King Earns “Guardian of Small Business” Award
“Strong Small Business Voting Record” Earns King NFIB’s Top Honor
Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King, a member of the House Small Business Committee, releases this statement and photo following his designation as a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The award was presented to King by Juanita Duggan, President and CEO of the NFIB, during an event on Capitol Hill this afternoon. King was named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the NFIB after their independent review of King’s votes in the 115th Congress demonstrated King has compiled a “strong small business voting record.”
Congressman Steve King is presented with the NFIB’s “Guardian of Small Business” Award by NFIB President Juanita Duggan
“As a member of the Small Business Committee, I understand the important role that small businesses play in keeping our state and our national economies strong,” said King. “This is especially true in Iowa, where small businesses are responsible for one out of every two private sector jobs. Keeping taxes low and the regulatory burden light is a key to ensuring small businesses succeed. I am honored to be recognized by the NFIB as a “Guardian of Small Business” for my work advancing both of these goals.”
“The NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award is presented to Members of Congress who truly vote as champions of small business,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita D. Duggan. “Those who earn this recognition in the House of Representatives have been staunch supporters on the issues that are crucial to the success of small business, like tax cuts, regulatory reform, and lower healthcare costs.”
Among the votes selected for recognition by the NFIB were Congressman King’s votes in favor of HR 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Related- King: “4.1% GDP is proof that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is working.”), King’s vote in favor of HR 2, a Balanced Budget Amendment to the United States Constitution, and King’s vote in favor of the American Health Care Act, legislation which sought to repeal Obamacare’s taxes and mandate penalties on small businesses.