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NFIB Names Carter Guardian of Small Business

Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (GA-01) received the National Federation of Independent Business’ (NFIB) most prestigious legislative award, the Guardian of Small Business Award, for his strong and consistent support of small business in the 115th Congress.

“I am honored to receive NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business Award,” said Carter. “As someone who built a small business from the ground up and ran one for more than 30 years, I experienced the challenges that American small businesses face each day. I have fought for small business in the halls of Congress by voting to remove the crippling regulations placed on them by the previous administration. I am especially proud of the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Thanks to tax reform and other pro-growth policies our economy is booming and small business optimism is at its highest in decades. With 9 out of 10 American businesses being small businesses, small business is truly the foundation of our nation and I will continue to support our job creators.”

The NFIB bases the award on the voting record of lawmakers in support of small business issues.

“The NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award is presented to Members of Congress who truly vote as champions of small business,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita D. Duggan. “These men and women in the House of Representatives have been staunch supporters on the issues that affect our members, like regulatory reform and healthcare cost relief. They made tax relief for small businesses a reality. They are the Representatives small business owners can count on in Washington, and we’re proud to award these lawmakers the recognition they earned for the 115th Congress.”

Carter scored 100 on the NFIB Scorecard for his voting record in the 115th Congress.