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U.S. Chamber: Owens “Strong Voice” for Job Creation

Owens Honored with “Spirit of Enterprise” Award

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Washington, Apr 17, 2013 | comments
Congressman Bill Owens today was honored with the “Spirit of Enterprise Award” for his work throughout the 112th Congress. A Chamber of Commerce press release noted that Congressman Owens was granted the award for “his support of pro-jobs, pro-growth policies during the second session of the 112th Congress.” Owens offered the following statement on the announcement:
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Congressman Bill Owens today was honored with the “Spirit of Enterprise Award” for his work throughout the 112th Congress.  A Chamber of Commerce press release noted that Congressman Owens was granted the award for “his support of pro-jobs, pro-growth policies during the second session of the 112th Congress.”  Owens offered the following statement on the announcement:

“Job creation and economic development have been my top priorities since coming to Congress, and I am pleased to receive this award,” said Owens.  “There is much work ahead to build on the progress we’ve made over the past few years, but I remain optimistic that a commitment to bipartisanship and a fact-based approach to the problems we face can help spur growth and development across the district.”

Reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the establishment of Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Russia and passage of a multi-year transportation bill were included among the actions the Chamber included in their legislative scorecard of Owens.  

“In the face of high-stakes politics and difficult choices, Congressman Owens provided America’s job creators with a strong voice in Congress,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber. “This award recognizes Congressman Owens for consistently demonstrating his support for pro-growth policies.”

A complete list of the 2012 Spirit of Enterprise recipients is available at www.uschamber.com/soe.

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