Madison County Business League & Foundation Government Affairs Committee presents The Spirit of Enterprise Awards to Senator Roger Wicker and Congressman Gregg Harper
The Madison County Business League & Foundation Government Affairs Committee will host a breakfast meeting on Friday, August 25, 2017, at 8:00 am in
the law offices of Butler Snow in Ridgeland, MS, to honor and present the Spirit of Enterprise awards to Senator Roger Wicker and Congressman Gregg
Harper. The award is given in recognition of their support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress. Ronald Eidshaug, VP
of Government and Public Affairs – US Chamber of Commerce, will make the presentation.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored 266 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 55 members of the U.S. Senate with its annual Spirit of Enterprise
Award, “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 these legislators for their commitment to free enterprise
and economic growth.”
This prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation as outlined
in the US 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 8 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. This is the 29th year that the U.S. Chamber has formally honored the accomplishments of this select group of members of Congress.