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Dr. Bucshon Named “Guardian of Small Business”

September 18, 2014
Press Release

Dr. Bucshon receives the “Guardian of Small Business” award from NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner 

On Wednesday, Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. was named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 113th Congress.

“Our nation’s small businesses fuel America’s economic engine.  They provide jobs, spur economic growth, and sustain our local economies,” said Bucshon.  “I’m proud to stand up for small business by supporting policies that lower energy costs, roll back burdensome regulations, and reform our tax code to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit.”

NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Rep. Bucshon for “standing up for small business.” In presenting the group’s coveted Guardian of Small Business Award, Danner said, “Small-business owners are very politically active – paying close attention to how their lawmakers vote on key business issues and stand by those who stand for them.”

“The record shows that Rep. Bucshon is a true champion of small business, supporting the votes that matter in the 113th Congress,” said Danner. “This award reflects our members’ appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business.”

NFIB’s “How Congress Voted,” which serves as a report card for members of Congress, was also unveiled this week. The report presents key small-business votes and voting percentages for each lawmaker. Those voting favorably on key small-business issues at least 70 percent of the time during the 113th Congress are eligible for the Guardian award.


NFIB is the nation’s leading small business advocacy association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 to give small-business owners a voice in public policy-making, NFIB’s policy positions are set by its 350,000 business-owner members, who send their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through NFIB’s unique member-only ballot. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses.