Monday, September 19, 2022

Congressman Dan Meuser Awarded NFIB "Guardian of Small Business Award"

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has awarded Rep. Dan Meuser (R-PA) its “Guardian of Small Business Award.” 

 It is the NFIB’s most prestigious legislative award and is earned by lawmakers who vote consistently with small businesses on the key issues identified by small business owners. The lawmakers who voted with small business on key issues 70% or more of the time during the 117th Congress have earned the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award. NFIB informs lawmakers in advance which votes will be considered NFIB Key Votes and asks lawmakers to support the consensus views of our members. NFIB shares the results back to NFIB’s membership.

“As a member of the House Committee on Small Business, I have listened carefully to the concerns of my constituents who operate small businesses, and voted to protect their interests,” Meuser stated. “I have also spent time in the 9th Congressional District with those who have been deeply impacted by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, only to be further affected by inflationary pressures, supply chain problems and energy costs. I am honored to receive this award and look forward to ensuring that the concerns of Main Street are represented in Congress.”

“The NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award is presented to Members of Congress who have proven themselves to be real champions of small business,” said NFIB President and CEO Brad Close. “This Congress, small businesses emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic but faced continual threats of inflation, workforce shortages, and supply chain disruptions. These NFIB Guardians demonstrated strong support of small businesses on key issues. NFIB is unique in that we only represent small and independent businesses, and our members decide our policy positions. We are proud to recognize the elected officials from the 117th Congress who earned this distinction by taking pro-small business votes that supported an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program and opposed tax increases, new mandates, increased legal liability, and problematic employment law that would have threatened Main Street’s economic recovery. NFIB commends Rep. Meuser on being named a Guardian of Small Business.”