– This week, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lehigh/Berks) was presented with a Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in Pennsylvania for his strong support of small businesses in the Commonwealth.
Mackenzie, a member of the House Labor and Industry Committee, was one of only 25 members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to be recognized with the designation for having a 100 percent pro-small business voting record. A 100 percent score indicates a state lawmaker supported small businesses in Pennsylvania each time an important vote was taken during the 2017-2018 legislative session when it impacted small and independently owned companies.
“Pennsylvania’s small business community is responsible for the majority of job creation in our state, and we need to pass measures that reduce regulatory burdens and streamline tax laws in order to help these businesses grow and thrive,” said Mackenzie. “I have personally worked on several small business-related measures, such as a new law to support veterans in starting their own business and legislation to encourage youth to gain job-ready skills that many small businesses are looking for in new hires.”
The Guardian of Small Business awards are given to legislators who consistently vote favorably on key small business issues that are among the highest priorities of NFIB’s small business agenda.
Rep. Ryan Mackenzie was presented with a Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for his strong support of small businesses in the Commonwealth. Presenting him the award is Rebecca Oyler, legislative director of NFIB-Pennsylvania.
Representative Ryan Mackenzie
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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