Bradley Honored by U.S. Chamber of Commerce With "Spirit of Enter prise" Award

From The Office of Congressman Jeb Bradley

(Washington, D.C.) - First District Congressman Jeb Bradley was honored today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with its annual "Spirit of Enterprise" award at a ceremony held in the U.S.Capitol. Bradley received the award for his support of pro-economic growth legislation during the first session of the 109thCongress.

Bradley, a member of the House Budget and Small Business Committees, stated, "We have experienced 30 straight months of job growth, and the nation's unemployment rate has dropped from 6.3 percent from June of 2003 to 4.8 percent today. We must continue to promote this economic growth by keeping taxes low, promoting free and fair trade with other nations and protecting businesses from litigation abuse. I am honored to be recognized by the U.S. Chamber with this award and will continue to support legislation that will help keep America's economy strong."

The Chamber based its rankings on 27 key House votes in 2005, including votes on lawsuit abuse reform, small business health plans and tax relief. Bradley earned an 85 percent score with the Chamber last year and has compiled an 88 percent cumulative ranking during his tenure in Congress.

"Jeb Bradley is a leader who has fought for legislation to spur job creation, increase productivity and keep our economy growing," said Thomas J. Donohue, Chamber President and CEO. "We are proud to present him with this award on behalf of America's businesses, both large and small."

A complete list of the votes can be found online at www.uschamber.com.