03/06/13 Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) has been named a “2012 ACU Conservative” as part of the American Conservative Union (ACU)’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.
“I am committed to protecting liberty and strengthening America by cutting wasteful spending, reducing the national debt and promoting a pro-growth economic policy,” said Coats. “This award reflects the importance of these priorities, and I am honored to receive it.”
According to its website, “The American Conservative Union (ACU) was founded in 1964 to promote the principles of liberty and the strength of the Constitution. As the nation’s largest and strongest grassroots conservative organization, the ACU serves as the umbrella organization for conservatives in America.”
The ACU’s 2012 ratings are based on votes during the second session of the 112th Congress. More information on the awards is available here.