Congressman Vern Buchanan

Representing the 16th District of Florida

Buchanan Honored As "Guardian of Small Business"

Sep 17, 2014
Press Release

Vern receives Guardian of Small Business award
from NFIB President & CEO Dan Danner

WASHINGTON– The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, today named U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan a “Guardian of Small Business” for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners.

NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised the Florida congressman at this morning’s award ceremony saying “the record shows that Rep. Buchanan is a true champion of small business, supporting the votes that matter in the 113th Congress. This award reflects our members’ appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business.”

Buchanan, a 30-year businessman before being elected to Congress, said he was honored to receive the award and would keep fighting to help small businesses grow and create jobs.

"There is no issue more important than creating jobs and growing the economy," said Buchanan. "It's imperative that both parties in Washington come together and enact pro-growth policies that help small businesses expand and prosper."

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.