Congressman Lamar Smith

Representing the 21st District of Texas
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Rep. Smith Earns 2016 Award for Conservative Excellence

May 3, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – On Monday, Congressman Lamar Smith was presented the 2016 Award for Conservative Excellence by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) for his 92% score for his votes during the 2016 year. The average score for House Republicans was 82%.

Congressman Lamar Smith said of the score, “My votes represent my constituents. I continue to stand for liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and a strong national defense.”

For over 46 years, ACUF has rated Members of Congress and the commitment to the conservative values we share by examining their voting record. ACUF ranks 8,000 elected federal and state officeholders every year, and uses the information as an educational tool to inform the public about where there representatives stand on the issues important to them.  

ACUF Chairman Matt Schlapp said of the congressman’s Award for Conservative Excellence, “Chairman Smith has brought conservative leadership to several important committees in Congress and we can always rely on him to chart the conservative course. It’s our honor to give him ACU’s highest award.”