Press Release: Rep. Mia Love Named ‘Guardian of Small Business’

Congresswoman Mia Love received the “Guardian of Small Business” award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) for her strong voting record in the 114th Congress on issues critical to independent businesses.

“Small and independent businesses are the lifeblood of our robust Utah economy,” Rep. Love said.   “It’s important to me to support policies that promote successful businesses, encourage hiring, and foster further growth.”

“I know many small business owners personally, so these votes are very personal to me,” Love added. 

“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 her voting record, Rep. Love is one of the most reliable advocates for small business in Washington.”

The Guardian of Small Business is NFIB’s most prestigious award.  It is reserved for lawmakers who vote consistently with NFIB on the key issues identified by small business owners.  NFIB tracks the votes of every member of Congress. House members and Senators who vote with NFIB members at least 70 percent of the time are eligible for the Guardian Award.   

Love received a 100 voting record during the 114th Congress.

“NFIB is honored to present Rep. Love with this award,” Duggan said.