Members of Congress Honored as Guardians of Small Business by NFIB

Date: September 23, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 23, 2010 – The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, today named 245 members of Congress as Guardians of Small Business for their outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small business owners in the 111th Congress.

NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised the senators and representatives for “standing up for small business.”

In announcing the winners of the 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. The Guardian award is a symbol of sincere appreciation from the small business community for votes that supported their ability to own, operate and grow their businesses.

“Small business owners are also known to show their gratitude or disappointment at the ballot box. This November, NFIB members will know that these members of Congress are true small business champions.”

Guardian awards are given to U.S. Senators and Representatives who vote favorably on key small business issues at least 70 percent of the time.

The NFIB Guardian Award Winners for the 111th Congress are:

Senator Lamar Alexander
Senator John Barrasso 
Senator Robert Bennett 
Senator Christopher "Kit" Bond 
Senator Sam Brownback 
Senator Jim Bunning 
Senator Richard Burr 
Senator Saxby Chambliss 
Senator Tom Coburn 
Senator Thad Cochran 
Senator Susan Collins 
Senator Bob Corker 
Senator John Cornyn 
Senator Mike Crapo 
Senator Jim DeMint 
Senator John Ensign 
Senator Michael Enzi 
Senator Lindsey Graham 
Senator Charles Grassley 
Senator Judd Gregg 
Senator Orrin Hatch 
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison 
Senator Jim Inhofe 
Senator Johnny Isakson 
Senator Mike Johanns 
Senator Jon Kyl 
Senator Blanche Lincoln 
Senator Richard Lugar 
Senator John McCain 
Senator Mitch McConnell 
Senator Lisa Murkowski 
Senator Ben Nelson
Senator Mark Pryor 
Senator Jim Risch 
Senator Pat Roberts 
Senator Jeff Sessions
Senator Richard Shelby 
Senator Olympia Snowe 
Senator John Thune 
Senator David Vitter 
Senator George Voinovich 
Senator Roger Wicker  
 


 
Alabama  
Representative Jo Bonner 
Representative Bobby Bright 
Representative Michael D. Rogers
Representative Robert Aderholt 
Representative Parker Griffith 
Representative Spencer Bachus
Representative Artur Davis

Alaska  
Representative Don Young
   
Arizona  
Representative Trent Franks 
Representative John Shadegg 
   
Arkansas  
Representative John Boozman 
Representative Mike Ross 
   
California  
Representative Wally Herger 
Representative Dan Lungren 
Representative Tom McClintock 
Representative George Radanovich 
Representative Devin Nunes 
Representative Kevin McCarthy
Representative Elton Gallegly 
Representative Howard "Buck" McKeon 
Representative David Dreier 
Representative Ed Royce 
Representative Jerry Lewis
Representative Gary Miller 
Representative Ken Calvert 
Representative Mary Bono Mack 
Representative Dana Rohrabacher 
Representative John Campbell 
Representative Darrell Issa 
Representative Brian Bilbray 
Representative Duncan Hunter 
   
Colorado  
Representative Doug Lamborn 
Representative Mike Coffman 
   
Florida  
Representative Jeff Miller 
Representative Ander Crenshaw 
Representative Ginny Brown-Waite 
Representative Cliff Stearns 
Representative John Mica 
Representative Gus Bilirakis 
Representative C. W. "Bill" Young 
Representative Adam Putnam 
Representative Vern Buchanan 
Representative Connie Mack 
Representative Bill Posey 
Representative Tom Rooney 
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 
Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart 
Representative Mario Diaz-Balart 
   
Georgia  
Representative Jack Kingston 
Representative Lynn Westmoreland 
Representative Tom Price
Representative John Linder 
Representative Jim Marshall 
Representative Paul Broun 
Representative Phil Gingrey 
Representative John Barrow 
   
Idaho  
Representative Walt Minnick 
Representative Mike Simpson 
   
Illinois  
Representative Peter Roskam 
Representative Mark Kirk
Representative Judy Biggert 
Representative Timothy Johnson
Representative Don Manzullo 
Representative Aaron Schock 
Representative John Shimkus 
   
Indiana  
Representative Mark Souder 
Representative Steve Buyer 
Representative Dan Burton 
Representative Mike Pence 
 
Iowa  
Representative Tom Latham 
Representative Steve King
   
Kansas  
Representative Jerry Moran
Representative Lynn Jenkins 
Representative Todd Tiahrt 
   
Kentucky   
Representative Ed Whitfield 
Representative Brett Guthrie 
Representative Geoff Davis
Representative Harold Rogers
   
Louisiana  
Representative Steve Scalise 
Representative Anh "Joseph" Cao 
Representative Charlie Melancon 
Representative John Fleming 
Representative Rodney Alexander
Representative Bill Cassidy 
Representative Charles Boustany 
   
Maryland  
Representative Frank Kratovil 
Representative Roscoe Bartlett 
   
Michigan  
Representative Peter Hoekstra 
Representative Vernon Ehlers 
Representative Dave Camp 
Representative Fred Upton 
Representative Mike Rogers 
Representative Candice Miller
Representative Thaddeus McCotter 
   
Minnesota  
Representative John Kline
Representative Erik Paulsen 
Representative Michele Bachmann 
Representative Collin Peterson 
   
Mississippi  
Representative Travis Childers 
Representative Gregg Harper 
Representative Gene Taylor 
   
Missouri  
Representative Todd Akin 
Representative Ike Skelton 
Representative Sam Graves
Representative Roy Blunt 
Representative Jo Ann Emerson 
Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer 
 
Montana  
Representative Denny Rehberg 
   
Nebraska  
Representative Jeff Fortenberry 
Representative Lee Terry 
Representative Adrian Smith 
   
Nevada  
Representative Dean Heller 
   
New Jersey  
Representative Frank LoBiondo 
Representative John Adler 
Representative Christopher Smith
Representative Scott Garrett 
Representative Leonard Lance 
Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen 
   
New Mexico  
Representative Harry Teague 
   
New York  
Representative Peter King
Representative Mike McMahon 
Representative Michael Arcuri 
Representative Christopher Lee
   
North Carolina  
Representative Walter Jones 
Representative Virginia Foxx 
Representative Howard Coble 
Representative Mike McIntyre 
Representative Larry Kissell 
Representative Sue Myrick 
Representative Patrick McHenry 
Representative Heath Shuler 
   
Ohio  
Representative Jean Schmidt 
Representative Michael Turner 
Representative Jim Jordan 
Representative Robert Latta 
Representative Steve Austria 
Representative John Boehner 
Representative Patrick Tiberi 
Representative Steven LaTourette 
   
Oklahoma  
Representative John Sullivan 
Representative Dan Boren 
Representative Frank Lucas 
Representative Tom Cole 
Representative Mary Fallin 
   
Oregon  
Representative Greg Walden 
   
Pennsylvania  
Representative Jason Altmire 
Representative Glenn "GT" Thompson
Representative Jim Gerlach 
Representative Bill Shuster 
Representative Charles Dent 
Representative Joseph Pitts 
Representative Tim Holden 
Representative Tim Murphy
Representative Todd Platts 
   
South Carolina   
Representative Henry Brown
Representative Joe Wilson
Representative J. Gresham Barrett 
Representative Bob Inglis 
   
South Dakota  
Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin 
   
Tennessee  
Representative Phil Roe 
Representative John Duncan 
Representative Zach Wamp 
Representative Lincoln Davis 
Representative Marsha Blackburn 
Representative John Tanner 
   
Texas  
Representative Louie Gohmert 
Representative Ted Poe 
Representative Sam Johnson
Representative Ralph Hall
Representative Jeb Hensarling 
Representative Joe Barton 
Representative John Culberson 
Representative Kevin Brady
Representative Michael McCaul 
Representative Mike Conaway 
Representative Kay Granger 
Representative William "Mac" Thornberry 
Representative Ron Paul 
Representative Chet Edwards
Representative Randy Neugebauer 
Representative Lamar Smith
Representative Pete Olson 
Representative Kenny Marchant 
Representative Michael Burgess 
Representative John Carter 
Representative Pete Sessions
   
Utah  
Representative Rob Bishop
Representative Jim Matheson 
Representative Jason Chaffetz 
   
Virginia  
Representative Robert Wittman 
Representative Glenn Nye 
Representative Randy Forbes 
Representative Bob Goodlatte 
Representative Eric Cantor 
Representative Rick Boucher 
Representative Frank Wolf 
   
Washington  
Representative Doc Hastings
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers 
   
West Virginia  
Representative Shelley Moore Capito 
   
Wisconsin  
Representative Paul Ryan, P. 
Representative Jim Sensenbrenner 
Representative Thomas Petri 
   
Wyoming  
Representative Cynthia Lummis  
 

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


 
 

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