NFIB Endorses Senator John Cornyn
Lawmaker has voted with small business on key issues 100 percent of the time
AUSTIN – Feb. 18, 2014—The National Federation of Independent Business, Texas’ and the nation’s leading
small-business association, today endorsed John Cornyn for a sixth term in the
U.S. Senate. NFIB announced its support for Sen. Cornyn at a campaign event at Hotshot
Delivery, an NFIB member business based in Houston.
“Our members support the candidates
who support small business, and Senator Cornyn’s record speaks for itself,”
said Lisa Goeas, NFIB vice president for Political and Grassroots. “Over the
past 12 years, John Cornyn has voted with small business on key issues 100
percent of the time.”
Goeas said Cornyn understands burdening
small businesses with unnecessary regulations and excessive taxes makes it even
harder for them to grow and create jobs. “Senator Cornyn is committed to
bringing the same commonsense approach to reform in Washington," she added.
Senator Cornyn has achieved a
100 percent NFIB voting record in the 112th Congress. As a member of
the Senate Finance Committee, he is familiar with the tax problems that small
businesses face. In the 111th Congress, Sen. Cornyn was the lead sponsor on an
amendment (S.Amdt 806-111) to the Fiscal 2010 Budget Resolution (S.Con.Res.
13-111) to protect small businesses from higher income tax rates. He also met
with NFIB President Dan Danner late last year to discuss the importance of
fundamental tax reform. He understands the vast majority of all small
businesses are structured as pass through businesses – meaning they pay their
taxes at the individual level, so that corporate-only reform would likely be
paid for with higher individual rates, disproportionately affecting small
“Senator Cornyn’s voting record
on small-business issues is perfect, literally,” said Will Newton, executive
director of NFIB/Texas. “He clearly understands the challenges facing Texas’
entrepreneurs and small-business owners. His past work proves he is a champion
of and advocate for small business, and his work in this Congress on a proposed
balanced budget amendment shows he will continue to fight for the issues that
matter to our members.”
NFIB has over 24,000 members in
Texas, representing a cross section of the state's economy. Cornyn’s endorsement
comes from NFIB’s Save America’s Free Enterprise Trust (SAFE), the
association’s political action committee, and is based on positions regarding
key small-business issues including health care, taxes, and labor and
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 for Cornyn in the March
primary and again in November.
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small and independent business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends their views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.
Eric Donaldson (fourth from right) hosted our endorsement event for Sen. Cornyn at his Houston-based business, Hotshot Delivery. In attendance were other NFIB/Texas members and executive director Will Newton (third from right).