FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2018
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox was honored Tuesday night with the Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Free Enterprise Award for his work to improve healthcare access, invest in transportation infrastructure, and strong record of supporting business in the Commonwealth. The award was announced at the Chamber’s annual dinner in Richmond.
Speaking about his award, Speaker Cox said “I’m honored to receive this award from the Virginia Chamber, the Commonwealth’s leading voice for business. Healthcare and transportation are two of the many issues affecting business across the state. The House of Delegates works tirelessly to create an environment where business and job creators can thrive, so our citizens can find good-paying work and live high quality lives.”
In 2018, House Republicans laid out the “Practical Solutions to Everyday Issues” agenda, prioritizing the real problems people talk about at home. The House of Delegates outlined a conservative budget plan that increased access to healthcare for working Virginians while ensuring conservative reforms. The House also passed legislation to fund and reform the Metro system without raising taxes.
President and CEO of the Virginia Chamber Barry DuVal said, “Speaker Cox is leading the House of Delegates with a keen understanding of the priorities of the Virginia business community as outlined in Blueprint Virginia 2025. We are honoring him with a Free Enterprise award for his work this year to improve healthcare access and strengthen our transportation infrastructure, as well as his long record of work on behalf of the business community. Speaker Cox knows that a vibrant and growing economy is key to making Virginia the best state for business.”
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