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Fitzpatrick, 13 other RMSP members win U.S. Chamber bipartisanship awards

Fourteen Republican Main Street Partnership (RMSP) members have been recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for demonstrating “the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward.”

Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) was a double winner

The Chamber presented its 2021 Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award to members from both sides of the aisle who co-sponsored legislation important to the business community (or didn’t co-sponsor bills the chamber opposed and the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship based on the number of bills --except those formally opposed by the Chamber—that a member cosponsors that were introduced by a Member of the opposite party.

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) received both awards, and the following RMSP members were recognized with one of the other awards:

Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award:

  • Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa)

  • Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02)

  • Rep. John Curtis (UT-O3)

  • Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14)

Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship

  • Sen. Susan Collins (Maine)

  • Sen. Todd Young (Indiana)

  • Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03)

  • Rep. John Katko (NY-24)

  • Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23)

  • Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04)

  • Rep. Fred Upton (MI-06)

  • Rep. Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02)

  • Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY-01)

“America’s elected leaders should be men and women of conviction and principle who are also able to find common ground with those with whom they disagree. Since the days of Jefferson and Hamilton, America has benefitted from leaders who found ways to work together despite their differences,” the Chamber said in its release.

“The Republican Main Street Partnership is built on the foundation that governance is preferable to rhetoric and we will pass meaningful legislation only if we’re willing to work across the aisle," said RMSP CEO Sarah Chamberlain. These members have demonstrated their willingness to work in a bipartisan manner, recognizing that the way to rebuild our economy is through support of the same small-business community that the U.S. Chamber supports.”