Rep. Susie Lee Earns Vegas Chamber Nevada Business Award for Bipartisan Work Supporting Local Small Businesses

September 18, 2020
Press Release

Las Vegas, Nev. – U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) released the following statement after receiving the Vegas Chamber Nevada Business Award for her bipartisan work in Congress to protect and support southern Nevada small businesses:

“It’s an honor to receive the Vegas Chamber’s Nevada Business Award for supporting our local businesses. This pandemic has tested our small business owners and workers like never before. While we’ve helped thousands of Nevadans get the financial relief they need, thousands more are still struggling. To me, this award is not a signal that my work is done, but just the opposite. I will continue working day and night to ensure our small businesses have the supplies, resources, and relief they need to make it through this pandemic stronger than ever. That’s why I just unveiled a bipartisan relief proposal with my Problem Solvers Caucus colleagues, which includes an additional $290 billion in coronavirus relief for small businesses and non-profits. Our small businesses don’t need words and rhetoric, they need results and solutions. That’s what I’ll keep delivering for southern Nevada.”

“Congresswoman Lee has always done her absolute best to represent Nevadans on Capitol Hill,” said Mary Beth Sewald, president and CEO of the Vegas Chamber. “From championing workforce and education policies to connecting businesses to resources to preserve jobs during the pandemic, Congresswoman Lee makes sure the voices of Nevada businesses are heard on issues important to jobs and the economic health of Nevada.”

“Susie Lee has been a great advocate for Nevada,” said Tom Burns, chairman of the Vegas Chamber. “She has dedicated time to meet with Vegas Chamber and Nevada business leaders to hear first-hand the issues and perspective of our businesses. She has been a champion on small businesses throughout the pandemic and has worked to shape legislation to address their needs. The Vegas Chamber is proud to honor her with our Nevada Business Champion Award.”

BACKGROUND: On Sept. 15, the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus (PSC)—which includes 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans, including Rep. Lee—unveiled its “March to Common Ground” framework to help break the gridlock on the latest COVID-19 relief package and encourage negotiators to get back to the table. Among other items, the proposal includes $290 billion in relief for small businesses and non-profit organizations, and $500.3 billion in state and local aid. The full framework can found here