The following is from a press release from NC Congresswoman Virginia Foxx.
Foxx named “Defender of Liberty” by conservative group
American Conservative Union recognizes Foxx for conservative voting record
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Conservative Union, the nation’s largest grassroots conservative organization, today named Foxx a “Defender of Liberty” for her strong conservative voting record in the 110th Congress. Foxx received the award thanks to her record of protecting liberty and fighting against Washington’s big-government agenda.
“The American Conservative Union has given its 2008 Defender of Liberty award to Congresswoman Virginia Foxx for her support for conservative principles on a wide variety of issues,” said ACU Chairman David A. Keene. “Congresswoman Foxx’s lifetime rating of 99.0 over 4 years of service reflects someone who grassroots conservatives can look to for leadership.”
The ACU gives the award to members of Congress who have a consistent record of voting for personal freedom and limited government. The 2008 ACU ratings were based on a collection of votes on 25 different pieces of legislation including the Wall Street bailout, federal budget and tax bills and the automaker bailout. Foxx was among a select group who received the “Defender of Liberty” award for scoring a 100% ACU rating with her 2008 record.
“Defending our tradition of liberty and individual responsibility means refusing to jump on the big-government bailout bandwagon or join in the Washington spending spree,” Foxx said. “I’m honored that the ACU recognized me as one of the conservatives in Congress who want to see American liberty restored to its rightful place in our nation’s capital.”