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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.

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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.

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