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Virginia Chamber Recognizes Delegate Barbara Comstock with Free Enterprise Award
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Virginia Chamber Recognizes Delegate Barbara Comstock with

Free Enterprise Award



April 18, 2012


Contact: Farhan Chughtai



Richmond, VA- Delegate Comstock released the following statement today about receiving the Virginia Chamber of Commerce's "Free Enterprise Award":


"I am honored to receive the Virginia Chamber's 'Free Enterprise Award' for my bill, H.B. 33, "The Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act." In the battle between free enterprise policies and solutions and big government mandates it is important that those of us promoting free enterprise prevail. This debate and how we promote free enterprise will shape the Commonwealth's future and America's future. I'm proud to receive this award for championing policies that foster job growth, increase competition and provide more jobs for the citizens of the Commonwealth. I thank the Virginia Chamber of Commerce for working with us in the General Assembly to promote and preserve free enterprise"


The Virginia Chamber of Commerce press release follows:

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Cyndi Miracle


Virginia Chamber Recognizes Delegate Barbara Comstock with
Free Enterprise Award

RICHMOND, VA (April 18, 2012)-The Virginia Chamber of Commerce today recognized Delegate Barbara Comstock with The Free Enterprise Award, which recognizes legislators who championed free market principles during the 2012 legislative session. Delegate Comstock exhibited strong leadership and advocacy for a positive business climate in Virginia by sponsoring the "Fair and Open Competition in Government Contracting Act", which will prevent state agencies from requiring unwanted union agreements, including project labor agreements (PLA) on taxpayer funded construction, creating more jobs for Virginians and reducing taxpayer costs by ensuring maximum competition from all qualified bidders.

Also on Wednesday, the Virginia Chamber released its 2012 Legislative Report Card. In addition to grading legislators based on their pro-business voting record, the Legislative Awards recognize legislators for their support on initiatives that will keep Virginia as the best state in the nation for business.


"The Legislative Report Card allows us to recognize and honor legislators who uphold free market principles and support the interests of the business community," said Barry DuVal, President and CEO of the Virginia Chamber. "In addition, it provides analysis of a legislator's support for the business community's priorities."


For a PDF version of the 2012 Legislative Report Card, please visit www.vachamber.com.


The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the state's largest business advocacy organization with more than 13,000 members. As the voice for business, the Chamber works in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas to act as a catalyst for enhancing Virginia's economic competitiveness and pro-business climate.

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