WASHINGTON – The nation’s leading small business associate, the National Federation of Independent Business, yesterday named Southwest Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt a Guardian of Small Business for his leadership on behalf of America’s small business owners in the 110th Congress.
"This award is an honor and an confirmation that my stances in Washington help small businesses back in Missouri," Blunt said. "Our economy was built on the backs of America’s small businesses and I’m proud to help provide a framework to help those businesses succeed."
NFIB President and CEO Todd Stottlemyer praised Rep. Blunt for "standing for small business."
"The record shows that Rep. Blunt is a true champion of small business, having stood strong on the key small-business votes in the 110th Congress," Stottlemyer said when presenting Blunt the award. "This award reflects our members’ appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business."
NFIB’s voting record tallies 10 key small business votes in the U.S. House of Representatives taken during the 2007 and 2008 sessions. Issues included tax relief, protecting worker’s privacy, tort and regulatory reform.
In all, NFIB will present Guardian awards to 194 representatives who voted favorably on key small business issues at least 70 percent of the time during the 110th Congress.