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Coats Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award

April 18, 2013

  04/19/13 U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) Thursday received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise” award for his support of pro-business issues during the second session of the 112th Congress.

“I am honored to receive this award and will continue to fight for policies that promote job creation and free enterprise,” said Coats.

More information about the Spirit of Enterprise award is available here.


3 Responses to “ Coats Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award ”

  1. Thor on April 19, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I e-mail Coats frequently, and receive updates and replies to specific issues.

    I’ve only ever gotten a form letter back from Joe. “Face time” means nothing if he does not go back to DC and vote the way he said he would.

    On S 649 (which was eventually defeated) Joe voted for Cloture to move the gun control bill forward as opposed the what he said when in Indiana which was that he would never vote to limit our 2nd ammendment rights. I’m sure Joe has a ‘nuanced’ position on that and so many other things where his votes don’t jive with statements to constituents. He was a safe vote for Pelosi when in the House, now he’s a safe vote Reid. Hoosier common sense? Or was that NV/CA largess…

  2. AnnF on April 18, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    And how often does he return to Indiana between sessions? I love that quality face to face time we share.

  3. Thor on April 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Let me help you round out your reporting there Kathy…as was done for the Donnelly award reported on the 18th:

    The Chamber’s prestigious “Spirit of Enterprise” award is given annually to members of Congress based on rankings it gives for key business votes outlined in its yearly publication, How They Voted. This is the twenty-fifth year that the U.S. Chamber has formally honored the accomplishments of this select group of members of Congress.

    The Chamber’s designated “key votes” are recorded floor votes on issues established as priorities by the Chamber, on which the Chamber informs Congress of its position on prior to the vote. Senators and House members who support the Chamber’s position on at least 70% of these key votes receive the “Spirit of Enterprise” award.

    According to the scorecard, Senator Coats holds an 88% ranking during his tenure.