Peterson Named Guardian of Small Business

Sep 23, 2016

Congressman Collin C. Peterson today received the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award for the 114th Congress. This award is given to members of Congress for their support of America’s small business owners.

“Starting and successfully running a small business can be incredibly challenging, especially in today’s economy,” Peterson said. “I believe it is important to support our small businesses, their employees and the benefits they provide to our local communities.”

“Many elected officials claim that they are champions of small business, but our Guardian Award shows our members and other small business owners who is really fighting for them,” NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan said. “Based on his voting record, Rep. Peterson is one of the most reliable advocates for small business in Washington.”

The Guardian of Small Business is NFIB’s most prestigious award. It is reserved for lawmakers who vote consistently with NFIB on the key issues identified by small business owners. NFIB tracks the votes of every member of Congress. House members and Senators who vote with NFIB members at least 70 percent of the time are eligible for the Guardian Award. 

Peterson received an 86 voting record during the 114th Congress.