April 17, 2007
U.S. Chamber Presents Annual ?Spirit of Enterprise? Award to Rep. Frank LoBiondo
LoBiondo Backed Business on Key Congressional Votes
The United States Chamber of Commerce today presented Rep. Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02) with its annual ?Spirit of Enterprise? award for his strong voting record on critical business issues in the second session of the 109th Congress.
?Rep. LoBiondo proved to be a valuable ally to the business community last year, supporting measures to stimulate job creation and spur economic growth,? said Tom Donohue, Chamber president and CEO. ?The business community appreciates Frank?s dedication to a pro-growth agenda and we are proud to present him with this award.?
?I am pleased to accept the Chamber?s ?Spirit of Enterprise? award and honored to work with their members in strengthening our country?s economy,? said Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo. ?Small businesses are the engine of our economy, and I will continue to work on policies that promote growth.?
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. Rep. LoBiondo compiled a 73% score with the Chamber last year and holds a cumulative 72% ranking during his tenure in Congress.
The Chamber?s designated ?key votes? are recorded floor votes on issues established as priorities by the Chamber?s board of directors, on which the Chamber informs Congress of its position 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.
During the second session of the 109th Congress, the Chamber key-voted 12 Senate and 15 House votes, including comprehensive pension reform, extended tax relief, maritime and cargo security enhancements, and the U.S./India nuclear agreement.
The U.S. Chamber is the world?s largest business federation, representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region.
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EDITOR?S NOTE: A complete list of key votes and ratings is available online: www.uschamber.com.
April 18, 2007
LoBiondo Petitions President Bush to Support Federal Disaster Declaration for New Jersey
Following Wide-Spread Flooding in Cumberland and Salem Counties, LoBiondo & Delegation Push for Federal Assistance
WASHINGTON, D.C. ? In the wake of wide-spread flooding across the state and in South Jersey ? particularly in Cumberland and Salem counties – U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) and the entire New Jersey Congressional delegation petitioned President Bush to support Acting Governor Richard Codey?s request for a federal disaster declaration for areas affected by the recent storm. The State of New Jersey is already under a state emergency declaration ordered by the Acting Governor. The full text of the letter from the New Jersey delegation to President Bush is available here.