U.S. Rep. Chris Collins honored by US Chamber
Congressman Chris Collins received the Spirit of Enterprise Award Monday from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The award, given annually, recognizes members of Congress who support the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s agenda as judged by their voting records.
Members who vote in line with the chamber at least 70 percent of the time qualify for the award. Collins voted with the chamber 85 percent of the time in 2013.
The Chamber scored members on issues including raising the national debt ceiling, delaying enforcement of the employer mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act and easing approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The chamber also looked at a number of votes relating to trade, transportation, legal reform and the budget.
“Congressman Collins has been one of the most consistent voices for employers during his tenure in Congress, including his leadership on the House Committee on Small Business,” said Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, in a release. “The Partnership has been a long time supporter of the congressman and we are proud to stand with him and our partners at the U.S. Chamber today.”
Collins was presented with the award at the Orchard Park headquarters of McGard, a designer and manufacturer of automotive wheel locks.