U.S. Rep. Pete Olson Honored as Guardian of Small Business by NFIB
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 17, 2012â€“ The National Federation of Independent Business, the nationâ€™s leading small business association, has named U.S. Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) a Guardian of Small Business for his outstanding voting record on behalf of Americaâ€™s small-business owners in the 112th Congress.
NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Rep. Olson for â€œstanding for small business.â€ In presenting the groupâ€™s coveted Guardian of Small Business Award, Danner said, â€œSmall-business owners pay close attention to how their lawmakers vote on the issues affecting their businesses and employees and stand by those who stand for them.â€
â€œThe record shows that Rep. Olson is a true champion of small business, having stood strong on the key small-business votes in the 112th Congress,â€ said Danner. â€œThis award reflects our membersâ€™ appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business.â€
In all, NFIB will present Guardian awards to 245 Representatives who voted favorably on key small business issues at least 70 percent of the time during the 112th Congress.
EDITOR'S NOTE: To view â€œHow Congress Voted,â€ which has the key small business votes and voting percentages for each lawmaker, go to http://www.NFIB.com/hcv
NFIB is the nationâ€™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. NFIBâ€™s powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting Americaâ€™s free enterprise system. NFIBâ€™s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.