Speaking at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce First Friday Luncheon on September 4, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) was presented with the Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award. The award recognizes his support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies during the second session of the 113th Congress.
Randy Nehrt, Executive Director of the Illinois Chamber’s Energy Council, and Maggie Sheely, U.S. Chamber’s Great Lakes Region Manager of Congressional and Public Affairs, present Congressman Shimkus with the Spirit of Enterprise Award.
“You can’t get Americans back to work without employers to hire them,” said Shimkus. “I’m proud of my votes for legislation that helps grow our economy and create jobs.”
Bills to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline and block the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule were among the key votes considered for the Spirit of Enterprise Award.
“For 50 years, through our How They Voted scorecard, the U.S. Chamber has been recognizing legislators from both sides of the aisle who have worked to pass legislation and enact policies that bolster our country’s economy, create jobs and keep our nation’s spirit of enterprise alive,” U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said.
“The Spirit of Enterprise award honors members of Congress like Rep. John Shimkus who have recognized the need for and shown a commitment to pro-growth policies in the second session of the 113th Congress.”