NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, has presented its most prestigious legislative recognition, the Guardian of Small Business Award, to Reps. Dan Crenshaw and Chip Roy.
“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. 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.”
Crenshaw said, “It is an honor to receive the Guardian of Small Business award from the NFIB. During these difficult times, it is more important than ever to support our small businesses – they are the job creators and hearts of our communities. I am incredibly proud to stand alongside the hardworking team at NFIB to do just that.”
Roy said, “As a freshmen member, I’ve worked hard to make sure our Central Texas businesses stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. I authored and Congress passed my bipartisan bill – the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act – that helped many small businesses in Texas keep their doors open and their employees on the payroll. I’m continuing to work to ensure Congress provides our restaurants, live music venues, salons, and all our small businesses the help they need so we can get Texas and the United States back to the greatest economy in our lifetime. I’d like to thank the NFIB for the Guardian of Small Business Award and for all you do for the great business owners in Central Texas.”
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.