Fleming Earns Club for Growth Economic Freedom Award
Feb 29, 2012 -
Congressman John Fleming, M.D. (LA-4) has received the Club for Growth’s annual Defender of Economic Freedom award. The award honors Members of Congress who have a strong, consistent voting record on economic growth issues.
Club for Growth publishes an annual scorecardthat measures the legislative actions of Members in matters of pro-growth legislative policy, including:
· Lower marginal income tax rates
· Cutting and limiting government spending
· Death Tax repeal
· Expandingfree trade
· Legal reform to end abusive lawsuits
· Replacingthe current tax code
· School choice
· Regulatory reform and deregulation
· Reform entitlements to increase economic freedom and ensure that long-term federalspending is financially sustainable.
“With his score of 97, and a lifetime score of 96, Congressman Fleming has demonstrated that he is truly a defender of economic freedom,” said Club for Growth President Chris Chocola. “The Club for Growth values Members of Congress who vote based on principle for pro-growth policies that will restore America.”
“I’m proud to stand with Club for Growth in the conviction that prosperity and opportunity come through economic freedom,” said Rep. Fleming, “and I pledge to continue fighting against the relentless attacks on economic freedom by President Obama and Washington liberals.”
Rep. Fleming received the highest score in the Louisiana delegation and the highest among his medical colleagues in the House. Club for Growth’s scorecard can be found here.
Dr. John Fleming is Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs and is a member of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a physician and small businessowner and represents the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana.