United States Senator Rob Portman continued his ‘Results for the Middle-Class Tax Reform Tour’ meeting with small business owners across Ohio to hear directly about the positive impact tax reform has had on the local economy. His latest visit was to NFIB member since 2001, Helping Hands Healthcare in Cincinnati, Ohio. Owner Chris Ellis serves as the vice chair for the NFIB Leadership Council in Ohio.
Helping Hands Healthcare provides comprehensive home healthcare with a goal of maintaining the ability of their clients’ to continue to live safely in the comfort of their homes. They have grown over time to encompass a multitude of in-home services that keeps home care on the cutting edge of technology. As a result of the passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, Helping Hands Healthcare was able to use their tax reform savings to purchase the office building they had been leasing for 17 years.
Chris Ellis, owner of Helping Hands Healthcare, State Rep. George Lang, US Senator Rob Portman, State Rep. Scott Lipps, and NFIB National Board Chairman Steve Schramm.
“It’s always reassuring when an elected US Senator will take the time out of his busy schedule to have a sit down with a small group of his constituents to discuss what issues or problems they’re having government red tape, bureaucracy, or just plain bad legislation. His time spent with local small business leaders at the NFIB Round Table hosted by Helping Hands Healthcare was well received. We were able to discuss our pain and concerns openly and senator Portman received it well. His experience, knowledge, and depth of the subjects discussed were reassuring in that someone in high places actually gets small business,” said Chris Ellis.
“Senator Portman’s visit to Helping Hands was the weekly highlight for staff members many of whom had never met a politician let alone a US Senator,” he continued.
Chris concluded with, “It’s always refreshing to see and hear an elected official truly support small business, not just in words, but in their deeds by enacting or sponsoring practical and common sense legislation. Rob Portman has been a champion of small business for as long as I can remember him being in politics.”
A roundtable of 10 small business owners including Ohio State Representatives Scott Lipps, owner of Sleep Tite Mattress Factory in Franklin, and George Lang, owner of Second Call Defense in West Chester, shared their personal stories of the benefits of tax reform with Senator Portman following his tour of the facility.
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“I appreciated the opportunity to visit Helping Hands today and discuss how the new tax reform law is making a difference for local businesses in the Cincinnati area,” said Portman. “I’ve visited 19 businesses around Ohio that have announced new investments in their businesses and their workers, including higher wages, bonuses, new equipment, and increased investment in workers’ benefits. In addition, more than 600 businesses across the country have announced similar investments specifically because of this tax reform law. This is exactly what Congress intended to accomplish when we crafted this new law, and I expect these terrific results to continue. I appreciated the feedback I received today, and I will continue working to improve the economy and help working families and small businesses succeed and flourish.”
Senator Portman provided this video recap of the event: