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U.S. Chamber Recognizes Congressman Scott Perry with Spirit of Enterprise Award

Award Recognizes Record of Support for Small Business Community

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Washington, March 23, 2018 | comments
Congressman Scott Perry (right) receives the Spirit of Enterprise Award from Thomas J. Donohue (left), President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of Perry’s support for pro-growth policies in the first session of the 115th Congress.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Scott Perry with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for small businesses and pro-growth policies in the first session of the 115th Congress.

“It’s a good time to be doing business in America, thanks to a slate of legislative accomplishments that laid the groundwork for more economic growth and job creation,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “These efforts to advance commonsense, growth-oriented legislation will help Main Street American businesses thrive. We commend Congressman Perry for his commitment to promoting and protecting American free enterprise and economic prosperity.”

“I’m proud to have earned the “Spirit of Enterprise Award” every year since being elected to Congress. Supporting small businesses, growing the economy and ensuring every American has an opportunity to succeed is one of my high priorities,” said Congressman Perry. “I’ll continue to fight for policies that help everyone reach their highest potential.”

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 How They Voted scorecard. Members who supported the Chamber’s position on at least 70 percent of those votes earn the award.
This is the 30th year that the U.S. Chamber has formally honored the accomplishments of this select group of Members of Congress.

During the first session of the 115th Congress, the Chamber scored Members on seven Senate votes - including those on tax reform legislation and the confirmation of Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch - and 14 House votes, including votes on tax reform legislation, access to Medicare, and lawsuit abuse. Various votes in support of small business also were scored.

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