Rep. Dave Reichert Honored as Guardian of Small Business by NFIB
WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 13, 2012 – The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, today named U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert (WA-8) a Guardian of Small Business for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 112th Congress.
“I am honored to receive this award,” said Rep. Reichert. “Small businesses are the engines of the American economy and will fuel our economic recovery. I am proud to support them by consistently voting against tax hikes and to lessen the heavy burden of over-regulation so that small businesses can flourish and create new jobs.”
NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Rep. Reichert 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. Reichert 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.”
In all, NFIB will present Guardian awards to 245 Representatives who voted favorably on key small business issues at least 70 percent of the time during the 112th Congress.