SACRAMENTO (January 17, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today that the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)/California has granted him a perfect score of 100% as a result of his voting record in support of jobs and small business during the 2011 legislative year.
"I am honored to be recognized by the NFIB for my voting record in support of small businesses in California," said Nielsen. "California small businesses are the backbone of our economy, the primary engine for job-creation and represent the solution to reigniting California's struggling economy."
As a non-partisan organization, NFIB tracks the votes of each member of the State Assembly and Senate on legislation that would have a significant impact on California small businesses and compiles the Voting Record to provide a critical evaluation of legislators' attitudes toward small businesses. This scorecard helps the more than 20,000 NFIB members make informed decisions about public policy makers.
"We must defend the American dream of economic freedom and entrepreneurism now and into the future," said Nielsen. "I look forward to continuing my efforts to help small businesses by cutting regulations and mandates, and reducing California's business taxes that are among the highest in the nation. By removing these impediments to those who wish to start or expand a small business is fundamental to building a more prosperous society for all Californians. "