Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) received the “Spirit of Enterprise Award” from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for being a steadfast champion of local job creation and economic growth. Among other efforts, Bustos has worked to strengthen the Rock Island Arsenal and its workers, to reach across the aisle to ensure Thomson prison remains on track to open, to advocate for Illinois to lead a revolution in American manufacturing with the first-of-its-kind national Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute (DMDII), and to invest in our region’s infrastructure and transportation priorities.
“Since taking office I have worked hard with both Democrats and Republicans on reasonable solutions to create jobs, boost our economy and strengthen economic collaboration across our region and state,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “I look forward to continuing to fight for the economic well-being of all our communities as we work together to make our region an even better place to live, work and raise a family.
“For 50 years, through our How They Voted scorecard, the U.S. Chamber has been recognizing legislators from both sides of the aisle who have worked to pass legislation and enact policies that bolster our country’s economy, create jobs and keep our nation’s spirit of enterprise alive,” U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said. “The Spirit of Enterprise award honors those members of Congress like Congresswoman Cheri Bustos who has recognized the need and shown a commitment to pro-growth policies in the second session of the 113th Congress.”