The National Federation of Independent Business has recognized U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) with its Guardian of Small Business Award.
Widely recognized as a champion of small business, Carl supported the organization’s legislative agenda since taking office in January 2021.
In a statement, the South Alabama congressman pledged to continue his efforts to spearhead issues of importance to the small business community.
“I’m honored to be recognized by NFIB for being a guardian of small businesses in south Alabama and all across this country,” said Carl. “As a lifelong small business owner, I know firsthand how important it is to have a federal government that works with our small business community rather than against it. I will continue doing all I can in Congress to support our small businesses because they are the backbone of this nation.”
In a news release, President and CEO Brad Close said the federation’s award recognizes members of Congress “who have proven themselves to be real champions of small business.”
“We are proud to recognize the elected officials from the 117th Congress who earned this distinction by taking pro-small business votes that supported an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program and opposed tax increases, new mandates, increased legal liability, and problematic law revisions that would have threatened Main Street’s economic recovery,” said Close.
“NFIB commends Rep. Carl for earning the Guardian of Small Business Award.”
NFIB’s 2021-2022 House key votes include:
- American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (oppose)
- Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 (oppose)
- Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act of 2021 (support)
- Paycheck Fairness Act (oppose)
- Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Resolution (oppose)
- Build Back Better Act (oppose)
- Amendment to National Defense Authorization Act requiring preferences to union-organized contractors for defense projects (oppose)
Dylan Smith is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL