Have Your Say When Congress Votes

How Did They Treat Small Business?

Whether it’s existing laws and regulations that need changing, or legislation that impacts small business, NFIB members vote twice each year on federal and state issues, and that mandate determines NFIB’s policy positions and priorities in its fight for the rights of small businesses. NFIB also tracks and keeps members of Congress accountable for their votes on key small business issues and awards those who truly stand with small business the Guardian of Small Business Award.

Guardians of Small Business

NFIB holds members of Congress accountable for the way they vote on key small business issues by notifying them of designated Key Votes and tracking whether each legislator votes with America’s small businesses. This information is regularly published in NFIB’s How Congress Voted reports as a clear record of legislators’ votes on small business issues.

Legislators who voted with small business on key issues 70 percent or more of the time during the 116th Congress earn NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business Award for lawmakers who small businesses can truly count on. See if your lawmaker made the list.

How Congress Voted

NFIB holds members of Congress accountable for the way they vote on key small business issues by notifying them of designated Key Votes and tracking whether each legislator votes with America’s small businesses. This information is regularly published in NFIB’s How Congress Voted reports as a clear record of legislators’ votes on small business issues.

One Member, One Vote

As a member-driven organization, NFIB relies on – and has for more than 75 years – a one member, one vote balloting system for its small business owner members. Twice each year, approximately 300,000 NFIB members are asked to vote on timely small business policies, answering questions about their positions on small business legislative and regulatory issues. Small business owners’ responses to annual ballot questions guide NFIB’s policy positions at a state and federal level.

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