Ron was endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business on Friday. They then joined him at small businesses in the Wausau and Green Bay areas where Ron spoke about supporting small businesses by pushing for pro-growth tax reform and battling against regulations that are hurting Wisconsin jobs and families.
A federal lawmaker is speaking out about the impact federal environmental laws are having on Wisconsin businesses.
Sen. Ron Johnson visited a De Pere paper mill yesterday. He says one air pollution regulation is costing a mill about $5 million, while having a minimal effect on air quality.
Johnson says another proposed water quality regulation would have a big impact on farmers. He says they could face fines for runoff that goes into ditches.
Johnson believes those kinds of regulations need to be eased.
Senator Ron Johnson was also in the area in De Pere.
While speaking at Fox River Fiber, Johnson was endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business.
The NFIB said they endorsed Johnson because he stands up and protects the rights of small businesses in Wisconsin.
Johnson, who’s own business was once a member of the NFIB, said their endorsement means a lot to him.
Johnson also said it’s important to give small business owners the chance to grow and thrive.
“The NFIB, the National Federation of Independent Business, really do represent the backbone of the Wisconsin and American economy. People that are trying to build things, create good paying jobs, expand their businesses and let’s face it, business is hard,” said Johnson.
He criticized his election opponent, Democrat and former Sen. Russ Feingold for being a career politician, and said he would work to keep taxes in line for small independent businesses like Fox River Fiber.
“As a manufacturer, I appreciated the support of fellow entrepreneurs who have started a business and helped provide jobs for families in their local communities. We need to get Washington our of the way of small business owners, workers and families.”
The National Federation of Independent Business announced its endorsement of Johnson as well Friday.
“Not only does he talk the talk, but he walks the walk,” said Bill G. Smith, state director of the NFIB.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), which includes 325,000 members, said that they are backing Sen. Johnson in the Wisconsin Senate race over his opponent, former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold.
Juanita Duggan, CEO and president of NFIB, said that the group is appreciative of the work that Johnson has done in the Senate on behalf of small businesses.
“We’re grateful that Sen. Johnson is working in Washington to keep small businesses in Wisconsin healthy and growing,” Duggan said. “We’re especially proud to say that the senator is an NFIB member, someone who created jobs and prosperity. We need him to continue sharing his wisdom and unique perspective in the U.S. Senate.”
Johnson, a businessman, said that he appreciates the endorsement and added that Washington needs to get out of the way of small business owners.
“As a manufacturer–not a career politician–I appreciate the support of fellow entrepreneurs who have started a business and helped provide jobs for families in their local communities,” Johnson said of his endorsement. “We need to get Washington out of the way of small business owners, workers, and families who make our private sector economy work from the ground up.”
Before joining Congress six years ago, Johnson was the chief executive officer of PACUR, LLC, a plastic manufacturer located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.