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McHenry Receives Conservative Achievement Award

Congressman presented award for strong conservative voting record last Congress

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Washington, February 4, 2016 | Jeff Butler (202-225-2576) | comments

Congressman Patrick McHenry was recently presented with an award from the American Conservative Union (ACU) recognizing his conservative voting record in 2014. Congressman McHenry, who enjoys a lifetime conservative rating of 95.2% from the ACU, was presented with the Conservative Achievement Award in his Washington office by ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. 

"I'm honored to again this year receive the ACU's Conservative Achievement Award," said Congressman McHenry. "As a lifelong believer in the conservative principles of small government and individual rights, I've worked tirelessly during my time in Congress to advance these causes and my voting record reflects that."

Matt Schlapp, Chairman of the ACU said,“I have known Congressman McHenry for many years, personally and professionally, and he is a solid conservative leader in the House of Representatives, as reflected by his lifetime ACU rating of over 95%.  This year was no different as we again presented him with our Conservative Achievement Award recognizing his continued work to reduce the size and scope of our government."

For almost five decades ACU has published what is known as the “gold standard” for congressional ratings. The ACU Conservative Achievement Award is given to Members of Congress who receive at least an 80% ACU rating during the last year. McHenry scored an 88% in 2014, but has an ACU lifetime average of 95.2%, the second highest rating for any member of North Carolina's Congressional delegation. The average ACU rating for all U.S. Representatives in the 113th Congress was 44.6%.

In addition to the congressional ratings, ACU is the host of the annual CPAC conference, which last year was the 3rd most widely covered media event (following the Super Bowl and the State of the Union Address). 

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