Shimkus earns 'Spirit of Enterprise' award from Chamber

The Madison County Record Apr. 10, 2008, 1:42pm


WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman John Shimkus (R-19) has earned another Spirit of Enterprise award for his votes in support of pro-business issues during 2007.

The award was issued April 9 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

"The business community depends on solid partnerships on Capitol Hill to help grow the economy and create new jobs for hardworking Americans," said Tom Donohue, Chamber president and CEO.

"This award recognizes those lawmakers who have demonstrated leadership on important business issues such as trade, investment and transportation."

Shimkus stated, "I often refer to the fact that to be an employee you need to have an employer. Often government doesn't make it easy for employers to continue in business and to grow in order to create more jobs.

"This award is important in that I have voted for issues that will make it easier for businesses, small and large, to help our economy through this time of uneasiness."

The Chamber considered 20 votes in the House when determining this award. Awards were given to those who supported the Chamber on at least 70 percent of those votes.

The Madison County Record is owned by the Institute for Legal Reform, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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