Utah Rep. Stewart honored by US Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented Rep. Chris Stewart its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award Wednesday in recognition of his support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies during the first session of the 113th Congress.

The year “2013 was challenging, but Congressman Stewart worked to pass legislation and enact policies that will keep our country moving forward economically,” U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said. “The Spirit of Enterprise Award recognizes legislators like Congressman Stewart who have demonstrated their commitment to supporting pro-growth policies in the 113th Congress.”

The 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 percent of those votes qualify to receive the award. According to this year’s scorecard, Stewart received an 85 percent rating with the Chamber in 2013.

During the first session of the 113th Congress, the Chamber scored members on 13 important House votes, such as delaying enforcement of the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act, approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, trade, transportation, legal reform, and the budget.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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