“Receiving this award today is a great honor,” said King. “The American Conservative Union’s award holds Congress accountable and recognizes those who consistently use conservative principles to guide their legislative decisions.”
“Steve King’s lifetime ACU rating of ’96’ over 10 years of service shows an outstanding commitment to conservative principles on a wide range of issues and is one of the highest ratings in the Congress over that length of time,” ACU Chairman Al Cardenas said.
The award is based on votes taken during the second session of the 112th Congress. The ACU is the oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization in the country and their rating system is considered to be the definitive conservative assessment of Congress. King scored an 88% in 2012 and holds a 96% lifetime rating.