Above: Gottheimer receives U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Spirit of Enterprise Award.
On Monday, July 20, 2020, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and New Jersey Chamber of Commerce honored U.S. Congressman and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) with the U.S. Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-economic growth policies, bipartisan leadership, and constructive governing in the first session of the 116th Congress.
Gottheimer also has the U.S. Chamber’s #1 bipartisanship score and the highest legislative leadership score in the New Jersey delegation. Gottheimer has also been recognized with the U.S. Chamber’s new Jefferson–Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship.
Gottheimer was joined during a virtual awards presentation by fellow Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chair, Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23); Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Tom Bracken, President and CEO of the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce; and Heather Briccetti, President and CEO of the Business Council of New York State.
Watch the virtual awards presentation HERE.
“During an incredibly difficult time for families and communities, it’s vital that we work together to propel American businesses forward, and that’s why I’m so proud to be recognized with the Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award. I’m committed to continuing my work to lower taxes, cut red tape, help keep businesses afloat and workers on payroll during this crisis, boost investment in infrastructure, and ensure workers are trained for twenty-first century jobs,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “While I do my best to advocate for pro-economic growth, pro-jobs policies, I want to recognize and thank the real job creators and backbones of all our communities: North Jersey businesses that choose to invest in our state and that create and protect jobs.”
“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 the West Coast to New Jersey,” said Thomas J. Donohue, CEO 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 Congressman Gottheimer for his commitment to driving opportunity and prosperity in America’s workforce and on Main Streets in New Jersey and across the nation.”
“When I first met Josh, I’ll never forget him promising that he would do what’s best for the country and what’s best for the State of New Jersey, regardless of the party affiliation, and that his job is to produce something that’s good for the country and the state — and Josh has absolutely, without question, fulfilled that promise from day one,” said New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Tom Bracken.
The U.S. Chamber’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to Members of Congress based on their votes on critical legislation to support pro-economic growth and pro-jobs policies, as well as their commitment to bipartisan leadership and constructive governing.