Business Wire: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Releases 2020 Congressional Ratings

Last week, Rep. Mike Garcia was named a Taxpayer Super Hero by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste. He recorded a score of 100% for votes cast to prevent waste and protect taxpayer dollars.

Business Wire
May 6, 2021

“The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) today released its 2020 Congressional Ratings… The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, identifies members whose voting records helped protect taxpayer dollars, as well as those who consistently voted against their interests…

“CCAGW rates members on a 0 to 100 percent scale. Members are placed in the following categories…

Hostile: 0-19 percent.
Unfriendly: 20-39 percent.
Lukewarm: 40-59 percent.
Friendly: 60-79 percent.
Taxpayer Hero: 80-99 percent.
Taxpayer Super Hero: 100 percent…
Mike Garcia (R, Calif.) earned a perfect 100%.
“CCAGW President Tom Schatz said in a statement:

“’We applaud the Taxpayer Heroes for their votes to cut wasteful spending and defend the interests of taxpayers. In this unprecedented time in American history, the actions of these members are an encouraging sign, and their constituents should congratulate them…’

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, the nation’s largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.”

Read the rest here.


Mike Garcia believes in a strong national defense and is a pro-business, pro-taxpayer, political outsider with nearly 20 years of service to this country as one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy and is a highly decorated US Naval Officer. Garcia is a first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959 and has lived in the 25th district for nearly all of his life. Garcia lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and two sons. He was elected to Congress on May 12, 2020, winning a Special Election with 55% and becoming the first California Republican to flip a Democrat seat since 1998.

The 25th district encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San Fernando Valley. The median income is $76,866 and the ethnic breakdown is 45.8% White, 8% Black, 7.7% Asian and 35.3% Hispanic.

To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit