Lynchburg, VA - 5th District Congressman Robert Hurt focused on the economy and President Obama's health care legislation at Thursday morning's Chamber of Commerce meeting.
He also received their "Spirit of Enterprise" award. It's given to a member of Congress based on rankings for key business votes.
Hurt explained to the group why he wants to repeal President Obama's health care plan.
Hurt says he hears from many small business owners who tell him it's crippling them, making it impossible or difficult to expand.
"That's why it's so vitally important to that we work in Washington to repeal that law, and replace it with something will actually work, and reduce the cost of healthcare in this country, and not increase it..and that will preserve our individual liberties that we all care about," he said.
Hurt's Democratic challenger, John Douglass, is kicking off a district wide town hall tour with a stop set for Danville on Sunday at 6 p.m.