Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr., M.D. (R-South Louisiana), released the following statement after receiving the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation's leading small business voice, today. Earlier in the year, Congressman Boustany tied for the highest score in the Louisiana delegation for his NFIB rating:
"Before entering public service, I faced the daily realities of operating my own independent business. It better prepared me to serve in Congress as I can fully appreciate how legislation in Washington affects small businesses. Earlier this year, I voted in favor of the Small Business Tax Cut Act of 2012, legislation that saves businesses $45.9 billion in taxes. Votes like this help small business owners across the nation grow and create more jobs. I will always champion the cause of small businesses, the backbone of our nation's economy,"stated Boustany.
NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Rep. Boustany for "standing for small business." In presenting the group's 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 and employees and stand by those who stand for them."
"The record shows that Rep. Boustany is a true champion of small business, having stood strong on the key small-business votes in the 112th Congress,"said Danner. "This award reflects our members' appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business."