The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Congressman Richard Hanna in his re-election bid for New York’s 22nd Congressional district.

U.S. Chamber official Zack Hutchins made the announcement at Curtis Lumber in Norwich Wednesday afternoon:

Rep. Hanna accepted the honor and said that being a business owner for 35 years, he's aware of the problems faced by business in New York:

This is the 3rd consecutive year Hanna also received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award given to house members on rankings of key votes. Hanna received the highest score among New York representatives.