U.S. Chamber Honors Hultgren with Spirit of Enterprise Award
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today presented Rep. Randy Hultgren of Illinois with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award in recognition of his support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies during the first session of the 113th Congress.
“2013 was challenging, but Congressman Hultgren worked to pass legislation and enact policies that will keep our country moving forward economically,” U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said. “The Spirit of Enterprise Award recognizes legislators like Congressman Hultgren who have demonstrated their commitment to supporting pro-growth policies in the 113th Congress.”
“American middle class families are hurting, and Illinois’ unemployment rate still sits above the national average amidst our struggling economy. We need to pursue policies that will encourage businesses, many of whom are represented by the U.S. Chamber, to hire more workers and innovate,” said Rep. Hultgren. “I am honored to receive this award and look forward to the Senate and the President taking up House-passed jobs legislation that will get Americans back to work.”
The Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation outlined in the Chamber publication, How They Voted. Members who supported the Chamber’s position on at least 70% of those votes qualify to receive the award.
According to this year’s scorecard, Hultgren received an 85% rating with the Chamber in 2013 and has a cumulative rating of 91% for his tenure in Congress.
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.