Author: Sean Moran, Breitbart

The Club for Growth Foundation will on Thursday release its 2019 congressional scorecard, which details how lawmakers voted on economic legislation, Breitbart News learned exclusively.

The Club for Growth Foundation revealed in its scorecard that 40 House lawmakers and six U.S. senators will receive the conservative organization’s Defender of Economic Freedom Award for 2019. In 2018, 20 House representatives and five senators received the award. Starting in 2011, the Club for Growth Foundation required that lawmakers not only score 90 percent or better on votes cast annually but also maintain a lifetime rating of at least 90 percent to receive the award.

“The Club for Growth Foundation’s annual Congressional Scorecard is the leading tool for activists, investors, and the media to measure how Members of Congress vote on economic policy,” said David Mcintosh, the president of Club for Growth. “Every year, we have disappointments and surprises, and this year is no different. While it’s good to see more Members earn the title of Defenders of Economic Freedom, there are always a few who stray from supporting economic liberty.”

Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mike Braun (R-IN) received a perfect score in 2019, and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Pat Toomey (R-PA) also received the award.

The 24 House lawmakers that received a 100 percent rating in the House, including:

Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Ken Buck (R-CO), Ted Budd (R-NC), Ben Cline (R-VA), John Curtis (R-UT), Warren Davidson (R-OH), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Glenn Grothman (R-WI), Jim Jordan (R-OH), John Joyce (R-PA), Fred Keller (R-PA), Tom McClintock (R-CA), Mark Meadows (R-NC), Ralph Norman (R-SC), Gary Palmer (R-AL), Scott Perry (R-PA), John Ratcliffe (R-TX), Chip Roy (R-TX), David Schweikert (R-AZ), Greg Steube (R-FL), Van Taylor (R-TX), Mark Walker (R-NC), and Ron Wright (R-TX).

The 18 other House lawmakers receiving Defender of Economic Freedom awards include:

Reps. Tim Burchett (R-TN), Michael Cloud (R-TX), Kevin Hern (R-OK), William Timmons (R-SC), Jody Hice (R-GA), Russ Fulcher (R-ID), Lance Gooden (R-TX), Mark Green (R-TN), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Thomas Massie (R-KY), Louis Gohmert (R-TX), Steve Chabot (R-OH), Bryan Steil (R-WI), George Holding (R-NC), Andy Harris (R-MD), Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), Dusty Johnson (R-SD), and Steve Watkins (R-KS).

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