On a regular basis, the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s leading small business association, tracks the voting records of each member of the state Assembly and Senate. The Voting Record provides a critically important evaluation of a legislator’s attitude toward small business.
“The NFIB/CA Voting Record is a great example of whether our Legislators really walk the walk and talk the talk,” said NFIB/California executive director John Kabateck. “To those legislators who proved their support for the more than three million small businesses in California, we offer you our sincere gratitude. For those legislators whose support could use improvement, or for those who are serving in the Capitol for the first time, we offer an open door and an invitation to meet with myself, our staff, and your NFIB small business constituents to assist you in better understanding the critical issues that affect California’s job creators.”
“The current state of the Legislature makes this voting record even more significant”, he continued. “We appreciate those who have proposed and supported legislation to make it easier for the state’s number one job creators to do what they do best. Now is the time for all those serving in the Capitol to ‘do no harm’ and think twice about proposing new or increased taxes, regulations or other legislation that will ultimately harm small business and jobs.”
The NFIB/California Voting Record is developed by selecting key bills that have been voted on by the Legislature based on NFIB member policy priorities, and on which every member of the Legislature had an opportunity to cast a vote. The votes on those bills are then recorded and a percentage is determined for each member of the Assembly and Senate. In 2013, twenty-six members of the Assembly and fourteen members of the Senate had voting records of seventy percent or better.
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copy of the NFIB/California Voting Record can be viewed by clicking here.