The National Federation of Independent Business has named U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-KS, a Guardian of Small Business for an outstanding voting record on behalf of America's small-business owners in the 106th congress.

NFIB President Jack Faris praised Moran for "taking a stand" for small business, citing Moran's 94% NFIB voting record.

"The record shows that when the roll is called, Representative Moran has been a true and consistent advocate for Main Street small businesses," Fairs said. "Small-business owners pay close attention to how their elected representatives vote and will reward those who win the Guardian of Small Business Award. With election day less than two months away, small-business owners will remember those who supported small business, as well as those who didn't."

NFIB's voting record tallies 20 key small-business votes in the U.S. House of Representatives taken during the 1999 and 2000 sessions. Issues range from legal-reform measures, to regulatory relief, to a variety of tax-relief measures.

In all, NFIB will present Guardian awards to 215 representatives and 52 senators who voted favorably on key small-business issues at least 70% of the time during the 106th Congress.

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