Which members of Congress were named as Guardians of Small Business?

Oct. 9, 2012

Editor's Note: While Proofs will never try to influence your voting decision, I felt this was an interesting story since so many people involved with the dental industry (as well as dentists themselves) could be considered "small businesses." Read on, and you can make your own determinations in the voting booth in November.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recently named 294 members of Congress as Guardians of Small Business for their outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 111th Congress.

To view “How Congress Voted,” which has the key small-business votes and voting percentages for each lawmaker, and download the free PDF, please click here.

Dan Danner, president and chief executive officer of NFIB, praised the Senators and Representatives for “standing up for small business.”

In announcing the winners of the coveted Guardian of Small Business award, Danner said, “Small-business owners pay close attention to how their lawmakers vote on the issues affecting their businesses. The Guardian award is a symbol of sincere appreciation from the small-business community for votes that supported their ability to own, operate and grow their businesses.

“Small-business owners are also known to show their gratitude or disappointment at the ballot box. This November, NFIB members will know that these members of Congress are true small-business champions.”

Guardian awards are given to U.S. Senators and Representatives who vote favorably on key small business issues at least 70 percent of the time.