Business groups honor Brett Guthrie

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Congressional voting record recognized

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie recently was named a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business.

The award is based on the voting record of each member of Congress in support of small business and job creation. The NFIB says it scores legislation relating to small businesses and all representatives scoring above 70 percent are honored.

Guthrie, a Republican from Warren County who serves the 2nd Congressional District, received a score of 100 percent in the 112th Congress.

“Having worked at my family’s manufacturing business, I know the challenges our small business owners are facing,” Guthrie said in a news release issued by his office.

Guthrie also received the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Friend of Farm Bureau award, which goes to elected officials who support Farm Bureau issues, as shown by their voting records.

“It comes as no surprise that the American Farm Bureau Federation is presenting Congressman Guthrie with the 2012 ‘Friend of Farm Bureau’ Award,” said Mark Haney, president of Kentucky Farm Bureau. “When agriculture in Kentucky and our nation needs support, Farm Bureau confidently turns to leaders like Congressman Guthrie.”

Congressman Guthrie will host an agriculture awareness forum Sept. 27 at the Daviess County Lions Club Fairgrounds. Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer will be a guest speaker at the event, which is designed to provide an opportunity to discuss issues Kentucky farmers are facing. It is open to the public.

Guthrie, who is serving his second two-year term, is opposed for re-election in Nov. 6 general election by David Williams, a Democrat from Glasgow, and LaRue County resident Craig Astor of the Libertarian Party.