WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented its Spirit of Enterprise Award to Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) in recognition of his support of pro-growth policies during the 1st Session of the 115th Congress.
“I accept the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award with great pleasure and with pride in the work that we have done to foster the success of our businesses, small and large,” said Congressman Bishop. “I have always been an advocate for the entrepreneurs who fuel America’s commerce, in particular the women and men who build their ventures with sheer will and perseverance, and I look forward to continuing to work with the Chamber of Commerce to ensure successful entrepreneurship remains an achievable goal.”
Congressman Bishop has long served as a champion for both the business community in Georgia and the nation. The Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on rankings it gives for key business votes outlined in its yearly publication How They Voted.
These designated key votes are recorded floor votes on issues established as priorities on which the Chamber communicates its position prior to the vote. Those members of Congress who support the Chamber’s position on at least 70% of those votes receive the award.
The U.S. Chamber is the world’s largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses of every size, sector, and region.