U.S. Chamber of Commerce Honors Ross Spano

This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., the only member of the Florida delegation who sits on the U.S. House Small Business Committee.

The Chamber awarded Spano its “Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award.”

“I am proud to accept this recognition on behalf of businesses in Florida’s 15th District and across the country that are the drivers of our economy. As a former small business owner, I have devoted my service in Congress to help these businesses thrive.  I recognize the special challenges they have faced this year, but I have also seen firsthand their determination to come out stronger than ever before,” said Spano.

At the end of April, Spano unveiled his “Great American Comeback” plan. Spano’s plan includes cutting down on regulations, ending American dependence on China and cutting down on the national debt. He also insisted he can use his perch as the top Republican on the U.S. House Small Business Oversight Subcommittee “to provide the necessary oversight of recovery programs.”

Spano showcased his plan again on Wednesday.

“The Great American Comeback is around the corner, and I have no doubt the best is yet to come!” Spano said.

Spano received a 99 percent score with the Chamber of Commerce during his first year in Congress.

“Now more than ever, our nation needs elected leaders like Ross Spano, who has the courage to pursue bold and effective solutions to America’s greatest challenges,” said U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark. “These awards honor the deserving members of Congress that are forging common-sense sense solutions to enact lasting and meaningful reforms. In the days ahead, Congress must work to support our nation’s free enterprise principles that will help bring our economy back to strength and put our people back to work. We thank Ross for his work.”

Spano is a top target for Democrats in November as state Rep. Adam Hattersley, D-Riverview, former news anchor Alan Cohn and law student Jesse Phillipe are running in the primary to challenge him in November. Spano is also facing a challenge in the Republican primary from Lakeland City Commissioner Scott Franklin.


Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.


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