U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Lamborn Awarded Annual Spirit of Enterprise Award
Washington, Mar 30 -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: J.P. Fielder 202 463 5682
Representative Lamborn Presented with the
U.S. Chamber’s Annual Spirit of Enterprise Award
Colorado Lawmaker Recognized for Support of Key Business Issues
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored Representative Doug
Lamborn (R-CO-05) with the Spirit of Enterprise Award for his support of pro-growth
legislation during the second session of the 110th Congress.
"Last year in particular, Congress had to make some tough choices, and Representative Lamborn
clearly demonstrated his commitment to the economy and keeping America competitive in an
ever-changing global market," said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S.
Chamber. "The Chamber is proud to present Representative Lamborn with the Spirit of
Enterprise Award on behalf of businesses large and small."
Eligibility for the award is based on how members of Congress vote on key business issues,
which the Chamber outlines in its yearly publication How They Voted. These designated "key
votes" are recorded floor votes on issues established as priorities on which the Chamber
communicates its position prior to the vote. Those members of Congress who support the
Chamber’s position on at least 70% of those votes receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award.
According to the scorecard, Representative Lamborn maintained an 83% rating with the
Chamber this year and collectively holds a 77% ranking during his tenure in Congress.
The Chamber key-voted 8 Senate and 18 House votes in 2008, including the Ledbetter Act to
eliminate the statute of limitations for pay discrimination lawsuits, the Emergency Economic
Stabilization Act, a nuclear cooperation agreement with India, a bill ensuring the solvency of the
Highway Trust Fund, and the College Opportunity & Affordability Act to lower tuition costs and
streamline the financial aid process.
To view a complete list of the 2008 Spirit of Enterprise recipients, please visit