U.S. Chamber of Commerce awards Sen. Doug Jones “Spirit of Enterprise” Award

State capitol building in Montgomery, Alabama, at night

Special to the
Opelika Observer

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) was awarded the 2020 U.S. Chamber Spirit of Enterprise Award. This award recognizes members of Congress who have shown their commitment to not only supporting pro-business legislation, but also commitment to bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward.

“Pro-growth policies contribute to good jobs and improve the quality of life for the folks I serve, and I am always looking for opportunities to work across the aisle to advance those efforts,” Jones said. “I am grateful to the U.S. Chamber for this honor and I will continue to make it my top priority to improve the lives of Alabamians by championing policies that expand economic opportunity.”

“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 U.S Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue. “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.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

Jones was also awarded the U.S Chamber of Commerce Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship and the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award earlier this month. Jones is one of only two senators to have earned both honors this year. The announcement came during the First Annual U.S. Chamber of Commerce Governing with Distinction Ceremony.


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