WASHINGTON — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of his support for pro-growth policies in the first session of the 115th Congress.“It’s a good time to be doing business in America, thanks to a slate of legislative accomplishments that laid the groundwork for more economic growth and job creation,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “These efforts to advance commonsense, growth-oriented legislation will help Main Street American businesses thrive. We commend Congressman Gottheimer for his commitment to promoting and protecting American free enterprise and economic prosperity.” "I'm proud of my work to lower taxes, cut red tape, train workers, and invest in infrastructure. It’s an honor to receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which, for more than a hundred years, has been a voice for economic growth and a champion for opportunity and prosperity for Americans and businesses of all sizes," said Gottheimer said. "While I do my best to advocate for pro-growth, pro-jobs policies, I want to recognize and thank the real job creators: North Jersey businesses that choose to invest in our state and create jobs."The chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award is given annually to members of Congress based on their votes on critical business legislation as outlined in the Chamber’s How They Voted scorecard. Members who supported the Chamber’s position on at least 70 percent of those votes qualify to receive the award.This is the 30th year that the U.S. Chamber has formally honored the accomplishments of this select group of members of Congress.During the first session of the 115th Congress, the Chamber scored members on 14 House votes, including votes on regulatory reform legislation, access to capital for small businesses, and protecting access to Medicare. Various votes in support of small business were also scored.The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.