U.S. Rep. Pete Olson Honored as Guardian of Small Business by NFIB9/17/12
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 17, 2012– The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’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 America’s small-business owners in the 112th Congress.
NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Rep. Olson 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.”
“The 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,” said Danner. “This award reflects our members’ appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business.”
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.