NFIB’s Illinois office hosted a series of calls this week with members of Congress as part of NFIB’s first Virtual Fly-In.
Ordinarily, NFIB members gather in Washington, D.C., each summer to learn more about the issues affecting America’s small businesses and to visit lawmakers and their staffs on Capitol Hill, but because of concerns over the novel coronavirus, this year’s event was held online.
Members of Congress taking part in this week’s calls included U.S. Reps. Mike Bost and Rodney Davis.
“Our members learned a lot about what’s happening on Capitol Hill and talked with their members of Congress about critical issues including tax relief and COVID-19 liability protection,” NFIB State Director Mark Grant said.
Representative Bost said, “Our small businesses are the backbone of our local economy, and many have been devastated by the COVID-19 shutdown. I appreciated the chance to speak with several of our Southern Illinois NFIB members to hear how they have been impacted and share with them the work I am doing in Congress to ensure they have the resources they need to get back on their feet.”