One of my top priorities in Congress is improving our nation’s economy and getting Georgians back to work. As a small business owner for more than thirty years, I learned how to balance a budget and create jobs. I also saw firsthand the devastating impacts of government overregulation which drives my commitment to ensuring that the federal government creates policies to empower business instead of increasing burdens on America’s job creators.
In America, 99.7 percent of all employers are small businesses and they employ more than half of America's workforce. However, these hardworking job creators are under attack. Since 2008, more small businesses have closed than opened. This is the first time business deaths have exceeded business openings since data has been recorded on the issue.
In Georgia alone, 1.5 million workers are employed by small businesses and the burdensome and costly regulatory framework needs to be simplified to get the government out of their way. I am working diligently on legislation to address these issues to change the trajectory for America's job creators to build them up instead of bringing them down.