Washington, D.C. (June 16, 2016) – The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading representative of small business owners, is endorsing Rep. Jim Bridenstine (OK-01) for re-election. Bridenstine has a strong record of supporting legislation that would help small businesses and should be returned to the U.S. House of Representatives.
“Congressman Jim Bridenstine has been a strong voice for small business and deserves to be re-elected,” said NFIB National Political Director Sharon Sussin. “In the current Congress, he has stood with small business owners on every critical vote scored by the NFIB. We need him back in the U.S. House next year continuing to fight against high taxes and oppressive regulations.”
“NFIB does tremendous work on behalf of small businesses at the state and national level,” said Bridenstine. “I am proud to have earned their endorsement and look forward to continuing our work in keeping an overreaching federal government from hindering small business growth and success.”
Bridenstine qualified for an endorsement from the NFIB by achieving a high rating on votes scored in the current Congress. The Congressman earned 100 percent on the 13 votes NFIB has monitored so far. The list of the votes is available here.
Bridenstine’s endorsement today comes from the NFIB SAFE Trust, the organization’s political action committee. Small business owners vote in high percentages and they are influential in their communities.
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 their 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 is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom.