Aug. 15, 2016, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement naming U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) Congressmen of the Year:
“Few leaders on Capitol Hill have done more to defend Congress’ Article One power of the purse than Paul Gosar and Sean Duffy, who have truly earned the moniker Congressmen of the Year.
“Gosar has worked tirelessly to defund a large swath of President Obama’s agenda, including to defund implementation of the HUD regulation Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, an overreaching regulation that rezones neighborhoods along income and racial guidelines, and other defunds against sanctuary cites and IRS salary bonuses.
“Duffy has fought to protect the free and open Internet, and penned the original defund that prohibits NTIA from relinquishing oversight of the domain name system to the international community. Duffy also protected U.S. taxpayers from having to bail out creditors who bet poorly on Puerto Rican debt, sponsoring the legislation that restructured Puerto Rico’s $72 billion debt.
“Together, Gosar and Duffy are examples of true leadership in Congress, men who put their constituents, the American people, first, and who take their responsibilities under Article One seriously, and that is why they have been named Americans for Limited Government’s Congressmen of the Year.
“If there were 218 Paul Gosars and Sean Duffys in the House of Representatives, President Obama’s assault of Article One of the Constitution would have been stopped in its tracks.”
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