Rep Gibbs Wins U.S. Chamber Spirit of Enterprise Award
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Chamber this week honored Congressman Bob Gibbs with the annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, recognizing his efforts on regulatory reform and his support for pro-jobs, pro-economic growth legislation. Gibbs has won the Spirit of Enterprise Award every year since he was first elected to Congress.
“American prosperity depends on the men and women who take risks in opening a business and serving their communities,” said Congressman Gibbs. “Many of these establishments rely on a government permit, certificate, or regulatory approval to conduct business. For too long, Washington’s regulatory overreach has hindered economic growth. I have made regulatory reform one of my highest priorities in Congress and am proud of my record of creating a fair and reliable regulatory environment that unleashes our entrepreneurial spirit while protecting American people. The U.S. Chamber is a tireless advocate for pro-growth, pro-free market policies. I want to thank them for this honor.”
“Every day, all across the country, America’s business owners and job creators serve their communities and strengthen their economies. We commend those leaders in Washington who recognize the vital role these businesses play and support them through commonsense, growth-oriented policy,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “By advancing good legislation, Rep. Bob Gibbs is helping businesses grow and thrive, keeping our economy strong, and promoting the free enterprise system that drives opportunity and prosperity.”
The Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation. 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.