent.