Â 03/06/13 Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) has been named a â€ś2012 ACU Conservativeâ€ť as part of the American Conservative Union (ACU)â€™s 2012 Ratings of Congress. These annual awards are given to members of the Senate and the House of Representatives who consistently vote to uphold conservative values on a wide range of issues.
â€śI am committed to protecting liberty and strengthening America by cutting wasteful spending, reducing the national debt and promoting a pro-growth economic policy,â€ť said Coats. â€śThis award reflects the importance of these priorities, and I am honored to receive it.â€ť
According to its website, â€śThe American Conservative Union (ACU) was founded in 1964 to promote the principles of liberty and the strength of the Constitution. As the nationâ€™s largest and strongest grassroots conservative organization, the ACU serves as the umbrella organization for conservatives in America.â€ť
The ACUâ€™s 2012 ratings are based on votes during the second session of the 112th Congress. More information on the awards is available here.