Recognized for Commitment to Conservative Principles
May 10 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) was awarded the ACU Conservative Award this week by The American Conservative Union (ACU) for his record in 2011 of standing up for conservative principles of reduced government spending, lower taxes, liberty, personal responsibility and traditional values.
“Congress has the responsibility to create an environment where the free market can succeed, yet this Administration and Congress have been spending and borrowing at an alarming rate – undermining our economic recovery and threatening the prosperity of the next generation,” Sen. Moran said. “I remain committed to making the tough decisions necessary today, so our economy can recover, jobs can be created and our children and grandchildren can have the opportunity to dream big and pursue their dreams.”
“The ACU Conservative Award is a reflection of Senator Moran’s consistent support of conservative principles on a wide range of issues of concern to grassroots conservatives in 2011,” ACU Chairman Al Cardenas said. “At a time when the fundamental principles of the American system of government are being challenged, Senator Moran stands with those who are trying to preserve those principles.”
Founded in 1964, ACU represents the views of Americans who are concerned with economic growth through lower taxes and reduced government spending and the issues of liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values and national security. ACU serves as the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization. Since 1971, ACU has rated members of Congress on key conservative voting issues.
The ACU Conservative Award is only given out to members of the House and Senate who scored 80 percent or higher on a wide variety of issues of interest to grass-roots conservatives voted on during the first session of the 112th Congress.
Sen. Moran has received the ACU Conservative Award multiple times for his long-standing commitment to conservative ideals.
Click here to view a photo of Sen. Moran accepting his award from ACU Chairman Al Cardenas.