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Roe Recognized as Guardian of Small Business by NFIB

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Washington, September 13, 2012 | comments

WASHINGTON, DC Today, Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-01) was recognized as a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business association. Roe was among the 292 members of Congress receiving the Guardian award for an outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small business owners in the 112th Congress.

“Supporting small businesses in East Tennessee has been a priority for me since being elected to Congress. I am honored to receive the Guardian award,” Roe said. “I believe the entrepreneurial spirit in America is strong, and I respect the risk-taking that comes with building a small business. When our small businesses are successful, jobs are created. I will continue to work towards a pro-growth business climate that rewards, not punishes, success and innovation. I want to thank the NFIB for this award and for the great work they are doing on behalf of our small businesses.”

In announcing the winners of the Guardian of Small Business award, NFIB President and CEO Dan 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.”

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.

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