Farmer and business owner racked up a 100-percent, pro-small-business voting record
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 28, 2020—NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, today presented its most prestigious legislative recognition, the Guardian of Small Business Award, to California U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa.
“The NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award is awarded to lawmakers whom 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. 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.”
Added John Kabateck, NFIB’s California state director, “Congressman LaMalfa has been a true and reliable friend of small business since his days in the State Assembly, and his leadership on eminent domain abuse and on protecting Prop. 13 have been very welcomed on Main Street.”
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.
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For more than 77 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since its founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit nfib.com.
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