Small Business Statement on Rep. Childers’ Decision

to Vote NO on Healthcare Bill

JACKSON, March 18, 2009-Ron Aldridge, Mississippi state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, made the following statement today in response to U.S. Rep. Travis Childers’ decision to vote NO on the healthcare bill now before the U.S. House:

“Rep. Childers has been an independent voice who understands that small businesses are vital to our economic recovery. His votes in this Congress have proven that he is a consistent supporter of Mississippi’s small businesses, and his decision and announcement today to vote NO on the devastating healthcare bill before the U.S. House is another example of that commitment.

“We know how much pressure he has been under on this particular issue, so we commend Rep. Childers for doing the right thing and standing with small business on healthcare.”

NFIB/Mississippi is the state’s leading small business association .

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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 send 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.

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