WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise Award” in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the first session of the 115th Congress.
“I am honored to accept this award from the U.S. Chamber,” said Senator Wicker. “In the past year, I have been proud to support pro-growth and pro-jobs legislation, including the historic ‘Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.’ With every bonus, every pay raise, every expanded benefit, and every lower energy bill, American families have more money in their budgets to spend on the things they need most.”
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. Senator Wicker scored 86 percent this session and has a lifetime score of 94 percent.
This is the 30th year that the U.S. Chamber has formally honored the accomplishments of this select group of members of Congress.
“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 CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “These efforts to advance commonsense, growth-oriented legislation will help Main Street American businesses thrive. We commend Senator Wicker for his commitment to promoting and protecting American free enterprise and economic prosperity.”
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. 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.