November 02, 2011

Senators Named True Blue Members of Congress

Recognized for unwavering support of the family

Washington, D.C. - Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch have received the "True Blue" Award from Family Research Council Action and CitizenLink for their continued support for legislation that protects families.  The organizations released their voting scorecard for the first session of the 112 th Congress outlining votes on issues that affect family issues.  Crapo and Risch were two of only eight senators who scored a perfect 100 percent.

To be recognized as a "True Blue" Member of the Senate, the organizations look for Members to "exhibit extraordinary leadership and commitment to the defense of family, faith and freedom."  Crapo and Risch voted consistently for pro-family issues during the first session of the 112 th Congress. 

"Voting to defend traditional, pro-family policies in Washington, D.C., is just part of the overall effort to protect the family, whether in workplace practices or in the home," Crapo said.  "We ask that all Idahoans stay engaged and remain informed and active constituents when it comes to preserving time-honored family values."   

"This award is just a reflection of the values of Idahoans," said Risch.  "They have placed a great trust in me to represent their pro-family values in Washington."

Some of the critical votes related to family issues this session include:

  • Repealing the Health Care Law
  • Defunding Planned Parenthood
  • No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act

Complete scorecards for the U.S. Senate and House can be viewed here.

"We thank those Members of Congress who have voted consistently to defend faith, family and freedom. These 'True Blue Members' have voted to repeal Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood, end government funding for abortion within the health care law, uphold the Defense of Marriage Act and continue support for school choice," said Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council Action.  "I applaud their commitment to uphold the institutions of marriage and family," concluded Perkins.