Tanner honored by NFIB
Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 9:08 pm
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Tanner was among six representatives from Tennessee who have been named Guardians of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small business association, for their outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small business owners in the 111th Congress.
Others include U.S. Reps. Phil Roe, John Duncan, Zach Wamp, Lincoln Davis and Marsha Blackburn.
NFIB president and CEO Dan Danner praised Tennessee’s representatives for “standing up for small business.”
“Small business owners pay close attention to how their lawmakers vote on the issues affecting their businesses,” he said in presenting the coveted Guardian of Small Business award. “The Guardian award is a symbol of sincere appreciation from the small business community for votes that supported their ability to own, operate and grow their businesses.
“Small business owners are also known to show their gratitude or disappointment at the ballot box. This November, NFIB members will know that these members of Congress are true small business champions.”
In all, NFIB will present Guardian awards to 202 U.S. representatives who voted favorably on key small business issues at least 70 percent of the time during the 111th Congress.
Tanner has also been recognized as a recipient of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s “Friend of Farm Bureau” award given annually to members of Congress for their support of agriculture, rural communities and Farm Bureau policy.
The national award is presented by the American Farm Bureau with final designation given from the state Farm Bureaus.
Other members of the Tennessee delegation also honored by the Farm Bureau include Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker; and U.S. Reps. Phil Roe, John Duncan, Lincoln Davis and Marsha Blackburn.
Published in The Messenger 9.28.10