Hurd Honored with U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award

June 23, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) today received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award in recognition of his tireless support for the business community.

“99.8 percent of Texas businesses are small businesses and employ roughly 4.7 million hardworking Texans. These businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and the backbone of our local communities. Many have been significantly impacted during the pandemic, and I’ve worked with our local Chambers of Commerce and many other industry leaders to ensure they have the resources to make it through,” said Hurd. “I will continue to be a champion for our business community and fight for policy solutions and regulatory reform that fosters innovation, entrepreneurship and job growth for the folks who contribute so much to our state and our nation.”

“In these uncertain times with daunting economic and social challenges facing our nation, it is imperative that leaders in Washington are focused on propelling American businesses forward to create jobs and economic growth from California to Maine,” said Thomas J. Donohue, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “As we rebuild our economy, legislators must lead by pursuing bipartisan solutions that create jobs and promote a free enterprise system. I’m proud to recognize these 259 Members of Congress for their commitment to driving opportunity and prosperity in America’s workforce and on Main Streets across the nation.”

This is the 32nd year that the Chamber has formally honored the accomplishments of members of Congress, and the award focuses on the support of pro-business legislation, bipartisan leadership, and constructive governing.