Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Most Recent

Vern Buchanan Honored by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Thomas Donohue, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber, praised Buchanan who used to sit on the Chamber’s board during his time in the private sector.

Share Story Via Text, E-Mail, Facebook or Twitter

This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored a Florida congressman with the Spirit of Enterprise Award “for his strong record in Congress of bolstering job creation and growing the economy.”

On Monday, the U.S. Chamber honored U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., with the award.

“As a businessman and entrepreneur, I know how integral our local businesses and employers are to sustaining a robust and thriving economy,” Buchanan said. “When small businesses succeed, the American people succeed.”

Thomas Donohue, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber, praised Buchanan who used to sit on the Chamber’s board during his time in the private sector.

“Every day, all across the country, America’s business owners and job creators serve their communities and strengthen their economies. We commend those leaders in Washington who recognize the vital role these businesses play and support them through commonsense, growth-oriented policy. By advancing good legislation, [Congressman Buchanan] is helping businesses grow and thrive, keeping our economy strong, and promoting the free enterprise system that drives opportunity and prosperity,” Donohue said.

Moore Hallmark, an executive director at the U.S. Chamber, called Buchanan a “champion of free enterprise” and noted that he has been honored by the group every year he has been in Congress.

Buchanan said he intends to continue to vote for job creation and against taxes and regulations.

“Creating jobs and keeping the U.S. economy strong are among my highest priorities,” Buchanan said. “Too often Washington enacts policies that increase regulation, raise taxes and place heavy burdens that hold American job creators back.”

First elected to Congress in 2006, Buchanan sits on the  U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and leads Republicans on the U.S. House Trade Subcommittee.

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

Author

  • Kevin Derby

    Originally from Jacksonville, Kevin Derby is a contributing writer for Florida Daily and covers politics across Florida.

    View all posts
Share Story Via Text, E-Mail, Facebook or Twitter

Follow Us on Social Media

Ed Dean: Publisher

 

Ed Dean is a leading radio and news media personality including hosting the #1 statewide radio talk show in Florida. Contact Ed.Dean@FloridaDaily.com

Article Archives

Related Stories

Florida Politics

The Institute for Legislative Analysis (ILA) just released the voting trends on Florida U.S Congressional members. Their latest analysis found that “culture war” issues...

Business

Florida’s manufacturing base employs nearly 410,000 people across 14,000 manufacturers and contributes over $70 billion annually to the state economy. But if the Trump...

Economy

Vern Buchanan is introducing legislation that would allow individuals to use tax-free health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts on medical expenses for their...

Healthcare

This week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committees’ Health Subcommittee, brought out the “Lung Cancer...

U.S. Politics

This week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., hosted an event with U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La. Buchanan announced the fundraiser–the first major one...

Healthcare

This week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., got his proposal to “help ensure coverage of potentially life-saving drugs and new treatments for seniors with...

U.S. Politics

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., announced this week that he will host “the first significant fundraiser” for new U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La....

Foreign Affairs

A dozen Florida Republicans in the U.S. House are backing U.S. Rep. August Pfluger’s, R-Texas, to “block Iran, the largest state-sponsor of terror, from...