Peterson Awarded “Spirit of Enterprise” by U.S. Chamber

Apr 30, 2015 Issues: Economy and Jobs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented Congressman Collin Peterson with the annual Spirit of Enterprise Award for his support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies during the second session of the 113th Congress.

“Minnesota’s Seventh District businesses provide good jobs for district residents and play a major role in keeping the district’s economy strong,” Peterson said. “I appreciate the Chamber’s support and thank them for this recognition.”

“For 50 years, through our How They Voted scorecard, the U.S. Chamber has been recognizing legislators from both sides of the aisle who have worked to pass legislation and enact policies that bolster our country’s economy, create jobs and keep our nation’s spirit of enterprise alive,” U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said. “The Spirit of Enterprise award honors those members of Congress like Congressman Collin Peterson who has recognized the need and shown a commitment to pro-growth policies in the second session of the 113th Congress.”

The Chamber honored 208 members of the House of Representatives and 40 members of the Senate with the award. The Chamber scored members on eight Senate votes and 14 House votes, including terrorism risk insurance (TRIA) and tax extenders. Also scored were votes to ensure free speech, fund transportation and infrastructure, and to further U.S. energy independence.

According to the scorecard, in 2014, Peterson received a 93 percent rating with the Chamber and collectively holds a 64 percent ranking during his tenure in Congress. Peterson was also recognized by the U.S. Chamber for his record during the first session of the 113th Congress.