Awards

Congressman Burton has received special recognition from several organizations for his voting record and leadership in Congress.  His honors include:

Organization Endorsements:

Indiana Right to Life
National Rifle Association
US Chamber of Commerce
Veterans Alliance for Security and Democracy


Congressional Voting Attendance: 99.5% in 2010; Lifetime – 94.9%



Congressional Ratings:

  • American Conservative Union - Lifetime 97%
  • United States Chamber of Commerce – Lifetime 88%
  • National Tax Payers Union – 88% (B+ Rating)
  • Club for Growth – 94% in 2008
  • Americans for Prosperity – 80% in 2007
  • Freedom Works – 95% in 2007
  • Americans for Tax Reform – 90% in 2007
  • Citizens Against Government Waste – 84% in 2007
  • National Council of Agriculture Employers – Scored 100% in 2007
  • National Right to Life – Voted with the National Right to Life 98% of the time in 2009
  • American Family Association 100% for 2007-2008
  • Family Research Council – 100% for 2007-2008
  • National Rifle Association – A+ rating
  • Gun Owners of America – A Rating for 2009
  • Christian Coalition – 100% for 2007-2008
  • Consumer Alliance for Energy Security – 100% in 2007
  • National Breast Cancer Coalition – 100% for 2007-2008


Congressional Awards

:

  • Twenty-four Spirit of Enterprise Awards from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for voting in support of free enterprise and a strong economy.
  • Twelve Golden Bulldog Awards from the Watchdogs of the Treasury for voting to cut wasteful Federal spending and reduce taxes. Twelve Taxpayers' Friend Awards from the National Taxpayers Union for fiscal responsibility.
  • Ten National Security Leadership Awards for supporting a policy of peace through strength. The American Security Council, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Reserve Officer Association give the awards jointly. Eight Guardian of Small Business Awards from the National Federation of Independent Business for supporting small business.
  • 2008 and 2009 ACU Defenders of Liberty Award. This award is only given to members of the House and Senate who scored a perfect 100% on a wide variety of issues of concern to grass roots conservatives voted on during the second session of the 110th Congress. 
  • 2008 Taxpayers' Friend Award from National Taxpayers Union for siding with taxpayers on crucial tax and economic issues in the 110th Congress.
  • 2006, 2007 and 2008 True Blue Award presented by the Family Research Council for Congressman Burton's 100% voting record on behalf of American families.

Other Awards:

2008 Taxpayers' Friend Award from National Taxpayers Union for siding with taxpayers on crucial tax and economic issues in the 110th Congress

2008 ACU Defenders of Liberty Award for scoring a perfect 100% on a wide variety of issues of concern to grass roots conservatives voted on during the second session of the 110th Congress.

2005 National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) Leadership Award on behalf of the NFWL for Congressman Burton's tireless work on health care issues.

2006, 2007 and 2008 True Blue Award presented by the Family Research Council for Congressman Burton's 100% voting record on behalf of American families.

2004 Benjamin Franklin Award from the 60 Plus Association for efforts to permanently repeal the estate tax, more commonly referred to as the death tax.

2004 Friend of the Farm Bureau Award from the American Farm Bureau Federation for voting to protect the interests of our nation's farmers.

2004 Small Business Advocate Award from the Small Business Survival Committee for voting to help keep small businesses stay strong through continued innovation, improved investments, and creating new jobs.

2006 Friend of the Shareholder Award from American Shareholders Association for demonstrating an avid commitment to protecting Indiana shareholders and enhancing economic growth in America.

2004 Hero of the Taxpayer Award from Americans for Tax Reform for siding with taxpayers on crucial tax and economic issues in the 108th Congress.

Twenty-four Spirit of Enterprise Awards from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for voting in support of free enterprise and a strong economy.

Thirteen Golden Bulldog Awards from the Watchdogs of the Treasury for voting to cut wasteful Federal spending and reduce taxes.

Fifteen Taxpayers' Friend Awards from the National Taxpayers Union for fiscal responsibility.

Ten National Security Leadership Awards for supporting a policy of peace through strength. The American Security Council, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Reserve Officer Association give the awards jointly.

Eight Guardian of Small Business Awards from the National Federation of Independent Business for supporting small business.