WASHINGTON, D.C. – FreedomWorks is proud to announce the FreedomFighter Award winners for 2018. The FreedomFighter award recognizes exceptional members of Congress who have proven to be dedicated supporters of economic freedom and personal liberty.
On Wednesday, July 17, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs Jason Pye presented the awards to the following lawmakers:
2018 Freedom Fighter Award Recipients
House (26): Justin Amash (I-Mich.), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Dave Brat (R-Va.), Ken Buck (R-Colo.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), Warren Davidson (R-Ohio), Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), John Duncan (R-Tenn.), Tom Garrett (R-Va.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), Andy Harris (R-Md.), Jody Hice (R-Ga.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.), Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.)
Senate (3): Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
FreedomWorks President, Adam Brandon, commented:
“We are proud of the 2018 recipients of the FreedomFighter awards. These dedicated legislators have relentlessly pursued policies that promote and uphold a constitutionally limited government that protects the individual liberties of all Americans. And while we’ve made great progress, we must remain vigilant to ensure bloated government spending and socialist policies from 2020 candidates don’t rob us of economic freedom and civil liberties.”
Eligibility for the award is based on votes on FreedomWorks’ Congressional Scorecard. In 2018, FreedomWorks scored key votes for legislation across several issues areas, including rollback of government overreach, efforts to increase Congressional transparency and accountability, cuts to wasteful government spending, and the passage of landmark bipartisan criminal justice reform.
FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Jason Pye, commented:
“We are encouraged by the 2018 FreedomFighter Award winners and all of the work they have done to limit spending and ensure that every citizen has the opportunity to realize their American dream, free of stifling government regulation. But our work is not finished. We still face a growing budget deficit thanks to out of control spending, and now, more than ever, we need lawmakers focused on keeping the federal government in check as we head into a decisive election cycle.”