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Carter named “Guardian of Small Business”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter was presented with the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award for his fierce defense of small businesses during the 117th Congress.

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. As a former small business owner in Georgia’s First District, I understand that government regulations often stifle growth and innovation. From fighting tax increases and trillion-dollar spending packages that spike inflation to rolling back regulations, I will always support policies that make it easier to start and run a business in America,” said Rep. Carter.

“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 high 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 revisions that would have threatened Main Street’s economic recovery. NFIB commends Rep. Buddy Carter for earning the Guardian of Small Business Award.”