McMorris Rodgers Receives U.S. Chamber Spirit of Enterprise Award

Washington, DC –Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, was honored today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and presented with their Spirit of Enterprise Award for supporting legislation critical to the American business community in the second session of the 111th Congress.

“I am proud to accept the Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers. “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is an outstanding leader for America’s job creators, and I’ve enjoyed working with them on shared priorities, including tax relief, removing harmful regulations, common-sense health care reform, and strengthening our education system.”

“The Chamber is honored to recognize Rep. McMorris Rodgers for helping create an environment in which businesses can grow and create jobs,” said Thomas J. Donahue, president and CEO of the Chamber. “She has shown great conviction by standing on the side of business, at a time when it matters most. Today we honor her.”

Eligibility for the Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award is based on how Members of Congress vote on key business issues. According to their scorecard, Rep. McMorris Rodgers earned a 100% rating in 2010 and collectively holds a 90% ranking during her tenure in Congress.

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.

Photo provided by U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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