BATTLE GROUND — On Friday, July 1, Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award at Mill Creek Pub in Battle Ground.
The U.S. Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical pro-business legislation. Herrera Beutler was joined by a local group of small business owners and elected officials. She gave brief remarks about her legislative work to help small businesses grow and create jobs.
“In southwest Washington, it is the small and family owned businesses that create good jobs and grow our economy,” Herrera Beutler said. “Job creators are still struggling to get back on their feet, which is why I have supported strategic and responsible initiatives to reverse government overspending and reduce harmful and unnecessary regulations in order to restart southwest Washington’s economy. I am honored to receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award and I will continue to champion these priorities in Congress.”
“Now, in 2016, we are navigating a fragile economic recovery. It is as important as ever to make sure businesses of all sizes — from small businesses like Mill Creek Pub, on up to some of our largest employers — can succeed,” Herrera Beutler said. “To make this possible, we must reduce the regulatory burdens that most often trip up local businesses from thriving, make sure our tax structure is competitive, and ensure our infrastructure allows the products we make to flow safely and efficiently.”