For Immediate Release - Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Receives National Federation of Independent Business' "Guardian of Small Business" Award
(Washington, D.C.) - First District Congressman Jeb Bradley was honored today by the National Federation of Independent Business(NFIB) with its "Guardian of Small Business" Award at a ceremony on Capitol Hill. Bradley received the award for his strong pro-small business voting record during the 109th Congress.
"Small businesses are the catalyst for the New Hampshire economy and produce the majority of new jobs in the state. As a former small business owner myself, I understand the tremendous burden that today's tax code and regulations can have on a small business, and that's why I support measures to reform our tax code, prevent lawsuit abuse, and make health care more affordable for small business owners and their employees," stated Bradley, a member of the House Small Business and Budget Committees. "I am honored to be recognized by the NFIB with this award and will continue to support legislation that allows our nation's small businesses to grow."
The NFIB, a small-business advocacy organization, bases its rankings on14 key House votes during the 109th Congress, including votes on issues such as liability reform, health care, and tax relief. Bradley earned a score of 86 percent with the NFIB this year and has compiled acumulative score of 89 percent during his tenure in Congress.
"The record shows that Rep. Bradley is a true champion of small business, having stood strong on the key small-business votes in the 109thCongress," said NFIB President and CEO Todd Stottlemyer. "This award reflects our members' appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business."
A complete list of the votes the NFIB used in compiling the scores can be found at: http://capwiz.com/nfib/scorecard/?chamber=H&session=109&x=7&y=8#NH.