Small Businesses Laud Sen. Nielsen for Voting Record

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Following a rigorous review of legislators’ voting record, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) praised State Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) for his support of small businesses.

Of the key pieces of legislation monitored by NFIB, Nielsen received a perfect score.

“Small businesses are the economic engine of our state,” said Sen. Jim Nielsen. “Together, they account for nearly half of the private sector jobs. And 64% of the new private sector jobs are generated by these independent businesses.”

NFIB/California executive director John Kabateck thanked Nielsen for his support.

“On behalf of the more than three million small businesses in California, we offer our sincere gratitude to Sen. Nielsen for his support of policies that reduce burdensome regulations and taxes, curtail frivolous lawsuits and create certainty for California’s small business job creators.”

The NFIB/California Voting Record is developed by selecting 13 key bills proposed by the Legislature that affect small businesses based on NFIB member policy priorities, and on which every member of the Legislature had an opportunity to cast a vote. The votes on those bills are then recorded and a percentage is determined.

“Lawmakers must do everything we can to enable courageous entrepreneurs to create jobs and hire more Californians,” Nielsen concluded.