Rep. Royce Awarded for Pro-Small Business Voting Record

Washington, D.C.

Rep. Royce (right) Awarded for Pro-Small Business Voting Record

U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) received the coveted “Guardian of Small Business” award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for his support of legislation critical to small business owners and employees. Rep. Royce’s voting record in the current session of Congress has a perfect rating from the Federation.

“California’s small businesses face enough red tape as it is, which is why I’ve made lowering the tax and regulatory burden on them a priority,” said Rep. Royce. “Small business owners and the people they employ can always count on my support.”

“Many elected officials claim that they are champions of small business, but our Guardian Award shows our members and other small business owners who is really fighting for them,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita Duggan. “Based on his voting record, Rep. Royce is one of the most reliable advocates for small business in Washington.”

The “Guardian of Small Business” award was created by the NFIB to recognize members of Congress for their support of small business owners’ public policy priorities.Lawmakers who vote with small business on key issues 70 percent or more of the time during the 114th Congress earned the award. Rep. Royce has a 100 percent rating.

NFIB represents 325,000 small businesses in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., and is the leading advocate for small business owners. It’s mission is to defend the right of small business owners to run their businesses without undue government interference and to advance public policies that promote their success.