King Receives "Spirit of Enterprise" Award
Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King (R-IA) received the "Spirit of Enterprise" Award today from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his ongoing commitment to economic stability.
For the past 24 year the U.S. Chamber has given this award to Members of Congress who support pro-business legislation and pro-growth policies. Awardees are selected based upon the votes they cast on key business issues outlined in the Chamber's publication How They Voted. Members must support the Chamber's position on at least 70% of those votes to receive the award. Congressman King maintained a 88% rating this year and an average of 86% during his tenure in Congress.
"One of the reasons I ran for public office in the first place was to help small business owners succeed and create jobs by promoting pro-growth policies," said King. "I appreciate the Chamber's recognition with this award, and I will continue to strive to get government out of the way of small businesses trying to make it in this economy."
"Over the past year, Congressman King has worked to protect and advance the interests of America's job creators," said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. "By supporting pro-growth policies, Congressman King is helping unleash the power of free enterprise to put our economy back on track and put Americans back to work."