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Sen. Landrieu Receives U.S. Chamber Spirit of Enterprise Award

April 16, 2013

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's "Spirit of Enterprise" award for her support of pro-business legislation during the second session of the 112th Congress. This is the ninth time Sen. Landrieu has won the award since 2002.

"I am proud to stand up for Louisiana's businesses and work to make sure they have the resources they need to grow and thrive," Sen. Landrieu said. "I thank the U.S. Chamber for this recognition and my fellow colleagues who share my dedication to small business. I will continue to fight for small businesses across our country, especially the 80,000 in Louisiana, who are the true backbone of our economy."

"In the face of high-stakes politics and difficult choices, Senator Landrieu 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 Senator Landrieu for consistently demonstrating her support for pro-growth policies."

The U.S. Chamber took into consideration Sen. Landrieu's support for the Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act and the Transportation bill, which included the RESTORE Act-both were enacted into law. She also voted for the Keystone pipeline and against repealing oil and gas tax provisions.

The U.S. Chamber grants this award based on rankings it gives members of Congress for key business votes and recorded floor votes on issues that have been established as important by the Chamber's board of directors. These are also votes on which the Chamber has previously communicated its position. The award signifies the Chamber's appreciation of those members by identifying individual senators and representatives as strong supporters of free enterprise in America.

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CREDIT: Office of Sen. Mary Landrieu


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