Virginia's Congressman from the 5th District, Representative Robert Hurt, has received the formal endorsement by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).
Congressman Hurt is known for his outreach and advocacy for small business throughout the 5th district. Hurt returns from Capitol Hill seeking the impact of citizens and business owners alike. He has and continues to conduct business tours from Danville to Warrenton.
One of the key impacts to businesses recognized by Robert Hurt will be the health care act engineered by Barack Obama and the left. Hurt understands how the financial impact of the act is putting undue pressure on business owners during the down economy. The impending higher premium expense by health insurance and government regulations are causing owners to delay additional hiring, purchasing new equipment and expanding their business.
The NFIB endorsement further advances Robert Hurt's support for business. NFIB President Lisa Goeas stated the endorsement was based on Congressman Hurt's positions on health care, regulation, taxes, and labor. Goeas continued saying Hurt, "...is committed to doing big things for small business."
The NFIB is the nation's largest federation of small businesses. 1,386 business owners are NFIB members in the 5th Congressional District of Virginia.