WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Scott Franklin (FL-18) accepted the 2022 Club for Growth Defender of Economic Freedom Award for his commitment to balance the federal budget and shrink bloated government.
“Congress’ insatiable appetite to spend money has run up a $33 trillion national debt and put us on a collision course with bankruptcy. Americans are expecting Congress to have the courage to right the ship before it’s too late.,” Rep Franklin said. “I’m pleased to receive the Defender of Economic Freedom Award from the Club for Growth and will always fight to balance the federal budget and shrink government.”
“We congratulate Rep. Franklin for earning Club for Growth’s Defender of Economic Freedom Award for fighting for policies that advance limited government and prosperity,” said David McIntosh, President of Club for Growth.
The Club for Growth is the largest free market advocacy organization in the United States, and the foundation’s 2022 Congressional Economic Scorecard is considered the gold-standard in measuring the voting behavior of Members of Congress. The Defender of Economic Freedom Award is given to Representatives and Senators who not only score 90% or better on votes cast in a year, but also maintain a lifetime rating of at least 90% to receive the award.