Congressman Bob Goodlatte issued the following statement today after being named a "Guardian of Small Business" by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation's leading small business association, for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America's small business owners in the 112th Congress.
"I am honored to be recognized as a Guardian of Small Business by NFIB," said Congressman Goodlatte. "Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and account for a significant majority of new product ideas and innovation. However, small business owners are instead faced with the uncertainty of costly government mandates and regulations. If we want to spur economic growth in the U.S., we must promote pro-growth policies that provide our small businesses the certainty they need. I remain committed to supporting policies that protect free enterprise, create certainty in the tax code, and cut burdensome red tape."
After presenting the award, Dan Danner, President and CEO of NFIB, said, "In the 112th Congress, Bob Goodlatte proved that he is a champion of small business. The Guardian of Small Business Award is a legislative award given to the U.S. Representatives and Senators who vote to promote and protect the right of small-business owners to own, operate and grow their businesses."