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RELEASE: Representative Kristin Robbins Earns NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Robbins stood up for small business in the 2021-22 legislative sessions.

ST. PAUL, MN —The state’s major small business organization, the National Federation of Independent Business, or NFIB, today presented Representative Kristin Robbins (Maple Grove) with the prestigious Guardian of Small Business Award.

“I am proud to stand with Minnesota’s small businesses and be their voice in St. Paul,” said Robbins. “COVID shutdowns, a supply chain crisis, workforce challenges, record inflation, and some of the highest tax rates in the nation are just a few of the obstacles our small business owners have faced in recent years. I led the effort to use federal COVID funds to give grants to businesses. I also carried the first bill that would stop businesses from facing a double-digit tax hike in their Unemployment Insurance taxes. I will always support Minnesota’s small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy.”

“Now more than ever, Main Street needs strong advocates in the Minnesota Legislature, and they have one in Representative Kristin Robbins,” said John Reynolds, NFIB Minnesota State Director. “Thanks to Kristin’s leadership, small businesses were spared from painful tax hikes, more red tape, and burdensome mandates.”

Robbins earned the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award with a 100% score on the NFIB Minnesota Voting Record for 2021-22.

The Guardian of Small Business Award is reserved for legislators who vote consistently with small business on the key issues identified by small business owners. Minnesota lawmakers who voted with small business on key issues 80% or more of the time during the 2021-22 legislative session earned the NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award.

Lawmakers are informed prior to Key Votes of consensus positions developed through NFIB's one member, one vote policy and asked to support the priorities of small business with their vote. Key Votes are recorded in the biennial NFIB Minnesota Voting Record and distributed to the more than 10,000 small businesses that belong to NFIB here.

Robbins NFIB Award

Rep. Robbins with John Reynolds, NFIB Minnesota State Director