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Contact: Kevan Chapman, (202) 314-2041 or Kevan.Chapman@NFIB.org
U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth Honored as Guardian of Small Business by NFIB
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 14, 2012 – The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, today named U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth (NY-19) a Guardian of Small Business for her outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 112th Congress.
NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Rep. Hayworth for “standing for small business.” In presenting the group’s 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 and employees and stand by those who stand for them.”
“In the 112th Congress, Rep. Hayworth proved that she is willing to stand up and do big things for small business,” said Danner. “Guardian-award winners are genuine small-business champions, consistently voting to promote and protect the right of small-business owners to own, operate and grow their businesses.”
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 “How Congress Voted,” which has the key small business votes and voting percentages for each lawmaker, go to http://www.NFIB.com/hcv
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 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 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 is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.