Congressman Kim Earns U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise” Award

June 23, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Kim Earns U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s
“Spirit of Enterprise” Award

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced that he’s been awarded the “Spirit of Enterprise” Award, which is given to members of Congress who support, “pro-business legislation, bipartisan leadership, and constructive governing.”


“New Jersey is a small business state, and I’m proud to stand with our job creators and the thousands of our neighbors who make our communities a great place to live,” said Congressman Kim. “I also know this is a tough time for American families having trouble paying the bills, and I’m going to keep doing everything I can to get Americans back to work safely, strength our markets and the economy, and ensure U.S. global economic leadership.”

Congressman Kim placed in the top ten percent of all members of Congress in the U.S. Chamber’s bipartisanship score, tied for 12th in their legislative score among House Democrats, and was 21st in bipartisanship out of 233 House Democrats. Congressman Kim’s overall score was 4th of the 14 members of the New Jersey House and Senate delegation.


As the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access on the House Small Business Committee, Congressman Kim introduced the bipartisan Access Business Credit (ABC) Act and Patriotic Employer Protection Act. The Congressman also introduced the Small Business Regulatory Relief Act which would help small business owners cut through regulatory red tape.


Congressman Kim has also been a leader in ensuring small businesses get the help they need during the Coronavirus Crisis. The Congressman has ensured that small business owners’ concerns are heard through his April telephone town hall focused on their issues. He has been an outspoken proponent of transparency and accountability through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other federal efforts, helping to introduce the Protecting the Paycheck Protection Program Act and H.R. 7093, which requires the Small Business Administration to make public which businesses receive PPP assistance.


“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 Thomas J. Donohue, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Congressman Kim on the award. “As we rebuild our economy, legislators must lead by pursuing bipartisan solutions that create jobs and promote a free enterprise system.”


Congressman Kim is a member of the bipartisan House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, where he serves as one of twelve members of the House tasked with conducting oversight over programs aimed at ending the Coronavirus pandemic and helping address the economic impact it’s having on the American people. Congressman Kim is also a member of the House Committee on Small Business where he serves as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access. More information about Congressman Kim can be found on his website by clicking here.