NFIB State Director Randi Thompson released the following statement today in response to U.S. Reps. Dina Titus (1st District), Susie Lee (3rd District) and Steven Horsford (4th District) voting in favor of the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Resolution (Senate Congressional Resolution 14), establishing a process to consider the budget reconciliation legislation:
“The Nevada small business recovery remains extremely fragile. Congress just set a timeline to consider legislation that will further threaten that fragile recovery.
“Congressman Mark Amodei supported Nevadans by voting against the resolution, which is a precursor to the reported $3.5 trillion domestic spending package, but Representatives Lee, Titus, and Horsford supported it, even though it would lead to higher taxes on Nevadans and make it even harder for small businesses to recover from the COVID-19 slowdown.”
NFIB had advised members of Congress that it would “Key Vote” against the legislation, meaning the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization let representatives know small business owners are deeply concerned about federal spending and that it would report each and every vote to its members, their constituents.
Thompson said, “I urge Senators Catherine Cortez-Masto and Jacky Rosen and Representatives Titus, Amodei, Lee, and Horsford to vote against this spending bill next month. At a time when small business is still struggling to recover from the governor’s economic shutdown, the last thing Congress should do is increasing taxes, especially on Nevada’s job creators, its small businesses.”