Randy Nehrt, Executive Director of the Illinois Chamber’s Energy Council, and Maggie Sheely, U.S. Chamber’s Great Lakes Region Manager of Congressional and Public Affairs, present Congressman Shimkus with the Spirit of Enterprise Award.
Congressman John Shimkus of the local 15th congressional district spoke in Effingham last week at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce First Friday Luncheon. During the event, Congressman Shimkus was presented with the United States Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award.
The award recognizes his support of pro-growth, pro-jobs policies during the second session of the 113th Congress.
“You can’t get Americans back to work without employers to hire them,” said Shimkus. “I’m proud of my votes for legislation that helps grow our economy and create jobs.”
Bills to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline and block the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule were among the key votes considered for the Spirit of Enterprise Award.
“The Spirit of Enterprise award honors members of Congress like Rep. John Shimkus who have recognized the need for and shown a commitment to pro-growth policies in the second session of the 113th Congress.”
Prior to speaking in Effingham, Shimkus announced his intentions to run for reelection for his congressional seat.