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Ridgecrest Daily Independent: McCarthy Receives The 'Spirit Of Business' Award

Jun 11, 2011
In The News
By Cheeto Barrera
June 11, 2011

Ridgecrest, Calif. — Majority Whip made an appearance in Ridgecrest on Friday where he was honored for his pro-business voting record by the US Chamber of Commerce.

McCarthy took the opportunity to give a dire warning about the nation's finances if it can't get is spending under control.

But the day started off positively, as McCarthy was praised for his voting record to help business. He received the "Spirit of Enterprise" Award because he had a perfect seven for seven voting record when it came to business bill in the House.

The US Chamber typically looks for a 70 percent voting record that is probusiness. McCarthy was perfect. These include regulations on business, tax cuts and healthcare, among others. McCarthy accepted the award in a full house at the Marriott SpringHill Suites, where supports warmly greeted him, and even peppered him with questions.

McCarthy joked he never got a perfect score in school, and was pleased to get his first one.

See a full breakdown of McCarthy's remarks on the national debt and how to reduce spending and raise revenue for the country in Tuesday's edition.