U.S. Chamber gives Rep. Mia Love Spirit of Enterprise Award

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has honored Rep. Mia Love with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of her support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress.   These policies affect businesses in Utah.

“During her time in Washington, Rep. Mia Love has become a dependable advocate of business. The Congresswoman has voted consistently in favor of legislation that helps grow Utah’s economy by supporting the principles that drive Utah business,” said Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. “To earn this recognition for the second year in a row proves, once again, the best state for business has superior representation in our nation’s capital.”

The Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation as outlined in the Chamber’s annual scorecard, How they Voted.  Members who supported the Chamber’s position on at least 70 per cent of those votes qualify to receive the award.

“Businesses of all shapes and sizes need sound, commonsense policy in order to get off the ground, grow, and succeed,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  “We applaud Congresswoman Love for her commitment to free enterprise and economic growth.”

During the second session of the 114th Congress, the Chamber scored members on 8 Senate votes and 14 House votes related to access to capital for small businesses, ensuring our workforce has the skills necessary for the jobs of tomorrow, and helping American manufacturers compete in a global economy. In addition, votes in support of building the U.S. water infrastructure system, protecting intellectual property, and updating energy policy also factored into scoring.