WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today was presented with the Guardian of Small Business award by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for voting to support small-business owners during the 113th Congress:
"Small businesses are the engine of our economy. They represent roughly 97 percent of Oklahoma’s employers and provide a livelihood to more than half of Oklahoma’s private-sector employees,” said Inhofe. “Under the Obama administration, the nation has experienced one of the slowest economic recoveries in our history. When small businesses needed help to weather the financial crisis of 2008, the Obama Administration instead stepped in and entangled these job creators in more red tape. I know first-hand that the monstrous federal bureaucracy can make it hard to do business, which is why I have committed myself as a Member of Congress to reigning in excessive federal regulation, specifically coming out of the EPA. I am humbled to once again receive this award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses and pledge to continue my fight for liberty and economic opportunity, and against the federal intrusion that is deterring economic activity and expansion."
“The record shows that Sen. Inhofe is a true champion of small business, supporting key small-business votes in the 113th Congress,” said Dan Danner, president chief executive officer of the NFIB. “This award reflects our members’ appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business.”