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U.S. Chamber of Commerce gives Jones award for pro-growth, bipartisan record

Then-Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, in an official portrait.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, was awarded the 2020 U.S. Chamber Spirit of Enterprise Award.

This award recognizes members of Congress who have shown their “commitment to not only supporting pro-business legislation, but also commitment to bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move the country forward,” according to Jones’ office.

“Pro-growth policies contribute to good jobs and improve the quality of life for the folks I serve, and I am always looking for opportunities to work across the aisle to advance those efforts,” Jones said. “I am grateful to the U.S. Chamber for this honor and I will continue to make it my top priority to improve the lives of Alabamians by championing policies that expand economic opportunity.”

The new award comes after Jones, earlier this month, was awarded the U.S Chamber of Commerce Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship and the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award.

Jones is one of only two senators to have earned both awards this year.

The announcement came during the First Annual U.S. Chamber of Commerce Governing with Distinction Ceremony.

“In these uncertain times with daunting economic and social challenges facing our nation, it is imperative that leaders in Washington are focused on propelling American businesses forward to create jobs and economic growth from California to Maine,” said U.S Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue. “As we rebuild our economy, legislators must lead by pursuing bipartisan solutions that  create jobs and promote a free enterprise system. I’m proud to recognize these 259 Members of Congress for their commitment to driving opportunity and prosperity in America’s workforce and on Main Streets across the nation.”

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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