According to a press release from Congressman John Shimkus’ (R, Illinois-15) office, the Congressman received the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business Award for his pro-jobs, pro-growth votes in the 114th Congress.
“I regularly visit businesses of all sizes across the 15th District,” said Shimkus. “In every one of the 33 counties I represent I’ve heard stories of rising regulatory costs, our nation’s complicated tax code, and 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.”
NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business award is given every two years based on key pro-business votes. Key votes in the 114th Congress included those to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, repeal Obamacare, reduce frivolous lawsuits and protect Americans from tax hikes – including a repeal of the death tax.
Members of Congress who supported NFIB’s position on at least 70 percent of key votes receive the award. Shimkus voted in support of small businesses 100 percent of the time.