U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognizes Kevin Brady with Spirit of Enterprise Award
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-08) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of Brady's support for 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 Brady for his commitment to promoting and protecting American free enterprise and economic prosperity.”
“With pro-growth policies coming out of Congress and The White House, and an economy that’s humming because of the President’s tax cuts, American businesses, families, and workers are reaping the benefits,” said Kevin Brady, Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. “Helping local businesses achieve their goals for the betterment of the whole community is in my blood, and I’m proud to accept this award and to continue to work on their behalf.”
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 qualify to receive 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 were also scored.
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.