Congressman Smith Heralded as Guardian of Small Business
"We need to further lift the burden on small businesses to create more jobs for more Americans."
Congressman Lamar Smith earned the recognition of the National Federation of Independent Business as a Guardian of Small Business for his strong consistent record of supporting the small business community over the 112th Congress.
"Small businesses generated 65% of the new jobs in this country over the last 17 years," Smith said. "The President has tried to attribute the success of small businesses across the country to the federal government. But we know better. America’s economic recovery depends on job creators, not federal regulators.
"I am honored to receive this award, but our work to protect small businesses from burdensome regulations and unnecessary tax hikes is not over. We need to further lift the burden on small businesses and free them up to spend more, invest more, and produce more to create more jobs for American workers."
As Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Smith sponsored and supported numerous bills to rein in regulations that burden small businesses and stifle job creation and economic growth. In the 112th Congress, the House of Representatives passed six House Judiciary Committee bills to reduce the impact of burdensome regulations on small businesses, and restore transparency and accountability to the regulatory process.