For the third consecutive year, the United States Chamber of Commerce presented Congressman Ted Poe (TX-2) with its prestigious Spirit of Enterprise award for his strong support for a pro-economic growth legislative agenda in Congress.

I am honored to be recognized by the United States Chamber of Commerce for the third straight year, said Poe. Small business owners and American workers will always have my vote when it comes to supporting legislation that encourages growth and commerce. Small business is the cornerstone of our economy and our country, I will continue to be a strong voice in Washington on behalf of small business.

The Chamber awards the Spirit of Enterprise based on rankings it gives Members of Congress for key business votes outlined in its annual publication, How They Voted.

Representative Poe has proven to be an effective ally to the business community, supporting legislation that helps grow the economy and creates new jobs for hardworking Americans, said Tom Donohue, Chamber president and CEO. The Chamber is grateful for Teds commitment to these important issues and is proud to present him with this award.

The U.S. Chamber is the world's largest business federation, representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region.