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Upton Recognized for Support of Small Business

Washington, September 15, 2022 | Jamal Ware (202 - 225 - 3761)

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today was recognized as a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business. The award, NFIB’s most prestigious legislative award, was given to Upton for his work in Congress on behalf of small businesses.

“Small businesses are the economic engine that drives our economy,” Upton said. “These hardworking business owners and their employees are our friends and neighbors, and they provide for our communities through the jobs and services they offer. Working to make doing the job easier for small business folks has been a top priority of mine for all my years in Congress, and I am thankful for the recognition.”

NFIB President and CEO Brad Close said the Guardian award is presented to lawmakers who stand up and champion small business and have voted consistently for small businesses on key issues.

“This Congress, small businesses emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic but faced continual threats of high inflation, workforce shortages, and supply chain disruptions,” Close said. “NFIB Guardians demonstrated strong support of small businesses, and we are proud to recognize elected officials who earned this distinction by taking pro-small business votes. NFIB commends Rep. Upton for earning the Guardian of Small Business Award.”

Founded in 1943, NFIB is the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses.


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