(AUSTIN, TX) Jan. 13, 2016 — National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)/Texas, the state’s leading small business association, announced today the list of Texas legislators who earned 100 percent in voting for or against legislation that would have had an impact on small business.
Lawmaker’s votes on laws with significance to independent business are not just happenstance. Before each session, all 24,000 small business owning members of NFIB/Texas are balloted on issues affecting their business, their employees, and ultimately the state’s economy. The ballot results help formulate the NFIB/Texas legislative agenda, which is circulated and discussed with each member of the House and Senate.
“These distinguished lawmakers understand and value the true backbone of Texas’ economy, small business owners, and the impact public policy changes will have on these owners’ abilities to own, operate, and grow their businesses,” said NFIB Executive Director Will Newton. “Lawmakers who vote with small business during session are fulfilling their campaign promises to keep the Texas economy robust, as small businesses account for 96 percent of all businesses in the state.”
19 members of the Texas Senate and 67 members of the Texas House voted 100 percent in line with small business this last session. While not all legislators made a perfect score, a majority scored an 80 percent or higher. Click here for a complete list.
NFIB encourages legislators to tout their pro-small business record by utilizing #TXsmallbiz100 on social media.
NFIB has 24,000 dues-paying members in Texas representing a cross-section of the state’s economy.