The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today presented U.S. Representative Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) with the Spirit of Enterprise Award for his pro-business voting record during the second session of the 111th Congress.
"The simple truth is that America is at its best when it promotes liberty, free markets, and accountability," said Broun. "The way to unleash America's entrepreneurial power is by providing incentives through tax reductions and removing burdensome regulations on small businesses. I appreciate the U.S. Chamber's efforts in fighting for free enterprise, and I will continue to work for legislation that provides opportunities for our nation's job creators."
President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said, "The Chamber is honored to recognize Congressman Broun for helping create an environment in which businesses can grow and create jobs. He has shown great conviction by standing on the side of business, at a time when it matters most. Today we honor him."
The Chamber's prestigious Spirit of Enterprise award, in its 23nd year, has been given annually to Members of Congress based on key business votes outlined in the Chamber's yearly publication, How They Voted. To view a complete list of the 2010 Spirit of Enterprise recipients, please visit www.uschamber.com/soe.