WASHINGTON, DC – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today (9/13) honored Congressman Ander Crenshaw with its “Guardian of Small Business Award” in recognition of his legislative record of commitment to protecting free enterprise.

“The record shows that Rep. Crenshaw is a true champion of small business, having stood strong on the key small-business votes in the 112th Congress,” said NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner. This award reflects our members’ appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business.”

After receiving the award, Crenshaw said, “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs in Florida and across the nation. Now, more than ever, they deserve access to tools that will help them grow and prosper, not policy that makes it more difficult to accomplish that goal. That’s my commitment to them, now and in the future, and I’m honored to receive this recognition from the NFIB.”

The NFIB’s voting record tallies a series of key small business votes in the U.S. House of Representatives taken in the 112th Congress. Included among those votes are support for repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The NFIB is a small business association representing small and independent businesses. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, NFIB represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals.