WASHINGTON– The nation’s oldest grassroots conservative organization honored U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) for adhering to conservative principles while voting on behalf of Arkansans in the U.S. Senate.
Boozman received the “Award for Conservative Excellence” from the American Conservative Union (ACU) for scoring in the 90-100 percentile for key votes graded by the organization. Boozman earned the distinction by voting to increase security at our borders, rein in the Obama Administration’s excessive regulations and protect the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans.
“I am grateful to be recognized by ACU, one of the country’s most highly respected grassroots organizations. Like the ACU, I believe the key to making our nation better is to govern through conservative principles. The people of Arkansas share this belief. The majority of Arkansans want to get our economy moving, rein in the expansive federal government and stop Washington’s wasteful spending. That can all be accomplished by embracing conservative solutions,” Boozman said.
For more than fifty years, ACU has advocated for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values and a strong national defense. ACU is known for hosting the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual political conference attended by conservative activists and elected officials from across the country, which the organization has been putting on for over forty years.
Since 1971, the ACU has annually graded Members of Congress based on their votes on key conservative issues. The 2015 ACU Ratings of Congress includes scores for each individual member in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The full 2015 ACU Ratings of Congress guide is now available online at www.conservative.org.