WASHINGTON — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week honored U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies during the first session of the 115thCongress.
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.
“It is an honor to receive this award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” Thompson said. “I am proud to support policies that are pro-growth and pro-business, which ultimately support American jobs.
“I will continue to advance commonsense regulatory reforms and legislation that will help American workers and businesses thrive.”
“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 chief executive officer 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 Thompson for his commitment to promoting and protecting American free enterprise and economic prosperity.”
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.