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Congressman Ryan Costello

Representing the 6th District of Pennsylvania

Congressional members named small-business guardians

September 20, 2016
In The News

WASHINGTON - The National Federation of Independent Business recently awarded Pennsylvania congressional members with its biennial Guardian of Small Business Award for their outstanding support of small-business owners in the 114th Congress, according to a release.

"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 statement. "Based on their voting record, these members of Congress are 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.

Award winners from Pennsylvania are U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and U.S. Reps. Mike Kelly, Scott Perry, Glenn Thompson, Ryan Costello, Pat Meehan, Michael Fitzpatrick, Bill Shuster, Tom Marino, Lou Barletta, Keith Rothfus, Charles Dent, Joseph Pitts and Tim Murphy.