“It Scares Me”: Three Small Business Owners Explain What They Need From Congress
NFIB members are speaking directly to the nation’s leaders. During NFIB’s 2020 Virtual Fly-In in August, small business owners explained how they’re dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic – and what they need from Congress to come through this crisis.
Brad Close, NFIB President and CEO, issued a call to action to NFIB members: “Congress will soon be debating issues that directly impact your business.” He said: “You are needed now more than ever.”
NFIB has laid out a five-point plan that should guide Congress’ next recovery bill. NFIB has also given Congress a path to prevent surprise tax hikes on small businesses and stop an anti-small business mandate from passing with defense spending.
During a virtual meeting with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, he praised NFIB’s efforts to connect small businesses with lawmakers: “Hearing directly from your members in important… the squeaky wheel gets the oil, and in this case, the squeaky wheel gets the PPP.”
Among the many members who shared their stories during the 2020 Virtual Fly-In were, Jeanne Bell of Massachusetts, Steven Sudduth of Maine, and John Bailey of Pennsylvania. These three owners urged action on NFIB’s biggest policy priorities.
What’s Your Story?
Every NFIB member has a story that Congress needs to hear. Please contact us or share your experience in this brief survey. As lawmakers begin debating another pandemic recovery bill, your voice can help ensure it contains the support that you and small businesses across America need.
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