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Wittman receives US Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award recognizing work for VA-01 businesses

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Washington, August 27, 2020 | comments

WASHINGTON – Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) this month received the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the United States Chamber of Commerce for his support of pro-business issues from January 2019 through January 2020. The Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to Members of Congress based on rankings by the U.S. Chamber for key pro-free enterprise, pro-economic growth, and pro-jobs votes. It also reflects Congressman Wittman’s commitment to the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward through these difficult times.

“It is truly an honor to receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the US Chamber,” Congressman Wittman said. “One of my top priorities in Congress is spurring economic opportunity in our region through pro-growth policies. This award reflects the tireless work of business owners across Virginia’s First District as much as my work to support them. This year has shown the increased importance of supporting small businesses, and I affirm to you that I will continue my work for our businesses in Congress.”

This year’s scorecard release marks the 32nd year the U.S. Chamber has formally honored lawmakers and the first time in 40 years to update the system of scoring lawmakers. While casting pro-growth votes remains essential, the U.S. Chamber now gives lawmakers credit for showing leadership on positive legislation and reaching across the aisle to get things done. By earning the 2020 Spirit of Enterprise award, Congressman Wittman has shown his commitment to not only supporting pro-business legislation, but also a dedication to reaching across the aisle to get things done for the people of Virginia’s First Congressional District.

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