The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation's largest small-business organization, has named U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) a "Guardian of Small Business." NFIB gives the honor to members of Congress who vote in favor of small businesses on various issues. The organization cited 12 important votes during the 2003 and 2004 sessions and gave the awards to congressmen who voted in the best interests of small businesses in at least 70 percent of the votes. NFIB president and CEO Jack Faris said Ryan voted 100 percent of the time for small businesses. "Rep. Ryan is a stalwart champion of small business, having stood strong on the key small-business votes in the 108th Congress," Faris said.