WASHINGTON, DC – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading advocate for small businesses, awarded Rep. Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) with its biennial Guardian of Small Business Award for his outstanding support of America’s small business owners in the 114th Congress.
“Many elected officials claim that they are champions of small business, but our Guardian Award shows our members and other small business owners who is really fighting for them,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan. “Based on his voting record, Rep. Allen is one of the most reliable advocates for small business in Washington.”
The Guardian of Small Business is NFIB’s most prestigious award. It is reserved for lawmakers who vote consistently with NFIB on the key issues identified by small business owners. NFIB tracks the votes of every member of Congress. House members and Senators who vote with NFIB members at least 70 percent of the time are eligible for the Guardian Award.
“As a former small business owner for over 40 years, I know the struggles that our small businesses face every day,” said Rep. Allen. “I know the impact small businesses have on our local economies and communities, which is why I continuously fight for policies that strengthen our nation’s job creators. I am proud to receive this award and I thank the National Federation of Independent Business.”
Allen received a 100 voting record during the 114th Congress.
“NFIB is honored to present Rep. Allen with this award,” Duggan said.