U.S. Congressman Mike Pence issued the following statement paying tribute to Indiana's small businesses during Small Business Week:
"Small businesses play an absolutely vital role in economic growth and development in Indiana and across the country. Unfortunately, job creators in Indiana are saddled with too many regulations from Washington, D.C. that hinder their ability to create jobs and grow their businesses.
"As we celebrate the contributions small businesses make to our state this week, let us resolve to do everything we can to get Hoosiers back to work by cutting the red tape and giving our small business job creators the freedom they need to be successful. It's time to rein in big government and release the inherent power of our economy."