U.S. Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) today encouraged his Senate colleagues to approve a set of measures designed to spur growth among small businesses. Senator LeMieux, along with Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) introduced measures designed to cut taxes for small businesses, free up capital for community banks so they can lend to small business owners, and increase export promotion tools.
"When small businesses can keep more of their hard-earned money, they get to keep more employees, and hire new ones," LeMieux said. "This bill will put money into local community banks and they will then lend that money to local small businesses. It will be good for local economies and will create jobs for Floridians and others across our nation."
Senator LeMieux also highlighted the legislation will not increase the deficit or the national debt.
BACKGROUND: A number of Florida business owners and organizations support Senator LeMieux's efforts including the Associated Industries of Florida, the Small Business Council of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Realtors Association, the Florida Bankers Association, Enterprise Florida, and the Florida Auto Dealers Association.