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Rep. Jody Hice Receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award

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Washington, March 21, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress.

“Businesses of all shapes and sizes need sound, commonsense policy in place in order to get off the ground, grow, and succeed,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “The Spirit of Enterprise Award recognizes those members of Congress who have done what’s right for our friends, family, and neighbors running businesses across the country. We applaud Congressman Jody Hice for his commitment to free enterprise and economic growth.”

“Reducing regulatory red tape and focusing on pro-business principles will help create jobs and grow our economy,” said Congressman Hice. Now more than ever, we need to implement policies that create space for businesses to flourish and hire more workers. I am humbled to receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award and will continue fighting every day to fuel economic opportunity for Georgia’s hardworking families and businesses.”

The Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation as outlined in the Chamber’s annual scorecard, How They Voted. Members who supported the Chamber’s position on at least 70 percent of those votes qualify to receive the award.

During the second session of the 114th Congress, the Chamber scored members on eight Senate votes and 14 House votes related to access to capital for small businesses, ensuring our workforce has the skills necessary for the jobs of tomorrow, and helping American manufacturers compete in a global economy. In addition, votes in support of building the U.S. water infrastructure system, protecting intellectual property, and updating energy policy also factored into scoring.

According to this year’s scorecard, Hice received a 100% rating with the Chamber in 2016.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

Suzanne Clarke, Senior Executive Vice President for the U.S. Chamber, presents Congressman Hice with Spirit of Enterprise Award

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