Congressman Jim Matheson received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Spirit of Enterprise” Award at a luncheon held in Price on Friday at Anthony J’s. The Carbon County Chamber hosted the event.
The U.S. Chamber gives the award to members of Congress annually, basedВ on their voting record according to rankings it gives for key business votes outlined in its yearly publication,В “How They Voted.”
Chamber Treasurer Al Shakespaere presented the award to the congressman, saying that Matheson had “cast some tough, controversial votes” in voting with the Chamber seven out of every eight times.
Shakespaere said the Chamber wishes that “all members of congress voted like Jim Matheson,” because the Congressman “understands what it takes to run a business.”