March 15, 2016
Praise for Congress is almost as rare as consensus inside it! But there are those in both the House and Senate that deserve a little applause -- and today, FRC Action took time out to do exactly that. For the first time in a long time, we had the opportunity to see what Congress could do under Republican control. While we'd all like to see more, our annual scorecard showed significant progress. From defunding Planned Parenthood to repealing Obamacare, members delivered on plenty of important pieces of legislation. They also had the distinction of holding the most pro-life votes in one calendar year in congressional history!
At this morning's special Capitol Hill reception with our Government Affairs and FRC Action teams, I had the chance to thank the 126 "True Blue" representatives and senators who earned a perfect 100 percent on some of the most significant issues of the year. Several of the winners stopped by to mingle with the other leaders who are committed to stand up for life, marriage, taxpayers, veterans, religious liberty and more. So many of them expressed their gratitude for the work FRC does and said how honored they were to receive our award. Oftentimes, these members only hear from their constituents when they do something wrong -- but it's just as important to thank them for refusing to waver on core values.
I appreciate the leaders who took time out of their busy schedules to join us -- as well as the FRC and FRC Action staff, David Christensen, Mandi Ancalle, Quena Gonzalez, Brent Keilen, and Tabitha Walter -- for a year marked by courage and hard work. Congratulations to the 114th Congress's class of True Blue winners! Thank you for all you've accomplished in the name of faith, family, and freedom. See where your members ranked here.
Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.