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Pryor Receives Award from U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Location: Washington, DC

Pryor Receives Award from U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Recognized for Economic-Growth Record

Senator Mark Pryor today received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Spirit of Enterprise Award for his strong support of a pro-economic growth legislative agenda.

Pryor said he is honored to receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the Chamber of Commerce and is appreciative of the working relationship he has built with the Chamber and its Arkansas membership. Pryor said his efforts to help businesses survive and grow during difficult economic times were considered for his nomination, including initiatives to unfreeze tight credit markets and increase bonus depreciation and expensing limits for businesses.

"I am honored to be recognized for this award, Pryor said. "I am even more grateful for the constructive dialogue I have with members of Arkansas Chamber groups, and I look forward to a continued partnership. I value the Chamber's input on promoting economic stability and growth and improving our nation's competitiveness in today's sink or swim economy."

"Last year in particular, Congress had to make some tough choices, and Senator Pryor clearly demonstrated his commitment to the economy and keeping America competitive in an ever-changing global market," said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. "The Chamber is proud to present Senator Pryor with the Spirit of Enterprise Award on behalf of businesses large and small."

Pryor said the award is given out by the Chamber of Commerce to Senators and Congressmen who show a strong pro-business record, voting in support of the Chamber's position on at least 70 percent of their key priorities. For the second session of the 110th Congress, the Chamber presented awards to 56 Senators, including 10 Democratic members. During this time, Pryor received a 75% score.

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