WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the first session of the 115thCongress.
“It’s a good time to be doing business in America, thanks to a slate of legislative accomplishments that laid the groundwork for more economic growth and job creation,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “These efforts to advance commonsense, growth-oriented legislation will help Main Street American businesses thrive. We commend Dr. Bucshon for his commitment to promoting and protecting American free enterprise and economic prosperity.”
“Good, high paying jobs are important to individuals and families across the country and critical to our overall economy,” said Dr. Bucshon. “Throughout my time in Congress, I have championed common-sense policies that will make American businesses more competitive and create an economic climate that supports job and wage growth on Main Street.”
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’sHow They Votedscorecard. Members who supported the Chamber’s position on at least 70 percent of those votes qualify to receive the award.
This is the 30thyear that the U.S. Chamber has formally honored the accomplishments of this select group of members of Congress.
During the first session of the 115thCongress, the Chamber scored members onseven Senate votes, including those on tax reform legislation and the confirmation of Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch; and14 House votes, including votes on tax reform legislation, access to Medicare, and lawsuit abuse. Various votes in support of small business were also scored.
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 fourth 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.