Friends of Adam Smith Foundation to Present the Prestigious Honors at Its Gala
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representative Harold Rogers (R–Ky.) and Bernadette Budde, were named today as recipients of the 2012 Adam Smith Award given by the Friends of Adam Smith and Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) organizations. Washington's most powerful and influential leaders will gather to honor the recipients' achievements and to witness their receiving this prestigious award at the 2012 Adam Smith Awards Dinner on Wed., June 6, 2012, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Wash., D.C.
Rogers and Budde will be recognized for their outstanding records of achievement in supporting and advancing the principles of free enterprise: free markets, low taxes, limited government, respect for private property, and stable economy. The Adam Smith Awards Dinner emphasizes the pivotal role that free enterprise plays in America.
The Awards Dinner is one of Wash, D.C.'s most illustrious events as nearly 500 guests, including Members of Congress, business leaders of top corporations, senior Administration officials, Ambassadors, and community leaders attend. For information, sponsorship packages or tickets to the Dinner, please contact Katie Maness at (703) 288-8695 or via email at [email protected].
"As true advocates of free enterprise, both Congressman Rogers and Bernadette Budde are the epitome of what the 2012 Adam Smith Award represents because of their inspirational leadership and selfless dedication in serving the same ideals espoused by Adam Smith more than 200 years ago," said Gregory S. Casey, President and Chief Executive Officer of BIPAC.
Past Adam Smith Award recipients include Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.), Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), Larry Craig (R-Idaho), Reps. Cass Ballenger (R-N.C.), Anne Northup (R-Ky.), Charlie Stenholm (D-Texas).
About Friends of Adam Smith
Friends of Adam Smith is a not-for-profit foundation that researches and promotes, through the education of business and policy leaders, historical and relevant links between politics, public policy and economic freedom in the United States. It is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, please visit www.friendsofadamsmith.org.
About Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC)
BIPAC was founded in 1963 and is the nation's first business political action committee. BIPAC's mission is to promote free enterprise and increase the effectiveness of business in achieving policy goals. As an independent, nonpartisan organization, BIPAC is supported by hundreds of the nation's leading employers and business associations. For more information, please visit our website at www.bipac.net.
SOURCE Friends of Adam Smith