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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman was honored as a recipient of the 2012 Thomas Jefferson Award for supporting the free enterprise system on budget and tax matters, healthcare, labor legislation and other issues important to our nation's prosperity by the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA). 

“We are working to put our economy on a sound fiscal track and empowering job creators with the tools they need to grow their businesses and provide employment opportunity for Arkansans and all Americans. I am honored by this recognition by the International Foodservice Distributors Association and will continue to promote commonsense policies that allow free enterprise to prosper,” Boozman said. 

 “Senator Boozman’s votes in the 112th Congress demonstrate a belief in the free market system and commitment to stimulating economic growth through strengthening the private sector. The Thomas Jefferson Award is the foodservice distribution industry’s way of recognizing and thanking legislators who stand true to the ideals of Thomas Jefferson by working to protect America’s businesses and reducing the involvement of government in our economy,” said IFDA President and CEO Mark S. Allen. “Our nation faces a number of critical challenges and Senator Boozman and all the Thomas Jefferson Award recipients have answered the call to help return our nation to prosperity.” 

The award honors legislators who work to strengthen our nation’s economic prosperity and the free enterprise system. During each Congress, IFDA presents the Thomas Jefferson Award to Senators and Representatives who demonstrate their commitment to increasing opportunity and reducing government regulation. The award is based on voting records on issues critical to the prosperity of the foodservice distribution industry and our nation’s overall economy. Recipients of the award have shown their dedication to restoring our nation’s economic and fiscal health during the 112th Congress.