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NFIB/South Carolina: Tim Scott Will be Good for Small Business

Dec 18, 2012

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COLUMBIA, SC - December 18, 2012 - Ben Homeyer, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, issued the following statement in response to Gov. Nikki Haley selecting U.S. Rep. Tim Scott to succeed Sen. Jim DeMint: 

"South Carolina could not have a better person take over the reins from Senator DeMint when it comes to protecting small business in the Senate. Tim Scott has consistently shown that he understands the issues affecting small business and is willing to do whatever is needed to address those issues.  

"Tim Scott had a 100 percent NFIB voting record in the 112th Congress. As a member of the House, he sponsored the Protecting Jobs from Government Interference Act (H.R. 2587), which says agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board are prevented from interfering with a private businesses right to expand or transfer workers or facilities to a right-to-work state. (The bill passed by a vote of 238-186.) He also stood with small business on issues ranging from health-care reform to tax relief to regulatory reform. 

"I applaud Governor Haley in her appointment and look forward to working with Senator Scott in his new position." NFIB/South Carolina is that state's largest small-business association, with more than 4,000 dues-paying members representing a broad cross section of the state's economy. 

NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends its views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.