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Peterson honored by U.S. Chamber
(WASHINGTON DC) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented Congressman Peterson of Minnesota with the annual Spirit of Enterprise Award for his support of pro-jobs, pro-growth policies during the second session of the 112th Congress.
"I'm proud to represent businesses in my district that help to keep our rural economy strong," Peterson said.
The Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award, in its 25th year, is given annually to members of Congress based on key business issues outlined in the Chamber publication How They Voted. Members who support the Chamber’s position on at least 70% of those votes qualify to receive the award.
“In the face of high-stakes politics and difficult choices, Congressman Peterson provided America’s job creators with a strong voice in Congress,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. “This award recognizes Congressman Peterson for consistently demonstrating his support for pro-growth policies.”
According to the scorecard, Congressman Peterson received a 100 percent rating with the Chamber this year and collectively holds a 64% ranking during his tenure in Congress.
The Chamber scored Congress on eight Senate and 12 House votes in 2012, including reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the establishment of Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Russia, and the reauthorization of surface transportation legislation. Also scored were votes to repeal onerous provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, improve the process by which regulations are promulgated, and better secure the United States from cyber threats.
To view a complete list of the 2012 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.