NFIB names Alabama’s congressional Republicans as ‘Guardians of Small Business’
Alabama’s Republican U.S. Senator and GOP members of the U.S. House of Representatives have each been named a 2020 “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
NFIB is the nation’s largest small business association, advocating for job creators nationwide.
“NFIB’s prestigious Guardian of Small Business Award is reserved for legislators who vote consistently with small business on the key issues identified by small business owners,” a release from the organization explained.
The 2020 awards were earned by legislators for votes in the 116th Congress, which began in 2019 and is currently in session.
In Alabama, honorees were U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Reps. Bradley Byrne (AL-01), Martha Roby (AL-02), Mike Rogers (AL-03), Robert Aderholt (AL-04), Mo Brooks (AL-05) and Gary Palmer (AL-06).
“The NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award is awarded to lawmakers who small businesses can truly count on,” stated Kevin Kuhlman, NFIB vice president of Federal Government Relations.
Shelby, Byrne, Roby, Brooks and Palmer boasted 100% NFIB voting records during the period.
“Our policy positions are driven by our members, and we report NFIB Key Votes back to our membership,” Kuhlman added, calling the honorees “real champions for small business.”
“We are proud to recognize the elected officials from the 116th Congress who earned this distinction by taking pro-small business votes… Small business owners across the country need their support now more than ever during these unprecedented times, and we are grateful to these lawmakers for their leadership,” he concluded.
On the opposite end of the report card, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) came in at 38% and U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) scored only 25%.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn