Award Honors Strong Record of Support for Business Community
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tuesday honored Congressman Kevin Cramer with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-jobs, pro-growth policies in the first session of the 114th Congress.
It is the third time Cramer has earned this honor. This marks the 28th year that the U.S. Chamber has given out the award.
“I am honored to receive the Spirit of Enterprise award once again from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” said Cramer. “Entrepreneurship and free enterprise are vital to growing the economy and creating jobs in North Dakota and across the country.”
Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, presents the Spirit of Enterprise Award to Congressman Cramer.
“We are pleased to recognize Congressman Cramer for engaging in pro-business policymaking that helps strengthen our nation’s spirit of enterprise,” said Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “The Spirit of Enterprise Award honors those members of Congress who are committed to ensuring that American businesses can continue to operate and succeed in a free enterprise system.”
The award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation as outlined in the Chamber publication, How They Voted. Members who supported the Chamber’s position on at least 70 percent of those votes qualify to receive the award. Cramer received a 100 percent rating in 2015.
During the first session of the 114th Congress, the Chamber scored members on 14 Senate votes and 20 House votes, including votes and lifting the crude oil export ban and the first long-term transportation law in a decade.