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RELEASE: Fleischmann Named Guardian of Small Business

September 15, 2016
Press Release

Fleischmann Named Guardian of Small Business

Washington, D.C.— The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading advocate for small businesses, awarded Congressman Fleischmann with its biennial Guardian of Small Business Award for his outstanding support of America’s small business owners in the 114th Congress. 

“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, Rep. Fleischmann 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.  

“As a former small business owner I know firsthand that small businesses are the heart and soul of the American economy.  I’m proud to work hard each day on behalf of Tennesseans and I’m honored to receive this award,” said Fleischmann.

Congressman Fleischmann received a 100 voting record during the 114th Congress.