Today, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) was awarded the Guardian of Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for his strong small business voting record in the U.S. House of Representatives.

When I was elected to Congress, I took a pledge not to vote for any bill that raises taxes and I have held true to that promise, said Poe. Small businesses are the heart of the American economy, not the federal government. I will continue to support legislation that strengthens our economy by providing incentives to grow small businesses, cut burdensome red tape and allow the principles ofcapitalism to thrive in our small business communities.

Dan Danner, President of NFIB, presented the award to Congressman Poe in the Capitol Building along with a copy of How Congress Voted, his small business voting record and the issues used to determine his score.

In the 111th Congress, Rep. Poe proved that he is a champion of small business, said Danner. The Guardian of Small Business Award is a token of the deep appreciation that small business owners have for elected officials, who promoted and protect their right to own, operate and grow their businesses.

Founded in 1948, as a non-profit, non-partisan organization, the NFIB is the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses. To learn more about the NFIB please visit:

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