WASHINGTON – Congressman Henry Cuellar was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Spirit of Enterprise Award,” in recognition of his support for pro-job, pro-growth policies in the U.S. House of Representatives for the second session of the 115th Congress. Congressman Cuellar is a former small-business owner and has been supported by other business groups. This award ceremony took place at the U.S. Chamber Hill Office in Washington, DC.
“It is an honor to receive this prestigious award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Since being elected to office, I have supported pro-business, pro-growth legislation because I know that support for business means greater economic prosperity for our country. My district is home to major international trade ports and agricultural businesses, as well as thousands of local small businesses that provide jobs and support to our economy through free enterprise. I will continue to support policies that make direct investments into local small businesses.”
The Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation as outlined in the Chamber online publication How They Voted. Congressman Cuellar supported the Chamber’s position 91 percent of the time, which qualified him to receive the award.
“Every day, all across the country, America’s business owners and job creators serve their communities and strengthen their economies. We commend those leaders in Washington who recognize the vital role these businesses play and support them through commonsense, growth-oriented policy,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “By advancing good legislation, Rep. Henry Cuellar is helping businesses grow and thrive, keeping our economy strong, and promoting the free enterprise system that drives opportunity and prosperity.”