The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) presents pro-small business members of Congress with its most prestigious award
DC (September 15, 2016) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the
nation’s leading advocate for small businesses, today awarded Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) with its
biennial Guardian of Small Business Award for his outstanding support of
America’s small business owners in the 114th Congress.
“Ron Johnson has been a staunch defender of Wisconsin
small businesses during his service in the Senate,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan. “As an NFIB member, he knows firsthand what
it takes to run a business and the obstacles to success created by the federal
government. He has a perfect lifetime
voting record with NFIB, and we hope he has a long career in the Senate working
for small business owners. ”
The Guardian of Small Business is NFIB’s most
prestigious award. It is reserved for lawmakers who vote consistently
with NFIB on the key issues identified by small business owners. NFIB tracks the votes of every member of
Congress. House members and Senators who
vote with NFIB members at least 70
percent of the time are eligible for the Guardian Award.
Sen. Johnson has won the Guardian award three times
in his career in the Senate and has a 100 percent lifetime voting record. His
opponent in the 2016 Senate race, Russ Feingold, had a 21 percent lifetime
voting record during his two terms in office.
“Wisconsin small business owners have a clear
choice in 2016,” Duggan said. “They hope
that Ron Johnson will be back in the Senate next year working to defend free