Bachus rated top Conservative Congressman

March 11
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Bachus Rated Top Conservative Congressman

The American Conservative Union has recognized Congressman Spencer Bachus for having the highest lifetime conservative voting record of any member of the Alabama delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The American Conservative Union has released ratings giving Bachus a 92.38% lifetime conservative record, placing him first in the state delegation and high among the most conservative members in the House.

"It has always been my policy to reflect the values of my constituents in Alabama. My goal has been to provide reliable and principled conservative representation. These values have come under almost daily assault during the last year, but we have stood strong for limited government, personal freedom, and the principles embodied in the U.S. Constitution," Bachus said.

Bachus received a 92% rating from the American Conservative Union for his voting record on major issues during 2009, the highest mark in the Alabama House delegation. The standard was also achieved by Congressman Robert Aderholt and Congressman Jo Bonner.

The American Conservative Union rating was based on 25 major votes taken during the first session of the 111th Congress. Among Bachus' key votes were a vote against a government takeover of health care, a vote against the cap and tax energy bill, his votes against the President's economic stimulus and budget packages, his votes against taxpayer-funded abortion and Planned Parenthood, his vote to end the TARP bailout package, and his vote against grant eligibility for ACORN. Bachus was recognized for his votes in favor of spending cuts, a conservative budget process, permanent repeal of the estate tax, and missile defense.

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