Congressmen Yoder receives Spirit of Enterprise Award from U.S. Chamber of Commerce06/14/12
Congressmen Yoder receives Spirit of Enterprise Award from U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Recognized for consistent support of business growth
De Soto, KS – Congressman Kevin Yoder received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award today at the De Soto Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon. The Spirit of Enterprise Award was given in recognition of Rep. Yoder’s support of pro-economic growth legislation during 2011, the first session of the 112th Congress. Rep. Yoder was also the keynote speaker for the Chamber lunch and spoke to members about current Washington, D.C. legislative issues and economic policies that affect local businesses in Kansas.
“I’m truly honored to receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today. Since beginning my work in Washington, D.C. a year and a half ago, I’ve made it priority number one to get our economy moving in the right direction. Legislation that makes it easier for businesses to expand and hire new employees means more paychecks and better wages, puts food on the family dinner table and extra money in savings accounts and college funds,” said Congressman Yoder after receiving the award. “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce assists state and local Chamber groups in helping our businesses thrive. Supporting pro-growth legislation is a no-brainer.”
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation, and represents the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors and regions. This is the twenty-second year that the U.S. Chamber has formally honored the accomplishments of this select group of Members of Congress.
“Faced with difficult choices and high-stakes politics, these men and women provided America’s business community with a strong voice in Congress,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. “We honor these members today for having consistently demonstrated their support for America’s job creators.”