Indianapolis (April 23, 2014) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today announced its support for the reelection of Congressman Todd Young in the 9th Congressional District.
“Indiana small business owners couldn’t ask for a more reliable ally in Washington and we are very proud to support Todd Young for reelection,” said NFIB/Indiana State Director Barbara Quandt.
NFIB is the country’s leading advocate for small business owners representing roughly 15,000 members in Indiana. The group endorses candidates based on their voting record on key issues identified by its members such as health care, taxes, labor and regulatory issues. NFIB tracks the votes of every member of Congress and Young earned a perfect 100 percent to date in the 113th Congress.
“On every one of the key NFIB issues this Congress, Todd Young stood by Indiana small businesses,” said Quandt. “He’s been an extremely important voice in Washington for small business owners and our members are very enthusiastic about his campaign for reelection.”
Quandt noted that Young, a small business owner and NFIB member, sponsored a bill in Congress this year that would have restored the 40-hour work week under Obamacare. The health care law redefined full-time work as 30 hours per week, a change that has roiled the labor market forcing many employers to reduce hours for workers to avoid massive new costs. The change has been so controversial that even big labor unions have lobbied to reverse the damage.
“Some of the biggest corporations and unions in America have warned that the 30-hour work week is destroying full-time jobs,” said Quandt. “It’s an even bigger issue for small businesses that often don’t get the same level of attention and our members in Indiana are extremely grateful to Congressman Young for picking up the flag and assembling a bipartisan majority in the House.”
Young’s endorsement was made by the NFIB SAFE-Trust, the organization’s political action committee. Surveys show that small business owners are influential in their communities and NFIB members in Indiana’s 9th Congressional District this year will work hard this year to send Todd Young back to Washington.
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