PoliticalNews.me - May 16,2014 - Ayotte: Small Business Week Highlights Need for Action on Jobs
Calls for action on commonsense bills to help small business owners
WASHINGTON, DC - With the nation observing Small Business Week, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) called on Congress to act on several commonsense bills she's backing that would unleash small business job creators in New Hampshire and across the nation.
As millions of Americans continue to struggle to find work, Ayotte - who comes from a small business family - highlighted the need for legislative solutions that cut red tape and burdensome federal mandates that are making it harder to get people back to work. She also renewed her opposition to misguided legislation that would require Internet businesses to collect sales taxes for nearly 10,000 jurisdictions across the country.
"Small business week highlights the need to make it easier for the private sector to create jobs, and I'm backing several commonsense bills that would help unleash small business job creators. We need to break through the gridlock to pass these bills so that we can get Americans back to work," said Senator Ayotte, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee. "Additionally, we can boost small businesses by reforming our complex tax code and repealing burdensome mandates under Obamacare, which has made many small business owners afraid to grow and add new workers."
A SAMPLING OF AYOTTE INITITATIVES TO BOOST SMALL BUSINESS JOB CREATORS:
Ayotte State Infrastructure Bank Bill - Legislation (S. 1553) that will bolster efforts in New Hampshire to establish a state infrastructure bank that leverages state and federal transportation dollars to attract private investments to help fund local transportation initiatives.
Partnership to Build America Act - Bipartisan bill (S. 1957) Senator Ayotte helped introduce that would establish an innovative public-private initiative to help state and local governments access the capital they need to bolster transportation infrastructure - without using taxpayer dollars.
Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act - Legislation (S.1468) Senator Ayotte has co-sponsored that is designed to bring together industry, universities and community colleges, federal agencies and all levels of government to accelerate manufacturing innovation in technologies with commercial applications.
Stop Online Sales Tax Requirements - Senator Ayotte continues to lead efforts against the mis-named "Marketplace Fairness Act" - which would turn online business owners into tax collectors for nearly 10,000 jurisdictions across the country.
Repeal Medical Device Tax Under Obamacare - Medical device manufacturers across the state have told Senator Ayotte that this tax will make it harder for them to invest and grow, and could result in job losses. In a strong bipartisan vote during last year's budget resolution, the Senate voted 79 to 20 on a non-binding measure to repeal the tax. Senator Ayotte believes a binding repeal of the tax should be taken up and passed immediately. Senator Ayotte is an original cosponsor of the Medical Device Access and Innovation Protection Act (S. 232), bipartisan legislation that would repeal the harmful medical device tax.