Congressman Woodall Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award

Aug 23, 2013 Issues: District Outreach, Economy and Jobs

Congressman Rob Woodall is making the most of the opportunity to listen to those whom he represents.  His schedule has included town hall meetings, individual meetings with constituents, lunches with civic groups, and tours of local businesses, to mention just a few.  

On Thursday, the Congressman received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award, an award given to Members of Congress for their support of American jobs and job creators.  The award was presented during the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce General Membership luncheon. “I have great respect for the Chamber of Commerce, not only at the national level, but also locally where the Chamber and new Chamber President, Dan Kaufman, work vigorously to be a positive force not just for the business community, but for our entire community. I am tremendously appreciative of this recognition, though I know it is local businesses and entrepreneurs, not Congress, that deserve the real credit for our growing economy and new jobs for working families,” Woodall said.

Annually, the U.S. Chamber studies the voting records of members of Congress and presents the Spirit of Enterprise Award to those who support issues of importance to job creators.  Woodall stated, “The engine for economic growth in this country has always been small business.  Washington will never know more about your industry than you do. The federal government must never stifle entrepreneurial spirit, but rather should strive to create an environment that unleashes it.”

Woodall finished the day by hosting a town hall meeting in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center with approximately 250 constituents in attendance.  Questions covered the political spectrum, with healthcare, immigration and national security issues consuming much of the crowd’s attention.  “My success as the voice of the 7th District in Washington depends on having great communication with constituents here at home, and I use lots of different kinds of events to achieve that goal.  This country is not run by 51% of America, but rather by 51% of those that show up.  Participation is vital to the success of our Republic, and I am grateful to everyone in the community who came out to participate tonight.”

Woodall represents the 7th Congressional District covering most of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties. For more information and upcoming events, visit http://woodall.house.gov.