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Peterson honored by small business group

U.S. Rep. Collin C. Peterson (7th District-Detroit Lakes) was recently awarded the  National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business Award for the 112th Congress.

This award is given to members of Congress based on their small business voting record.

"Having started a small business myself, I understand the difficulties small business owners face. In this economy especially I believe it is important to stand up for small businesses and their employees," Peterson said.

"The record shows that Peterson is a true champion of small business, having stood strong on the key small-business votes in the 112th Congress," said NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner. "This award reflects our members' appreciation for supporting the NFIB pro-growth agenda for small business."

NFIB used 13 votes in the 112th Congress to determine the score. Peterson received 70 percent rating.

NFIB is a non-profit, non-partisan member organization which represents the concerns of small businesses at the federal level and at state legislatures.