Senate Republican Leader Praises Caucus Support of Small Businesses

Small and independent business organization gave all 14 Republican members a 2015 perfect score
Monday, February 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) announced today that all 14 members of the Senate Republican caucus received a perfect score from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) on their recently-released “Legislative Scorecard” for 2015.

The NFIB represents 325,000 small and independent business owners whose mission is to help small businesses and their employees grow and expand. According to their statistics, 60 percent of their small businesses have five or fewer employees.

“Small business is the backbone of our economy,” Senator Fuller said. “A strong and thriving small business sector not only provides opportunity for new growth and expansion but also provides good jobs to California families. The fact that all 14 members of the Senate Republican Caucus received a perfect score demonstrates our unified vision to lead our economy forward. I look forward to working with this important organization this coming year to continue to create an environment where businesses of all sizes can grow and expand.”

Tom Scott, California Executive Director of the NFIB, said that small businesses employ the vast majority of all private sector employees in California, generate more new jobs than big businesses every year, and provide most young people their first opportunity to enter the workforce.

“Every legislator claims to be a friend of small business, but our voting record puts them to the test,” Scott said. 

Read NFIB scorecard here.