Most Americans will agree that too much government involvement in their everyday lives is something they can do without.
One non-for profit organization that tries to counter government overreach, wasteful spending, and out-of-control business-hampering regulations, is Americans for Limited Government.
Every year the group acknowledges one member of the U.S. Congress who they feel stands out above all the rest when it comes to pushing back against an aggressive federal government.
This year the group has named two congressmen, Reps. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Sean Duffy (R-MI) as their Congressmen of the Year.
Gosar took to Twitter to express his gratitude for the nod.
— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) August 16, 2016
“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.”-Richard Manning,
Americans for Limited Government