Peterson to receive U.S. Chamber's Spirit of Enterprise Award

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., will receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise Award” in a virtual presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Peterson, who represents Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District, is a repeat winner of the award and one of 259 members of Congress who will receive the 2020 honor.

The award is being given to senators and representatives who supported pro-growth policies and showed bipartisan leadership in 2019, the U.S. Chamber said on its website.


“As we rebuild our economy, legislators must lead by pursuing bipartisan solutions that create jobs and promote a free enterprise system,” said Tom Donohue, CEO of the U.S. Chamber, in a statement on the website.
Earlier this year, Peterson was among House members to be awarded the Jefferson–Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship. Dean Phillips, a Democrat representing Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District, received the same honor in the June 9 ceremony.


Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., was also among the June honorees for the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award.

The online ceremony will be held 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Those who wish to view the event can go to the Chamber website at and click on the Spirit of Enterprise Award link to register.

Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
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