Lance Receives U.S. Chamber's "Spirit of Enterprise" Award

March 16, 2016 news
Lance Receives U.S. Chamber's "Spirit of Enterprise" Award



WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Awardtoday in recognition of his support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies in 2015.
“We are pleased to recognize Congressman Lance for engaging in pro-business policymaking that helps strengthen our nation’s spirit of enterprise,” said Tom Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “The Spirit of Enterprise Award honors those members of Congress who are committed to ensuring that American businesses can continue to operate and succeed in a free enterprise system.”

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. The Spirit of Enterprise Award is the Chamber’s prestigious national recognition highlighting the work done in Congress by lawmakers focused on economic issues.

During the first session of the 114th Congress, the Chamber scored members on 20 important U.S. House votes, including terrorism risk insurance (TRIA), tax relief for small businesses, tort reform, votes to fund transportation and infrastructure and to further U.S. energy independence.

This marked the seventh consecutive year Lance has received the award.

“Having been involved in running a small family law practice with my twin brother Jim I understand first-hand the importance of eliminating red tape and regulations burdens on small businesses,” Lance said. “I am honored to be recognized by the Chamber once again and will continue to fight for New Jersey’s hardworking families and businesses so we can create job opportunities and strengthen our economy for all Americans.”