September 25, 2008

Crapo Receives Small Business Award

Named Guardian of Small Business by NFIB

Washington, DC - Legislative action and voting to support small business in Idaho and across the country has earned Idaho Senator Mike Crapo the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The national small business group presented the award to Crapo today in Washington. Crapo has received the Guardian of Small Business Award each Congress since he was elected in 1993.

"Small business remains the backbone of our national economy," Crapo said. "Most of these small businesses are family operations that don't receive big government assistance, regularly contribute to the economy of Main Street and are responsible for most of the jobs in Idaho and the nation. Keeping taxes low and the government off the backs of small business are critical for these operations to continue to succeed."

Crapo sits on the Senate Finance Committee, which has oversight over tax policy and the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, which handles many regulatory issues.

NFIB President and CEO Todd Stottlemyer noted Crapo's 91% voting record on small business issues. "Small business owners pay close attention to how their lawmakers vote on the issues affecting their businesses and employers and stand by those who stand for them," he said.