Sen. Thom Tillis Earns NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award

Date: October 30, 2020

NFIB State Director Gregg Thompson and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis

NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, has presented its most prestigious legislative recognition, the Guardian of Small Business Award, to U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis. 

“The Guardian of Small Business Award recognizes members of Congress who support small businesses,” NFIB Vice President of Federal Government Relations Kevin Kuhlman said. “Time and again, Senator Tillis has stood up for small businesses in North Carolina and across the country.

“Our policy positions are driven by our members, and we report back to our members to let them know how their senators and representatives voted,” Kuhlman said. “We are proud to recognize elected leaders like Senator Tillis who showed their support of small business in the 116th Congress by taking pro-small business votes supporting financial assistance programs and tax relief and opposing new mandates on small businesses.”

Find a complete list of the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award recipients from the 116th Congress here.

The National Federation of Independent Business’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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