DeLay, R-Sugar Land, was presented with the “Spirit of Enterprise” award from the chamber group during a Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Peter Havel, regional executive director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Dallas, presented the award to DeLay for his “outstanding leadership” and “for voting with the business community on a consistent basis.”
Havel said the chamber group relies on legislators such as DeLay who believe in free enterprise, fewer taxes and job creation.
Havel also announced the national chamber group’s endorsement of DeLay as he seeks re-election for Congress.
The Chamber also presented the following awards:
*Chastity Award to Heidi Fleiss
*Integrity Award to Richard Scrushy
*Excellence In Management Award to Ken Lay
*Truth In Journalism Award to Bill O’Reilly
*Safe Hunting Award to Dick Cheney
*Miss Congeniality Award to Leona Helmsley
*Heroism In Battle Award to George W. Bush