Metairie, La— Congressman Steve Scalise, Sen. Conrad Appel and Rep. Tony Ligi were honored at a Jefferson Chamber sponsored breakfast this morning for their support of small business in the recent legislative sessions.
Renee Amar, Louisiana State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) presented the Guardian of Small Business Award to the three legislators.
During the program, Scalise addressed the current political and economic situation in Washington highlighting critical issues such as “the fiscal cliff,” federal spending and “Obama Care.” Scalise says that according to current law, “If Congress doesn’t pass a budget, the government will not (completely) shut down. The President will decide what gets funded and what doesn’t.” The U.S. Congressman went on to say that if Mitt Romney wins the election, his plan will be to immediately start working “across the aisle” to implement extensive budget reform to avoid this “fiscal cliff.”
Many local businessmen in attendance found the breakfast an avenue of resourceful information. “I learned a lot of new things about what is happening before the election concerning public and small businesses,” said Ivan Radovic of Novaces. According to Jonathan Sayles, J.D. Sayles Wealth Management, “The breakfasts are always worth attending because it is a great way to stay updated on what is affecting business locally and nationally.”
The Jefferson Chamber hosts a variety of business development programs each month. For a full list of events, visit www.jeffersonchamber.org.
The NFIB is the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses. NFIB looks at how U.S. senators and representatives voted on small business issues during the 112th Congress. Lawmakers who vote with small business 70% or more of the time earn NFIB’s Guardian of Small Business Award, demonstrating their commitment to protecting free enterprise.
To see who voted for or against small business issues, read NFIB’s Report Here.
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