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NFIB Endorses Jeff Sessions for U.S. Senate

Date: May 22, 2014

The National Federation of Independent Business, Alabama's and the nation’s leading small-business association, today endorsed Jeff Sessions for a fourth term in the U.S. Senate.

“Our members support the members of Congress who support small business, and Senator Sessions' record speaks for itself,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB vice president for Political and Grassroots. "He understands that we can't afford to burden Alabama's and America's job creators with unnecessary regulations and excessive taxes that make it even harder for them to grow and create jobs."

Senator Sessions achieved a 100-percent NFIB voting record in the 112th Congress, supporting key bills to reform the nation’s regulatory processes so small businesses can be more competitive (S. Amdt. 390); overturn the National Labor Relations Board’s so-called “streamlined elections” rule which would impact business owners’ rights to seek review of pre-election rulings (S.J. Res. 36); and provide tax relief to small-business owners (S. Amdt. 2573).

He also supported a proposed constitutional amendment that would have required Congress to balance the federal budget every year (S.J. Res. 10) as well as the repeal of the job-killing Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (S. Amdt. 9).

“Jeff Sessions has proven himself time and again as a friend of small business, someone who'll not only listen to what our members have to say but will do everything he can to support and protect them,” said Rosemary Elebash, state director of NFIB/Alabama. “He clearly understands the challenges facing Alabama's entrepreneurs, small-business owners and their families. Since he was first elected, he has worked to help them and our state, and our members know they can continue to count on his support.”

NFIB has over 7,000 members in Alabama representing a cross section of the state’s economy. Sessions' endorsement comes from NFIB’s SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the association’s political action committee, and is based on the candidate’s positions regarding key small-business issues including health care, taxes, and labor and regulatory issues. 

Small-business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB will encourage its members to help turn out the small-business vote in November.

PHOTO: Carol M. Highsmith/Library of Congress

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