REALITY CHECK: NFIB California Unveils 2017 Legislative Voting Record

Date: January 31, 2018

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NFIB Voting Record separates reality from rhetoric for small business owners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Federation of Independent Business/California
Contact: Shawn Lewis (916) 342-9315; [email protected]
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REALITY CHECK: NFIB Unveils 2017 Legislative Voting Record
NFIB Voting Record separates reality from rhetoric for small business owners

SACRAMENTO, Calif., January 31, 2018 – Today, the National Federation of Independent Business/California, the voice of small business in California, unveiled its annual voting record for each Senator and Assemblymember in the State Capitol. Each year, NFIB/CA identifies and lobbies on bills which would have the most significant impact, either positive or negative, on small businesses. Based on their vote on these critical pieces of legislation, each member of the Legislature receives a percentage indicating how often he or she voted to support small business.

“Every legislator claims to be a friend of small business, but our voting record puts them to the test,” said John Kabateck, NFIB/CA State Director. “We are pleased to see 13 Senators and 25 Assemblymembers voting for small business at least 70 percent of the time, but these numbers still only represent a minority of each chamber’s membership. It is especially alarming to see some members of the legislature only earning 8 or 15 percent with NFIB, while having some of the highest unemployment rates in California in their districts. We urge those legislators with below average voting records to listen more closely to small business owners in their districts and commit to supporting these vital job creators with better votes in 2018.

“As for our 100% club and NFIB friends of small business, we applaud your efforts in the State Capitol to support small businesses. Together, we understand the only way to rebuild our economy and strengthen our communities starts with supporting small businesses and protecting them from additional taxes, mandates, and complex regulation,” added Kabateck.

NFIB assessed California legislators on 14 bills vital to the health of small business in California during the 2017 half of the 2017-18 legislative session. The NFIB Good, Bad, & Ugly bill list provides a sense of our top priorities throughout the year and can always be found at www.nfib.com/ca/gbu. 22 legislators had impressive 100% scores; however 62 legislators failed small business this year with scores as low as 8%. The complete NFIB Voting Record with the bill numbers, description, and votes can be found here, or by visiting http://www.nfib.com/california/voting-record/.

NFIB 100% Club

Senator

Joel

Anderson

100%

Senator

Patricia

Bates

100%

Senator

Jean

Fuller

100%

Senator

Ted

Gaines

100%

Senator

John

Moorlach

100%

Senator

Mike

Morrell

100%

Senator

Janet

Nguyen

100%

Senator

Jim

Nielsen

100%

Senator

Jeff

Stone

100%

Senator

Andy

Vidak

100%

Senator

Scott

Wilk

100%

Assemblymember

Travis

Allen

100%

Assemblymember

Frank

Bigelow

100%

Assemblymember

William

Brough

100%

Assemblymember

Phillip

Chen

100%

Assemblymember

Vince

Fong

100%

Assemblymember

Matthew

Harper

100%

Assemblymember

Kevin

Kiley

100%

Assemblymember

Melissa

Melendez

100%

Assemblymember

Jay

Obernolte

100%

Assemblymember

Jim

Patterson

100%

Assemblymember

Randy

Voepel

100%

NFIB Friends of Small Business

Assemblymember

James

Gallagher

92%

Assemblymember

Tom

Lackey

92%

Assemblymember

Steven

Choi

92%

Assemblymember

Dante

Acosta

91%

Assemblymember

Chad

Mayes

91%

Senator

Tom

Berryhill

90%

Assemblymember

Devon

Mathis

85%

Assemblymember

Marie

Waldron

85%

Senator

Anthony

Cannella

83%

Assemblymember

Heath

Flora

82%

Assemblymember

Brian

Dahle

77%

Assemblymember

Jordan

Cunningham

75%

Assemblymember

Marc

Steinorth

70%

Assemblymember

Brian

Maienschein

67%

Assemblymember

Rocky

Chavez

64%

Assemblymember

Adam

Gray

60%

Needs Improvement

Assemblymember

Catharine

Baker

54%

Assemblymember

Rudy

Salas

50%

Assemblymember

Jim

Frazier

36%

Senator

Steven

Glazer

33%

Assemblymember

Sabrina

Cervantes

33%

Assemblymember

Tim

Grayson

33%

Assemblymember

Sharon

Quirk-Silva

33%

Assemblymember

Joaquin

Arambula

31%

Assemblymember

Anna

Caballero

31%

Assemblymember

Ken

Cooley

31%

Assemblymember

Jacqui

Irwin

27%

Senator

Cathleen

Galgiani

23%

Senator

Tony

Mendoza

23%

Assemblymember

Marc

Levine

23%

Assemblymember

Monique

Limon

23%

Assemblymember

Mark

Stone

23%

Senator

Richard

Roth

20%

Assemblymember

Jim

Cooper

20%

Assemblymember

Tom

Daly

20%

Assemblymember

Al

Muratsuchi

20%

Assemblymember

Patrick

O’Donnell

20%

Senator

Bill

Dodd

18%

Senator

Josh

Newman

18%

Assemblymember

Susan Talamantes

Eggman

18%

Senator

Steven

Bradford

17%

Senator

Anthony

Portantino

17%

Senator

Bob

Wieckowski

17%

Assemblymember

Cecilia

Aguiar-Curry

17%

Assemblymember

Mike

Gipson

17%

Assemblymember

Bill

Quirk

17%

Assemblymember

Eloise

Gomez Reyes

17%

Assemblymember

Blanca

Rubio

17%

Senator

Toni

Atkins

15%

Senator

Jim

Beall

15%

Senator

Kevin

De Leon

15%

Senator

Robert

Hertzberg

15%

Senator

Jerry

Hill

15%

Senator

Ben

Hueso

15%

Senator

Ricardo

Lara

15%

Senator

Mike

McGuire

15%

Senator

Holly

Mitchell

15%

Senator

William

Monning

15%

Senator

Richard

Pan

15%

Senator

Nancy

Skinner

15%

Senator

Henry

Stern

15%

Senator

Scott

Wiener

15%

Assemblymember

Marc

Berman

15%

Assemblymember

Richard

Bloom

15%

Assemblymember

Raul

Bocanegra

15%

Assemblymember

Rob

Bonta

15%

Assemblymember

Autumn

Burke

15%

Assemblymember

Ian

Calderon

15%

Assemblymember

Ed

Chau

15%

Assemblymember

David

Chiu

15%

Assemblymember

Kansen

Chu

15%

Assemblymember

Matthew

Dababneh

15%

Assemblymember

Laura

Friedman

15%

Assemblymember

Eduardo

Garcia

15%

Assemblymember

Todd

Gloria

15%

Assemblymember

Lorena

Fletcher Gonzalez

15%

Assemblymember

Chris

Holden

15%

Assemblymember

Reginald

Jones-Sawyer

15%

Assemblymember

Ash

Kalra

15%

Assemblymember

Evan

Low

15%

Assemblymember

Kevin

McCarty

15%

Assemblymember

Jose

Medina

15%

Assemblymember

Kevin

Mullin

15%

Assemblymember

Adrin

Nazarian

15%

Assemblymember

Anthony

Rendon

15%

Assemblymember

Sebastian

Ridley-Thomas

15%

Assemblymember

Freddie

Rodriquez

15%

Assemblymember

Miguel

Santiago

15%

Assemblymember

Tony

Thurmond

15%

Assemblymember

Philip

Ting

15%

Assemblymember

Shirley

Weber

15%

Assemblymember

Jim

Wood

15%

Senator

Ben

Allen

8%

Senator

Ed

Hernandez

8%

Senator

Hannah-Beth

Jackson

8%

Senator

Connie

Leyva

8%

Assemblymember

Cristina

Garcia

8%

 

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For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB has 350,000 dues-paying members nationally, with over 22,000 in California. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. To learn more visit www.NFIB.com/california

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