WASHINGTON, D.C. – Family Research Council (FRC) Action recently released its annual scorecard for the First Session of the 115th Congress. U.S. Rep. Don Bacon (R-Nebr.) is among a new record of 245 Members of Congress who scored a perfect 100 percent for votes cast last year. Yesterday he was presented with FRC Action’s "True Blue" award for displaying unwavering commitment and consistent support of faith, family, and freedom.
Votes in the U.S. House and Senate included:
• No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion
• Disapproval of Obama’s HHS Title X Rule
• Obamacare Repeal and Replace
• Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
• DOD Transgender Funding (Blocking Funding for Sex-Reassignment Surgeries)
• D.C. Budget Autonomy
• D.C. Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment
• Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
• Independent Payment Advisory Board Repeal
• Confirmation of Amy Barrett to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
• Tax Cuts & Jobs Act
Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins made the following comment:
“We thank Rep. Bacon for consistently voting to defend and advance faith, family and freedom. As a 'True Blue Member' he voted 100 percent on FRC Action’s Scorecard including votes to repeal and replace Obamacare, deliver long-needed tax cuts that are already providing much needed relief to working families, stand for religious liberty, overturn President Obama’s transgender military policy, end the forced partnership between taxpayers and Planned Parenthood, and protect pain capable babies.
“Rep. Bacon deserves praise for his unwavering commitment to stand for life, family, marriage, and religious liberty. Nebraskans should be encouraged to know that they have a Member of Congress such as Rep. Bacon who has come alongside other members and our president to begin the work of rebuilding our nation, and protecting the very values that made America great,” concluded Perkins.
Rep. Don Bacon added:
“Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council do some great work, and I’m thankful for their support! I believe every child deserves a birthday and I share FRC’s priority of defending innocent life. The most important institution in our society is the family, and I believe we must be diligent in defense of our First Amendment rights, including the free exercise of religion. The FRC and I have many values in common. I believe my perfect score on their scorecard reflects those values.”
Click here to download a copy of the Vote Scorecard.