Small Business Endorses Congressman Lou Barletta for the U.S. Senate

Date: August 14, 2018

NFIB cites Congressman’s dedicated support of pro-small business issues

Washington, D.C. (August 14, 2018)NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, is endorsing Congressman Lou Barletta for the U.S. Senate. NFIB announced the endorsement today at Camco, a member business in Ebensberg, Pennsylvania. NFIB cited Congressman Barletta’s standing on pro-small business issues in its endorsement, including his support of tax reform, during his time in the United States House of Representatives.

“Congressman Barletta has been a true champion for Pennsylvania small businesses in the U.S. House,” said NFIB’s Pennsylvania Legislative Director Rebecca Oyler. “He understands firsthand the challenges small businesses face every day. He has been a staunch supporter of efforts to lift burdensome regulations and secure tax reform for small business. We are confident that he will continue to be an advocate for small businesses in Pennsylvania and across the country in the U.S. Senate. We are proud to endorse Congressman Barletta for election to the U.S. Senate on behalf of our members in Pennsylvania.”

Congressman Barletta qualified for an NFIB endorsement by achieving a strong rating on key votes scored in the current Congress. The list of scored votes is available here.

“It is an honor to receive the support of Pennsylvania’s job creators,” said Congressman Barletta in Ebensburg. “My wife and I created jobs by starting a business with just $29.95 and a dream, but that dream is getting tougher and tougher to attain because of Washington getting in the way. For too long, Washington politicians have cared more about getting re-elected than they do standing up for the forgotten Pennsylvania workers. Finally, we are seeing growth pick up and opportunity return. I know how important it is to support policies that allow businesses to grow and hire workers, and to give our workers the training they need for the jobs that are available. But, Bob Casey has stood in the way of economic growth by opposing working-class tax cuts and obstructing President Trump’s growth agenda. Despite Bob Casey’s opposition, our policies are putting people back to work, raising wages, and fighting back against unfair trade practices from countries like China. We cannot turn back now, and I look forward to working with NFIB in the weeks to come to ensure that we always put Pennsylvania workers first.”

 “Congressman Barletta has a deep understanding of small business issues because he has lived them,” said NFIB National Political Director Sharon Sussin. “He has been a Guardian of Small Business in each of his terms in Congress and has supported key legislation that affects small businesses, including tax reform and deregulation. Congressman Barletta is a strong advocate for Pennsylvania small businesses and we are proud to endorse him for the U.S. Senate.”

NFIB is the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization. Congressman Barletta’s endorsement today comes from the NFIB FedPAC, the organization’s political action committee. Small business owners vote in high percentages and they are influential in their communities. NFIB members in Pennsylvania will work hard to elect Congressman Barletta to the U.S. Senate.

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