NFIB issues biennial report card revealing the true friends of Main Street enterprises
PHOENIX, June 21, 2022—The Arizona arm of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) today released its report card on legislators’ voting records so that all may see who the true friends of small business are in deeds, not just in words.
“The Legislature is still in session, but the votes on key issues vital for small-business survival have been cast and we need not wait until the very end to publicize them,” said Chad Heinrich, Arizona state director for NFIB, the nation’s leading small-business association. “I think it impressive that nearly half of the Legislature had 100% pro-small-business voting records. That makes our claim to be a pro-small-business state a matter of fact, not political rhetoric.”
Lawmakers were graded on their votes on eight issues taken during the 2021 and 2022 sessions. Sixteen senators and 28 representatives scored 100%. The next highest in the Senate was 63%, and of the remainder in that chamber, no one had higher than 25%. In the House, 28 representatives racked up 100% records with the remainder scoring no higher than 38%.
A brief description of all eight legislative bills, and how every legislator voted on them, can be read here.
Every elected official and candidate for office claims to be a friend of small business, but NFIB’s voting records on Congress and state legislatures are the national standards for measuring the veracity of their claims.
Keep up with the latest on Arizona small business news at www.nfib.com/arizona or by following NFIB on Twitter @NFIB_AZ
For nearly 80 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since its founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit nfib.com.