April 17, 2007

Congressman Poe Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award

US Chamber Recognizes Congressman Poe for Pro-Growth Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC For the second consecutive year, the United States Chamber of Commerce presented Congressman Ted Poe (TX-2) with its prestigious Spirit of Enterprise award for his strong support for a pro-economic growth legislative agenda of the second session of the 109th Congress.

I am honored to be recognized again this year by the United States Chamber of Commerce, said Poe. Supporting legislation that helps business owners and the American worker continues to be a top priority and I look forward to being a strong voice in Washington on behalf of small business.

The Chamber awards the Spirit of Enterprise based on rankings it gives members of Congress for key business votes outlined in its annual publication, How They Voted. Rep. Poe scored 87 percent with the Chamber last year and has compiled an 88 percent cumulative ranking during his tenure in Congress.

Rep. Poe proved to be a valuable ally to the business community last year, supporting measures to stimulate job creation and spur economic growth, said Tom Donohue, Chamber president and CEO. The business community appreciates Teds dedication to a pro-growth agenda and we are proud to present him with this award.

The U.S. Chamber is the world's largest business federation, representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region.