Small Business to Lawmakers: Back to WorkNovember 5, 2014
Washington, D.C. – The National Small Business Association (NSBA) congratulates the returning and newly elected Members of Congress, and looks forward to working with the new leadership in the Senate. Following the bruising campaigns, now is the time for policymakers and pundits to put the partisan rhetoric away and focus on doing the people’s work.
Below is a statement from NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken.
“Small-business owners have told us repeatedly that what they want more than any one specific policy is for lawmakers to end the partisan gridlock and work together. Our nation faces serious issues, and the only way tackle those issues is with pragmatism and leadership—not partisanship.
“NSBA is urging all lawmakers to reach across the aisle for meaningful solutions to these issues, not only in the 114th Session of Congress, but in the upcoming lame duck session as well. According to a forthcoming survey from NSBA, small-business owners overwhelmingly support lame duck action on the tax extenders. They also want Congress to approve spending bills through the appropriations process, or, more simply put: do their job.
“Small businesses have worked hard to come back from a very difficult economic situation over the past several years. It is imperative that Congress forego shenanigans like the government shut-down and get to work preventing another financial collapse spurred by a burgeoning debt, an overly complex and unworkable tax code and the insurmountable hurdle to entrepreneurship posed by unfair or unnecessary regulations.”
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, NSBA is a staunchly nonpartisan organization advocating on behalf of America’s entrepreneurs. NSBA’s 65,000 members represent every state and every industry in the U.S., and we are proud to be the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization. Please visit www.nsba.biz.