Long honored with small business award
Posted on September 18, 2014 21:00 pm CDT
U.S. Rep Billy Long, (R) Missouri-7th District, gets a big thank you from the nation’s leading small business organization.
The National Federation of Independent Business has named Long a Guardian of Small Business for his voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 113th Congress.
NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Long for “standing up for small business.” In presenting the award, Danner said, “Small-business owners are very politically active – paying close attention to how their lawmakers vote on key business issues and stand by those who stand for them.”
“The record shows that Rep. Long is a true champion of small business, supporting the votes that matter in the 113th Congress,” said Danner. “This award reflects our members’ appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business.”
NFIB’s “How Congress Voted,” which serves as a report card for members of Congress, was also unveiled this week. The report presents key small-business votes and voting percentages for each lawmaker. Those voting favorably on key small-business issues at least 70 percent of the time during the 113th Congress are eligible for the Guardian award.
In all, NFIB will present Guardian awards to 232 Representatives who stood up for small business. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, (R) Missouri-4th District, was also honored with the award.