Grassley Named Champion of Free Enterprise
Senator Accepts Recognition for Pro-Iowa Votes
Washington, D.C. ? Accepting the Spirit of Enterprise award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Sen. Chuck Grassley, of Iowa, was recognized for consistently voting to support policies important to American business and economic growth.
The ninth annual award recognizes Members of Congress who work to strengthen American businesses and the creation of jobs in the United States. The Chamber selected 13 votes cast in the second session of the 104th Congress which would have made a positive impact on U.S. business and commercial activity.
Serving as chairman of the International Trade Subcommittee, Grassley looks for ways to help make Iowa producers and manufacturers competitive in the international marketplace. "Iowa needs to maintain healthy economic policies to compete for foreign markets," said Grassley. "A sound business environment will help keep and create jobs, increase our trading opportunities and help Iowans continue a tradition of economic prosperity."
Key pro-business legislation included:
- Balanced Budget Act
- Welfare Reform
- Product Liability Reform
- Regulatory Flexibility
- TEAM Act
- Line Item Veto
- Farm Bill
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents about 215,000 businesses, 3,000 local and state chambers of commerce and 1,200 trade and professional associations.