WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today named Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) a “Guardian of Small Business” for his “outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners.”
“Small businesses are the economic engine that keeps our country moving and critical to creating a strong economic recovery,” said Lance. “Yet too many are struggling under the weight of higher taxes, red ink, over-regulation, runaway federal spending and rising energy prices. I have worked tirelessly in Congress to address these issues and provide greater economic certainty and I am honored that my work is being recognized today by the preeminent small business advocacy organization.”
NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Rep. Lance for “standing for small business.”
“Small-business owners pay close attention to how their lawmakers vote on the issues affecting their businesses and employees and stand by those who stand for them,” said Danner. “The record shows that Rep. Lance is a true champion of small business.”
The NFIB represents small and independent businesses in all 50 states — including nearly 10,000 small businesses in New Jersey.
However, some question whether NFIB really represents Main Street businesses or large corporations and the wealthy elite. Earlier this summer, the office of Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service questioning the group’s tax-exempt status and Democrats have called on the NFIB to release the identities of its major donors.
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