Rep. Fitzgerald provided virtual updates on the latest congressional actions
For the second year in a row, NFIB members from across Wisconsin attended NFIB’s annual virtual fly-in. Normally, members attend in person in Washington D.C., where they meet with their members of congress. However, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, again this year, members met with their legislators virtually. As part of the national event, members from Wisconsin met with Rep. Scott Fitzgerald.
“Members of Congress don’t understand the unemployment insurance program. Most have never run a small business before. I have and I understand what you are going through. Members of Congress should understand how their state works and many don’t. Most of my colleagues in the House think that money that comes from the federal government and there are no strings attached. That’s simply not true. Eight months from now that money will run out and where does that leave us?” said Rep. Scott Fitzgerald.
NFIB member Sheila Cundiff, who started Northern Land Storage, 19 years ago, shared her story with Rep. Fitzgerald. Cundiff has since expanded her locations from one to eight. For the first seven years, she never made a profit. Finally, two years ago, she was finally able to make enough profit to hire on her son full time.
Cundiff shared with Rep. Fitzgerald that even though she only has one employee, she employs many more Wisconsinites through the construction of new storage facilities.
Cundiff urged Rep. Fitzgerald to push back against the latest infrastructure proposal by the Biden administration, which would drastically increase taxes for many small business owners. Fitzgerald promised to push back against the plan.
“We thank Rep. Fitzgerald for interacting with our small business owners here in Wisconsin,” said Bill G. Smith, NFIB State Director in Wisconsin. “It is so important for our small business owners to engage with their legislators and make sure they know what’s happening on the ground level here in Wisconsin. We have every faith that Rep. Fitzgerald will fight back against big government and bad policies that will hurt already struggling small business owners here in Wisconsin. We know that we have someone in Washington D.C. that will be a true voice for small business owners.”