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CONGRESSMAN JACK KINGSTON NAMED ‘GUARDIAN OF SMALL BUSINESS’
Natl Federation of Independent Business honors Congressman for pro-growth record
Washington, D.C., Sep 21, 2012 -
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business association, today named U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-1) a “Guardian of Small Business” for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners.
Federation President and CEO Dan Danner praised Kingston for “standing for small business.” In presenting the group’s coveted award, Danner said, “Small-business owners pay close attention to how their lawmakers vote on the issues affecting their businesses and employees stand by those who stand for them.”
“The record shows that Jack Kingston is a true champion of small business, having stood strong on the key small-business votes,” said Danner. “This award reflects his votes to promote and protect the right of small-business owners to own, operate, and grow their business.”
According to the NFIB, Kingston has a perfect record of supporting small business in the Congress. Among the votes taken into consideration were those that would repeal the controversial health care law enacted in the previous Congress and the successful effort, cosponsored by Kingston, to overturn its burdensome reporting requirement on every transaction business transaction over $600.
Other initiatives considered were efforts to expand environmentally-sound production of American energy in the Gulf of Mexico, to prevent the National Labor Relations Board from dictating private business decisions, and to provide certainty by balancing the budget.
In accepting the award, Kingston pledged to continue his efforts on behalf of small businesses and the millions of Americans they employ.
“Too often big government and big business team up and hurt the little guy,” said Kingston. “I fight for small businesses because I know they are the true job-creating engine of our economy. They embody the American spirit by taking a chance. That sense of entrepreneurship should be encouraged by government, not discouraged by a broken tax code and overly-burdensome regulations.”
Kingston, an insurance broker by trade, started his business career in Savannah before being elected to Congress. He conducts regular listening sessions with small businesses throughout the First District to address their concerns in Washington.