Thursday, March 17, 2016

Congressman Forbes Receives U.S. Chamber’s “Spirit of Enterprise”Award

March 15, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's "Spirit of Enterprise Award" in recognition of his unwavering support of job growth and free enterprise, as reflected by his voting record during the first legislative session of the 114th Congress.

"We are pleased to recognize Congressman Randy Forbes for engaging in pro-business policymaking that helps strengthen our nation's spirit of enterprise," said Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "The Spirit of Enterprise Award honors those members of Congress who are committed to ensuring that American businesses can continue to operate and succeed in a free enterprise system."

"Throughout our country's history, it has been the individual who powers America -- individual workers, individual businesses, and individual jobs," said Forbes. "Today, it is still the collective power of that workforce that creates the backbone of our American economy. That's why I've made working to empower our job creators a priority of mine as I serve in Congress. We need to get Washington out of the way, and empower American entrepreneurs to light up the economy again."

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's "Spirit of Enterprise" award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation as outlined in the Chamber publication, How They Voted. Members who supported the Chamber's position on at least 70 percent of those votes qualify to receive the award. According to the scorecard, Representative Forbes maintained a 75% rating with the Chamber this session and collectively holds an 87% ranking during his tenure in Congress.

As the world's largest business organization, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents over 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. For more information on the Chamber of Commerce or this award visit