CHEYENNE, Wyo., August 20, 2014—U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis received her first, big post-Primary Election endorsement today, when the voice of American small business today called for her re-election and praised her selflessness and dedication.
“We support the candidates who support small business, and Congresswoman Lummis has a stellar 100 percent voting record for Main Street enterprises this session of Congress,” said Tony Gagliardi, Wyoming state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s leading small-business association. “And her financial expertise is a real asset in making sure her colleagues know that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses. They have different difficulties in remaining solvent. Her stellar work as state treasurer is still fondly remembered for helping right Wyoming’s financial ship.”
Gagliardi cited a passage in the Almanac of American Politics as an example of Congresswoman Lummis’ dedication to the state, when she “… took the unusual step of leaving the [House Appropriations Committee] … to rejoin the Natural Resources Committee, explaining that it was a better fit for her state.” “She’s right in the center of the action on the issues that matter most to Wyoming,” Gagliardi said, “and the state is well served for her commitment.”
NFIB has more than 350,000 members nationwide, including more than 2,000 in Wyoming. Brief, single-pages of bulleted information on the power of the small-business vote, what a small business is and the distinctions it has from a big business can be found here.
For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America's economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges and priorities.
National Federation of Independent Business/Wyoming
Cheyenne, WY 82001