Washington, D.C. – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business association, has named Rep. Noem a “Guardian of Small Business” for her voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners in the 112th Congress. Rep. Noem received a perfect score on the NFIB’s congressional scorecard.
“In the 112th Congress, Representative Kristi Noem proved that she is a champion of small business,” said NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner. “The Guardian of Small Business Award is a legislative award given to U.S. Representatives and Senators who vote to promote and protect the right of small-business owners to own, operate and grow their businesses.”
Guardian awards are given to U.S. Senators and Representatives who vote favorably on key small business issues at least 70 percent of the time. Rep. Noem received a 100 percent score on the NFIB’s congressional scorecard.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy in South Dakota and across the country,” said Rep. Noem. “All too often, government can be a hindrance, not a help, to innovation, small business growth, investment and hiring. I ran for Congress in part to fight against intrusive, over burdensome government and I am proud to receive this award.”