NFIB Guardian Awards

NFIB’s prestigious Guardian of Small Business Award is reserved for legislators 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, asks lawmakers to support the consensus views of our members, and reminds legislators that their votes will be reported back to the NFIB membership. Learn more about NFIB’s one member, one vote balloting, which guides NFIB priorities and key issues.

The NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award is awarded to lawmakers who small businesses can truly count on.”

Kevin Kuhlman, NFIB Vice President of Federal Government Relations

NFIB 2020
Guardians of Small Business

Senate / House of Represenatives

Alabama

  • Senator Richard Shelby (AL)
  • Representative Bradley Byrne (AL-1)
  • Representative Martha Roby (AL-2)
  • Representative Mike D. Rogers (AL-3)
  • Representative Robert Aderholt (AL-4)
  • Representative Mo Brooks (AL-5)
  • Representative Gary Palmer (AL-6)

Alaska

  • Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK)
  • Senator Dan Sullivan (AK)
  • Representative Don Young (AK-AL)

Arizona

  • Senator Martha McSally (AZ)
  • Representative Paul Gosar (AZ-4)
  • Representative Andy Biggs (AZ-5)
  • Representative David Schweikert (AZ-6)
  • Representative Debbie Lesko (AZ-8)

Arkansas

  • Senator John Boozman (AR)
  • Senator Tom Cotton (AR)
  • Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1)
  • Representative French Hill (AR-2)
  • Representative Steve Womack (AR-3)
  • Representative Bruce Westerman (AR-4)

California

  • Representative Doug LaMalfa (CA-1)
  • Representative Tom McClintock (CA-4)
  • Representative Paul Cook (CA-8)
  • Representative Devin Nunes (CA-22)
  • Representative Kevin McCarthy (CA-23)
  • Representative Ken Calvert (CA-42)

Colorado

  • Senator Cory Gardner (CO)
  • Representative Scott Tipton (CO-3)
  • Representative Ken Buck (CO-4)
  • Representative Doug Lamborn (CO-5)

Florida

  • Senator Marco Rubio (FL)
  • Senator Rick Scott (FL)
  • Representative Matt Gaetz (FL-1)
  • Representative Neal Dunn (FL-2)
  • Representative Ted Yoho (FL-3)
  • Representative John Rutherford (FL-4)
  • Representative Michael Waltz (FL-6)
  • Representative Bill Posey (FL-8)
  • Representative Daniel Webster (FL-11)
  • Representative Gus Bilirakis (FL-12)
  • Representative Ross Spano (FL-15)
  • Representative Vern Buchanan (FL-16)
  • Representative Greg Steube (FL-17)
  • Representative Brian Mast (FL-18)
  • Representative Francis Rooney (FL-19)
  • Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25)

Georgia

  • Senator David Perdue (GA)
  • Senator Kelly Loeffler (GA)
  • Representative Buddy Carter (GA-1)
  • Representative Drew Ferguson (GA-3)
  • Representative Rob Woodall (GA-7)
  • Representative Austin Scott (GA-8)
  • Representative Doug Collins (GA-9)
  • Representative Jody Hice (GA-10)
  • Representative Barry Loudermilk (GA-11)
  • Representative Rick Allen (GA-12)
  • Representative Tom Graves (GA-14)

Idaho

  • Senator Mike Crapo (ID)
  • Senator Jim Risch (ID)
  • Representative Russ Fulcher (ID-1)
  • Representative Mike Simpson (ID-2)

Illinois

  • Representative Mike Bost (IL-12)
  • Representative Rodney Davis (IL-13)
  • Representative John Shimkus (IL-15)
  • Representative Adam Kinzinger (IL-16)
  • Representative Darin LaHood (IL-18)

Indiana

  • Senator Todd Young (IN)
  • Senator Mike Braun (IN)
  • Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-2)
  • Representative Jim Banks (IN-3)
  • Representative Jim Baird (IN-4)
  • Representative Susan Brooks (IN-5)
  • Representative Greg Pence (IN-6)
  • Representative Larry Bucshon (IN-8)
  • Representative Trey Hollingsworth (IN-9)

Iowa

  • Senator Charles Grassley (IA)
  • Senator Joni Ernst (IA)
  • Representative Steve King (IA-4)

Kansas

  • Senator Pat Roberts (KS)
  • Senator Jerry Moran (KS)
  • Representative Roger Marshall (KS-1)
  • Representative Steve Watkins (KS-2)
  • Representative Ron Estes (KS-4)

Kentucky

  • Senator Mitch McConnell (KY)
  • Senator Rand Paul (KY)
  • Representative James Comer (KY-1)
  • Representative Brett Guthrie (KY-2)
  • Representative Thomas Massie (KY-4)
  • Representative Hal Rogers (KY-5)
  • Representative Andy Barr (KY-6)

Louisiana

  • Senator Bill Cassidy (LA)
  • Senator John Kennedy (LA)
  • Representative Steve Scalise (LA-1)
  • Representative Clay Higgins (LA-3)
  • Representative Mike Johnson (LA-4)
  • Representative Garret Graves (LA-6)

Maine

  • Senator Susan Collins (ME)

Maryland

  • Representative Andy Harris (MD-1)

Michigan

  • Representative Jack Bergman (MI-1)
  • Representative Bill Huizenga (MI-2)
  • Representative Justin Amash (MI-3)
  • Representative John Moolenaar (MI 4)
  • Representative Fred Upton (MI-6)
  • Representative Tim Walberg (MI-7)
  • Representative Paul Mitchell (MI-10)

Minnesota

  • Representative Jim Hagedorn (MN-1)
  • Representative Tom Emmer (MN-6)
  • Representative Pete Stauber (MN-8)

Mississippi

  • Senator Roger Wicker (MS)
  • Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (MS)
  • Representative Trent Kelly (MS-1)
  • Representative Michael Guest (MS-3)
  • Representative Steven Palazzo (MS-4)

Missouri

  • Senator Roy Blunt (MO)
  • Senator Josh Hawley (MO)
  • Representative Ann Wagner (MO-2)
  • Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-3)
  • Representative Vicky Hartzler (MO-4)
  • Representative Sam Graves (MO-6)
  • Representative Billy Long (MO-7)
  • Representative Jason Smith (MO-8)

Montana

  • Senator Steve Daines (MT)
  • Representative Greg Gianforte (MT-AL)

Nebraska

  • Senator Deb Fischer (NE)
  • Senator Ben Sasse (NE)
  • Representative Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1)
  • Representative Don Bacon (NE-2)
  • Representative Adrian Smith (NE-3)

Nevada

  • Representative Mark Amodei (NV-2)

New York

  • Representative Lee Zeldin (NY-1)
  • Representative Peter King (NY-2)
  • Representative Elise Stefanik (NY-21)
  • Representative Tom Reed (NY-23)

North Carolina

  • Senator Richard Burr (NC)
  • Senator Thom Tillis (NC)
  • Representative George Holding (NC-2)
  • Representative Virginia Foxx (NC-5)
  • Representative Mark Walker (NC-6)
  • Representative David Rouzer (NC-7)
  • Representative Richard Hudson (NC-8)
  • Representative Patrick McHenry (NC-10)
  • Representative Ted Budd (NC-13)

North Dakota

  • Senator John Hoeven (ND)
  • Senator Kevin Cramer (ND)
  • Representative Kelly Armstrong (ND-AL)

Ohio

  • Senator Rob Portman (OH)
  • Representative Steve Chabot (OH-1)
  • Representative Brad Wenstrup (OH-2)
  • Representative Jim Jordan (OH-4)
  • Representative Bob Latta (OH-5)
  • Representative Bill Johnson (OH-6)
  • Representative Bob Gibbs (OH-7)
  • Representative Warren Davidson (OH-8)
  • Representative Michael Turner (OH-10)
  • Representative Troy Balderson (OH-12)
  • Representative David Joyce (OH-14)
  • Representative Steve Stivers (OH-15)
  • Representative Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16)

Oklahoma

  • Senator James Inhofe (OK)
  • Senator James Lankford (OK)
  • Representative Kevin Hern (OK-1)
  • Representative Markwayne Mullin (OK-2)
  • Representative Frank Lucas (OK-3)
  • Representative Tom Cole (OK-4)

Oregon

  • Representative Greg Walden (OR-2)

Pennsylvania

  • Senator Pat Toomey (PA)
  • Representative Dan Meuser (PA-9)
  • Representative Scott Perry (PA-10)
  • Representative Lloyd Smucker (PA-11)
  • Representative Fred Keller (PA-12)
  • Representative John Joyce (PA-13)
  • Representative Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14)
  • Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15)
  • Representative Mike Kelly (PA-16)

South Carolina

  • Senator Lindsey Graham (SC)
  • Senator Tim Scott (SC)
  • Representative Joe Wilson (SC-2)
  • Representative Jeff Duncan (SC-3)
  • Representative William Timmons (SC-4)
  • Representative Ralph Norman (SC-5)
  • Representative Tom Rice (SC-7)

South Dakota

  • Senator John Thune (SD)
  • Senator Mike Rounds (SD)
  • Representative Dusty Johnson (SD-AL)

Tennessee

  • Senator Lamar Alexander (TN)
  • Senator Marsha Blackburn (TN)
  • Representative Phil Roe (TN-1)
  • Representative Tim Burchett (TN-2)
  • Representative Chuck Fleischmann (TN-3)
  • Representative Scott DesJarlais (TN-4)
  • Representative John Rose (TN-6)
  • Representative Mark Green (TN-7)
  • Representative David Kustoff (TN-8)

Texas

  • Senator John Cornyn (TX)
  • Senator Ted Cruz (TX)
  • Representative Louie Gohmert (TX-1)
  • Representative Dan Crenshaw (TX-2)
  • Representative Van Taylor (TX-3)
  • Representative John Ratcliffe (TX-4)
  • Representative Lance Gooden (TX-5)
  • Representative Ron Wright (TX-6)
  • Representative Kevin Brady (TX-8)
  • Representative Michael McCaul (TX-10)
  • Representative Michael Conaway (TX-11)
  • Representative Kay Granger (TX-12)
  • Representative Mac Thornberry (TX-13)
  • Representative Randy Weber (TX-14)
  • Representative Bill Flores (TX-17)
  • Representative Jodey Arrington (TX-19)
  • Representative Chip Roy (TX-21)
  • Representative Pete Olson (TX-22)
  • Representative Will Hurd (TX-23)
  • Representative Kenny Marchant (TX-24)
  • Representative Roger Williams (TX-25)
  • Representative Michael Burgess (TX-26)
  • Representative Michael Cloud (TX-27)
  • Representative John Carter (TX-31)
  • Representative Brian Babin (TX-36)

Utah

  • Senator Mike Lee (UT)
  • Senator Mitt Romney (UT)
  • Representative Rob Bishop (UT-1)
  • Representative Chris Stewart (UT-2)
  • Representative John Curtis (UT-3)

Virginia

  • Representative Rob Wittman (VA-1)
  • Representative Denver Riggleman (VA-5)
  • Representative Ben Cline (VA-6)
  • Representative Morgan Griffith (VA-9)

Washington

  • Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3)
  • Representative Dan Newhouse (WA-4)
  • Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5)

West Virginia

  • Senator Shelley Moore Capito (WV)
  • Representative David McKinley (WV-1)
  • Representative Alex Mooney (WV-2)
  • Representative Carol Miller (WV-3)

Wisconsin

  • Senator Ron Johnson (WI)
  • Representative Bryan Steil (WI-1)
  • Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-5)
  • Representative Glenn Grothman (WI-6)
  • Representative Mike Gallagher (WI-8)

Wyoming

  • Senator Mike Enzi (WY)
  • Senator John Barrasso (WY)
  • Representative Liz Cheney (WY-AL)

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