This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its How They Voted scorecard honoring all six members of Utah’s congressional delegation for their support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies during the second session of the 114th Congress.
“Once again, Utah’s federal delegation has been true ambassadors of the best state for business,” said Lane Beattie, President and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. “We look forward to working with our delegation in the year ahead to advance key priorities including regulation, immigration, health care and tax reform, investing in our infrastructure and ensuring Utah remains globally competitive. On behalf of Utah’s business leaders, I express my gratitude for their leadership and support.”
The U.S. Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation outlined in the Chamber publication, How They Voted. Members who supported the Chamber’s position on at least 70% of those votes qualify to receive the award.
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.
All of Utah’s members of the House of Representatives had a 100% voting record on these key votes. Sen. Hatch also had a 100% voting record, and Sen. Lee had 71%.
The Salt Lake Chamber also recognizes state legislators with the prestigious “Business Champion” award annually. The awards, along with the 2017 Legislative Scorecard, will be released on Wednesday May 17.