WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of her support for pro-growth policies in the first session of the 115th Congress.

“I thank the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for this prestigious recognition,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Growing up in a small business family, I know that too often Washington can stand in the way of our small businesses, and I have worked in Congress to support pro-growth policies that help our businesses expand and create good paying jobs for families in our district. Economic growth and job creation is my top priority in Congress, and I will continue to be a strong advocate for our North Country small businesses.”

“It’s a good time to be doing business in America, thanks to a slate of legislative accomplishments that laid the groundwork for more economic growth and job creation,” said Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “These efforts to advance commonsense, growth-oriented legislation will help Main Street American businesses thrive. We commend Congresswoman Stefanik for her commitment to promoting and protecting American free enterprise and economic prosperity.”

The Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation as outlined in the Chamber’s How They Voted scorecard. Members who supported the Chamber’s position on at least 70 percent of those votes qualify to receive the award.