WASHINGTON—Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) was recently named a ‘Guardian of Small Business’ by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for the 115th Congress. The Guardian of Small Business Award is the most prestigious honor that NFIB bestows on members of Congress in recognition of their efforts to support small business issues.
Mullin earned a 100% voting record on the NFIB’s scorecard, due in part to his support for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the vote to repeal and replace Obamacare.
“As a business owner, I know that the federal government is often the greatest competition a small business faces,” said Mullin. “I came to Washington, D.C. because I was fed up with burdensome federal regulations that make it hard to keep the doors of any small business open. Small businesses are the backbone of our nation’s economy and I am committed to ensuring they can continue to thrive. I am proud to be known as a Guardian of Small Business and want to thank NFIB for this award.”
“The NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award is presented to Members of Congress who truly vote as champions of small business,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita D. Duggan. “Those who earn this recognition in the House of Representatives have been staunch supporters on the issues that are crucial to the success of small business, like tax cuts, regulatory reform, and lower health care costs. They are the representatives small business owners can count on as advocates in Washington, and we’re proud to award these lawmakers the recognition they earned for the 115th Congress.”
NFIB is the voice of small business, advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since their founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses.