Congressman John Shimkus recently received the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award. Shimkus received the award for his votes for pro-jobs and pro-growth in the 114th Congress.
National Federation of Independent Businesses’ Guardian of Small Business Award is awarded based on pro-business votes. The award is given every two years to Congress members who have voted in favor of the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ position in at least 70% of the Key Votes. Congressman Shimkus sided with the National Federation of Independent Businesses 100% of the time. Key votes that took place in the 114th Congress have included approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline, repealing of Obamacare, reduction of frivolous lawsuits, and the protection of Americans from tax hikes, including the repealing of the death tax.
Congressman Shimkus stated, “I regularly visit businesses of all sizes across the 15th District. In every one of the 33 counties I represent I’ve heard stories of rising regulatory costs, out nation’s complicated tax code, ans federal rules and mandates that make it difficult to run a small business. I’m thankful to NFIB for recognizing the importance of not only taking those concerns back to Washington, but voting for solutions to the challenges my constituents face.”