U.S. Chamber Recognizes Rep. Woodall with Spirit of Enterprise Award
(Duluth, GA) – Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented Seventh District Representative Rob Woodall with the Spirit of Enterprise Award in recognition of his pro-economic growth voting record fostering small business and entrepreneurship. Each year the Chamber tracks Members of Congress on key votes to the business community, and Woodall has become a perennial recipient of the award with the highest percentage ranking of the entire Georgia delegation.
“The Seventh District is a community of folks that get things done,” said Rep. Woodall. “From start-up entrepreneurs to established corporate citizens, we have expertise in just about every field right here at home, and all they need from Washington is a regulatory climate that allows them to do what they do best. Their partnership is the driving force behind our success, and it makes our voice in Congress that much more effective.”
During the first session of the 114th Congress, the Chamber scored Members on 20 House votes, including votes to make permanent tax provisions that would have regularly expired, and the first long-term transportation law in a decade (H.R. 22 ). Rep. Woodall serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee responsible for crafting H.R. 22, which was ultimately passed by the U.S. Senate and signed into law by President Obama.
Also in attendance at today’s presentation were members of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and local business community.
Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee.