Seven Arizona Members of Congress Honored as Guardians of Small Business by NFIB


McCain, Kyl and 5 Arizona Congressmen earn perfect 100% scores

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 12, 2012 – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small-business association, today named 294 members of Congress as Guardians of Small Business for their outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 111th Congress.

NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised the Senators and Representatives for “standing up for small business.”

In announcing the winners of the coveted Guardian of Small Business award, Danner said, “Small-business owners pay close attention to how their lawmakers vote on the issues affecting their businesses. The Guardian award is a symbol of sincere appreciation from the small-business community for votes that supported their ability to own, operate and grow their businesses.

“Small-business owners are also known to show their gratitude or disappointment at the ballot box. This November, NFIB members will know that these members of Congress are true small-business champions.”

Guardian awards are given to U.S. Senators and Representatives who vote favorably on key small business issues at least 70 percent of the time.

The following NFIB Guardian Award Winners for the 112th Congress representing Arizona all scored 100 percent:

U. S. Senate

Sen. Jon Kyl   

Sen. John McCain   

(with 45 senators from other states)

U. S. House of Representatives

Rep. Jeff Flake

Rep. Trent Franks

Rep. Paul Gosar

Rep. Ben Quayle

Rep. David Schweikert

(with 242 representatives from other states)

EDITOR’S NOTE: To view How Congress Voted, which has the key small-business votes and voting percentages for each lawmaker, go to http://www.NFIB.com/hcv.

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NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s 350,000 members send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.


Comments

  1. Toot Toot here comes the bull shit train. I’m sorry but at first blush comparing who NFIB “HONORED” and who they didn’t, my three year old granddaughter could have colored the “””R””” green and the “””D””” red.

    Looking at the bias reminds me of our current day education system: OK everyone gets a Blue Ribbon, because u al r winners, so touchy-feely.

    Just look at the scoring matrix used, very narrow and shallow. On the other hand, why should that be a surprise?

  2. Hey JPD, even your 3yr-old granddaughter could tell you that if someone is beating you with a stick, you should move! As a former D and a current small business owner, I can tell you that since the “progressives” took over the party they have, almost unanimously, been hostile to small business.
    They’be beaten us with a regulation stick, a tax stick, a union stick, and a healthcare stick, all while coddling up to–and buying off–big business interestes. If you are okay with that fine, vote your way, but don’t try telling us that throbbing pain we feel is just love.

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