Brooks Earns Pro-Business Award

HARRISBURG  —National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in Pennsylvania, the state’s leading small-business association, announced that Sen. Michele Brooks is among the state lawmakers who has a strong pro-business, job growth voting record.

For her pro-business support, Brooks will be presented with NFIB’s “Guardian of Small Business” Award.

This award is the most prestigious honor that NFIB bestows on legislators in recognition of their efforts to support small businesses and the jobs they provide.

“These state Senators and House members have proven themselves a steadfast ally of small business,” said NFIB’s Legislative Director in Pennsylvania, Rebecca Oyler. “It’s easy to forget, but stopping bad legislation is just as important as passing good legislation.”

“These lawmakers know the importance of Pennsylvania’s small, family-owned businesses and understand the necessity of reducing the government’s role in their lives and the importance that business plays in creating jobs,” added Oyler.

This award is the third Brooks has earned in the past year.  She also earned the AARP “Capitol Caregiver Award” for her work in helping senior citizens, in addition to the “50 Over 50” Award from City and State PA as one of the most influential people in Pennsylvania.

This year, Brooks was the prime sponsor of legislation, signed into law as Act 72, to allow job-creators to take advantage of federal tax changes on depreciation, thus incentivizing job growth and expansion.

“I am humbled to have received these awards this past year, and I look forward to continuing to work with job-creators in making Pennsylvania the most competitive it can be in strengthening our economy.”    

 

Diane McNaughton (717) 787-1322 dmmcnaughton@pasen.gov