National Federation of Independent Business: Wisconsin members of U.S. House honored as Guardians of Small Business by NFIB

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WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 23, 2010 – The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, yesterday named three U.S. Reps. from Wisconsin as Guardians of Small Business for their outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small business owners in the 111th Congress.

NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Wisconsin’s representatives for “standing up for small business.”

In presenting the 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. 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.

“Small business owners are also known to show their gratitude or disappointment at the ballot box. This November, NFIB members will know that these members of Congress are true small business champions.”

The NFIB Guardian Award Winners from Wisconsin are:

Representative Paul Ryan, P.

Representative Jim Sensenbrenner

Representative Thomas Petri

In all, NFIB will present Guardian awards to 202 U.S. Representatives who voted favorably on key small business issues at least 70 percent of the time during the 111th Congress.

EDITOR’S NOTE: To view “How Congress Voted,” which has the key small business votes and voting percentages for each lawmaker, go to