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Sen. Moran Presented Spirit of Enterprise Award by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Honored for his support of a pro-growth business environment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) was recently presented with the “Spirit of Enterprise” award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 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 honors Sen. Moran’s support of pro-growth legislation during the second session of the 111th Congress, when then-Congressman Moran served Kansans in the “Big First” district.

“The Chamber is honored to recognize Senator Moran for helping create an environment in which businesses can grow and create jobs,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. “He has shown great conviction by standing on the side of business, at a time when it matters most.”

Eligibility for the “Spirit of Enterprise” award is based on how members of Congress vote on key business issues, including tax rate extension; health care reform; financial services reform; and promotion of science and math education.

The designated “key votes” are recorded floor votes on issues established as priorities on which the Chamber communicates its position prior to the vote. This is the 22nd year the U.S. Chamber has formally honored the accomplishments of a select group of members of Congress.