(Washington, DC) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) has been honored with the “Guardian of Small Business” award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The nation’s largest small businesses advocacy association, NFIB represents small-business owner members and gives them a voice in public policymaking. LaMalfa was chosen for this award based on his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small-business owners during the 116th Congress.
LaMalfa said: “Small businesses employ the vast majority of Americans and are the driving force behind rural economies — like those in Northern California — but they have been through a lot this year. As our country navigates the coronavirus pandemic, small businesses need support from both consumers and Congress to bring our economy back up to speed. I am honored to receive this award and will continue to promote pro-growth policies that will help small businesses recover and prosper.”
“Small businesses have never needed more reliable allies in Congress than they do now, and Congressman Doug LaMalfa has been a steadfast fighter for Main Street enterprises,” said NFIB Vice President of Federal Government Relations Kevin Kuhlman. “It really helps he comes from small-business roots. There is a qualitative difference from those representatives who don’t, and that difference is a fundamental understanding that small businesses are not smaller versions of big businesses and are not always helped by one-size-fits all legislation. Our Guardian of Small Business awards are given only to those whose votes back up their rhetoric, and Congressman LaMalfa is a man of his word, and small businesses are honored to have him in our corner.”
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.