WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its endorsement of former Congressman Charlie Bass for Congress in New Hampshire, praising his record of supporting the state’s businesses and workers.
“We’re endorsing Charlie Bass because he has a record of standing up for the people of New Hampshire in these challenging economic times,” said Bill Miller, the U.S. Chamber’s senior vice president and political director. “He is an invaluable leader who has a common sense approach to job creation and getting America back on the road to recovery.”
A strong proponent of sensible health care reform, Bass believes individuals and businesses deserve more choice in their health care options. He is also pushing to spur business growth and job creation in the region by advocating for competitive tax rates for businesses, supporting an energy policy that creates jobs, and protecting workers’ rights to a secret ballot election in union organizing drives.
“On issues ranging from competition in the health care industry, to lowering taxes, to reducing energy costs, New Hampshire’s businesses and workers will have a tireless advocate in Charlie Bass,” Miller said.
The U.S. Chamber plans to play a major role nationwide in the 2010 elections, endorsing candidates who have demonstrated consistent support for America’s job creators and will work to advance a pro-growth agenda in Congress. In 2008, 213 of the 265 Chamber-endorsed candidates (81%) were elected.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
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