KTVQ: Sen. Steve Daines receives Guardian of Small Business award

U.S. Senator Steve Daines was awarded the National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business Award this week for the second time in a row.

The award is given for outstanding support of America’s small business owners in the 114th Congress.

“It’s an honor to receive this recognition from the NFIB, and I will continue to work at every opportunity to help create a business environment where small businesses can succeed, free of unnecessary government interference” Daines stated.

“Many elected officials claim that they are champions of small business, but our Guardian Award shows our members and other small business owners who is really fighting for them,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan.  “Based on his voting record, Sen. Daines is one of the most reliable advocates for small business in Washington.”

The Guardian of Small Business is NFIB’s most prestigious award. It is reserved for lawmakers who vote consistently with NFIB on the key issues identified by small business owners. 

NFIB tracks the votes of every member of Congress. House members and Senators who vote with NFIB members at least 70 percent of the time are eligible for the Guardian Award. 

Daines received higher than 83 point voting record consistent with NFIB key votes.