U.S. Chamber Spirit of Enterprise Award Presented to Congressman McKeon for Pro-Business Record
California Lawmaker Recognized for Supporting, Economic Growth and Job Creation
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Capitol Hill today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented Republican Congressman Howard P. McKeon of California with the annual Spirit of Enterprise
Award for his pro-business voting record during the second session of the 111th Congress.
“The Chamber is honored to recognize Congressman McKeon for helping create an environment in which businesses can grow and create jobs,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. “He has shown great conviction by standing on the side of business, at a time when it matters most. Today we honor him.”
The Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise award, in its 23nd year, has been given annually to Members of Congress based on key business votes outlined in the Chamber’s yearly publication, How They Voted. Those Members of Congress who support the Chamber’s position on at least 70% of those votes qualify to receive the award.
According to the scorecard, Congressman McKeon maintained an 86% rating with the Chamber this year and collectively holds a 95% ranking during his tenure in Congress. The Chamber scored Congress on 11 Senate and 9 House votes in 2010, including passage of a tax rate extension, health care reform, financial services reform, and legislation to promote science and math education.
To view a complete list of the 2010 Spirit of Enterprise recipients, please visit www.uschamber.com/soe.
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.