Allred Earns U.S. Chamber Award for Support of Business Community, Earns a 95% for Bipartisan Work in Congress

June 22, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) received the Spirit of Enterprise award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for his work in support of the business community in Congress. The award is given in recognition of support for pro-growth and pro-business policies as well as bipartisanship. The Chamber gave Allred a 95% score for being among the most bipartisan members of the House. 

“I will always look for common-sense ways to work across the aisle to support our businesses, our workers and grow our economy in North Texas,” said Allred. “Whether it’s fighting for our small businesses during this pandemic, or working to pass a historic USMCA trade deal, my priority is to deliver for North Texas. I am honored to receive the U.S. Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise award. I will continue to be a partner who listens to the business community and ensures that we work together so North Texas has an economy that works for everyone.”

Allred also earned the distinction of “USMCA Champion” for his strong engagement in helping pass the trade deal last year. According to the Chamber’s scorecard, Allred was the 12th most bipartisan among House Democrats and earned a top 10% score in their leadership category.  

“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. “As we rebuild our economy, legislators must lead by pursuing bipartisan solutions that create jobs and promote a free enterprise system. I’m proud to recognize these 259 Members of Congress for their commitment to driving opportunity and prosperity in America’s workforce and on Main Streets across the nation.” 

During this pandemic, Allred has repeatedly held virtual events and roundtables with chambers of commerce in communities across the 32nd District of Texas.