Written by the Enterprise Staff for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise on July 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — On Tuesday the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented northern New York’s congressional representative Elise Stefanik with its annual “Spirit of Enterprise” award.

The “Spirit of Enterprise” award is given in recognition of members of Congress who support a pro-growth and pro-business agenda.

Following the presentation of the award at the virtual event, Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, and U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark took questions from various chambers of commerce and businesses from her congressional district, New York’s 21st.

“I’m honored and grateful to once again receive the ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” Stefanik said in a press release. “I grew up in a small business family and know firsthand how burdensome regulations and high taxes greatly impede growth for our local North Country small businesses. As we continue our economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to support and bring forth pro-growth and pro-business policies in Congress. I will always be a fierce advocate for the expansion of our North Country economy.”

“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,” said Suzanne P. Clark, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “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 Rep. Stefanik for her commitment to driving opportunity and prosperity in America’s workforce and on Main Streets across the nation.”

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