Washington, D.C. ñ This week, Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) was named a Guardian of Small Business. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) honored him for his strong voting record during the 112th Congress in support of American small businesses and owners.

ìIn the 112th Congress, Representative Ted Poe proved that he is a champion of small business. The Guardian of Small Business Award is a legislative award given to the U.S. Representatives and Senators who vote to promote and protect the right of small-business owners to own, operate and grow their business,î said Dan Danner, President and CEO of NFIB.

ìSmall businesses are the backbone of the American economy, creating 65% of new jobs over the past 17 years.î said Poe. ìI will continue to support pro-growth legislation that helps our small businesses and job creators in Congress.î