NFIB Trust Endorses Griffin
August 7, 2012
Nation's leading small and independent business group backs Griffin -- again
LITTLE ROCK -- Second District Congressman Tim Griffin today issued the following statement after receiving the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business' (NFIB) political action committee, the SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust:
"I am honored to again receive the endorsement of small business owners and NFIB members, and look forward to continuing my fight to change Washington at its core in order to help hardworking Arkansans create sustainable private sector jobs and be leaders in our nation's economic recovery.
"I was proud to see my bill to ease the regulatory burden on job creators pass the House just a few days ago, and I call upon the Senate to pass it when they return to Washington. I have heard repeated stories of how excessive and overly burdensome regulations have prevented employers from investing in their business, hiring more employees and growing the economy. The private sector, and especially small business, is the key to a prosperous future, and I will continue to fight for them in Congress."
On July 26, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4078, the Red Tape Reduction and Job Creation Act, authored by Griffin. The legislation saves employers nearly $22.1 billion in costs to comply with federal regulations.
The National Federation of Independent Business is the leading small business association representing small and independent businesses. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, NFIB represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals. The SAFE Trust is dedicated to supporting candidates who promote small business interests in Congress.
About Congressman Tim Griffin
Congressman Tim Griffin was elected the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District on November 2, 2010. For the 112th Congress, he is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary while also serving as an Assistant Whip for the majority.
Griffin is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 16 years, was deployed to Iraq and holds the rank of Major. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.
For more information about the campaign, please visit www.TimGriffinforCongress.com. Griffin supporters can also follow the campaign on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/GriffinCongress and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TimGriffinforCongress.
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