National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, presented their most prestigious legislative recognition, the Guardian of Small Business Award, to U.S. Rep. John Rose of Tennessee’s 6th District.
“The NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award is awarded to lawmakers who small businesses can truly count on,” said NFIB Vice President of Federal Government Relations Kevin Kuhlman. “These Members of the United States House of Representatives are dedicated supporters of the key issues that our members are concerned about and have proven themselves to be real champions for small business.
“Our policy positions are driven by our members, and we report NFIB Key Votes back to our membership,” Kuhlman said. “We are proud to recognize the elected officials from the 116th Congress who earned this distinction by taking pro-small business votes supporting financial assistance programs and tax relief and opposing new regulations and increased labor costs. Small business owners across the country need their support now more than ever during these unprecedented times, and we are grateful to these lawmakers for their leadership.”
Representative Rose said, “As a small business owner myself, I am honored to receive the Guardian of Small Business Award from the NFIB. Small, family-owned businesses are the heart of Tennessee, and in the wake of COVID-19, it is more important than ever that we support our local business owners to keep our communities thriving. I am proud to work alongside the great folks at NFIB to do just that.”
Find a complete list of the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award recipients from the 116th Congress here.
NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business Award is reserved for lawmakers who vote consistently with small business on the key issues identified by small business owners. Those who voted with small business on key issues 70% or more of the time during the 116th Congress earned the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award. NFIB informs lawmakers in advance which votes will be considered NFIB Key Votes and asks lawmakers to support the consensus views of our members. We also remind them that the results will be reported back to the NFIB membership.