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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Dr. Bucshon with Spirit of Enterprise Award

March 22, 2017
Press Release

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Dr. Bucshon with Spirit of Enterprise Award

Award Honors Strong Record of Support for Business Community

Pictured: Dr. Bucshon receiving the “Spirit of Enterprise Award” from Chamber CEO Tom Donohue for his work in the 113th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. this week with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the second session of the 114th Congress.

“Small businesses employ nearly 1.2 million Hoosiers and represent over 97 percent of businesses in our state," said Bucshon. “This hardworking workforce is  the lifeblood of our local economies. I’m proud of my record of supporting free market policies in Congress that help small businesses here in Southern Indiana and the Wabash Valley grow, thrive, and hire our neighbors.”

“Businesses of all shapes and sizes need sound, commonsense policy in place in order to get off the ground, grow, and succeed,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “The Spirit of Enterprise Award recognizes those members of Congress who have done what’s right for our friends, family, and neighbors running businesses across the country. We applaud Dr. Bucshon for his commitment to free enterprise and economic growth.”

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’s annual scorecard, How They Voted. Members who supported the Chamber’s position on at least 70 percent of those votes qualify to receive the award.

During the second session of the 114th Congress, the Chamber scored members on 8 Senate votes and 14 House votes related to access to capital for small businesses, ensuring our workforce has the skills necessary for the jobs of tomorrow, and helping American manufacturers compete in a global economy. In addition, votes in support of building the U.S. water infrastructure system, protecting intellectual property, and updating energy policy also factored into scoring.

This is the 29th year that the U.S. Chamber has formally honored the accomplishments of this select group of members of Congress.


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.     Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his third term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.