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Rep. Jody Hice Receives ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award

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Monroe, GA, August 17, 2017 | comments

L to R:  Moore Hallmark, Executive Director of the Southeastern Region Office of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Congressman Jody Hice, Dr. Dan Kaufman, President/CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, & Chris Clark, President/CEO of Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Monroe, GA – During a gathering at the “Gwinnett Chamber ON TOPIC” on Wednesday, August 16th, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Congressman Jody Hice (R-GA) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in 2016. 

“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.  According to this year’s scorecard, Congressman Hice received a 100% rating.


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