Georgia’s 12th District Congressman has received a national accolade.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has named Republican Rick Allen a ‘Guardian of Small Business’ for his support of America’s small business owners during the last Congressional session.
“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 in a prepared statement. “Based on his voting record, Rep. Allen is one of the most reliable advocates for small business in Washington.”
The Guardian of Small Business award is an annual award issued by NFIB and is given to lawmakers who show a consistent effort to support small business owners. They organization requires a score of at least 70%.
“As a former small business owner for over 40 years, I know the struggles that our small businesses face every day,” said Rep. Allen. “I know the impact small businesses have on our local economies and communities, which is why I continuously fight for policies that strengthen our nation’s job creators. I am proud to receive this award and I thank the National Federation of Independent Business.”
Allen received a 100 voting record during the 114th Congress.