Before the COVID-19 pandemic caused an untimely recession and global health crisis, the U.S. economy was at the peak of historic economic recovery. From record-low unemployment to exponential job growth and billions of dollars of economic investment, millions of Georgians have benefited from the past decade of economic prosperity. Much of the positive economic impacts could not be possible without pro-business advocates and strong leadership on Capitol Hill.
Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored 210 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 49 members of the U.S. Senate with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award. Given in recognition of a lawmaker’s support for pro-growth policies in the first session of the 116th Congress, the Spirit of Enterprise Award is also based on measures of leadership and bipartisanship. Among those recognized are both Georgia Senators and two Congressmen who represent parts of Gwinnett. The Gwinnett Chamber commends Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, along with Congressmen Jody Hice and Rob Woodall, for their work in supporting pro-business legislation, demonstrating effective leadership, and committing to working across the aisle.
Congressman Woodall is a nine-time recipient of the Spirit of Enterprise Award, having received one every year he served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Both Congressman Hice and Senator Perdue are four-time recipients and Senator Loeffler, who was appointed by Governor Brian Kemp last December to fill Senator Johnny Isakson’s seat, received her first award. You can view the U.S. Chamber’s scorecard here.
As we work together to rebuild our economy, we look to our leaders in Congress to continue fighting for policies that create jobs, support economic development, and yield opportunity for all Americans. Whether it was voting in favor of the Expanding Investment in Small Business Act, co-sponsoring the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2019, or working in bipartisan fashion to pass the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Implementation Act, their commitment to free enterprise is a promise worth recognizing for a cause worth celebrating.