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CEI Today: Gruber to testify, regs on small business, illegal volunteering, and more 

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
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Small Business Regulations: Obama Red Tape Exceeds Bush Level


President Obama has issued nearly half again as many “major,” $100-million regulations during his six years as President as George Bush did in his final six. (Obama had 407 over the period, Bush had 277).  

However, when it comes to regulations impacting small business, Obama also comes out as the bigger regulator.  > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews


Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber is set to testify today before Darrell Issa’s government oversight committee. He may get some uncomfortable grilling about numerous comments caught on video that undermine the government's claims about Obamacare subsidies and IRS implementation.

> USA Today: Pessimist's persistence could pay off against Obamacare

> Interview Sam Kazman



Fox Business: What new EPA water regulations mean for business

Competitive Enterprise Institute Fellow Carrie Sheffield on new EPA water regulations and Uber getting a $41B valuation. > View the Fox Business interview


> Interview Carrie Sheffield


11 Groups Urge Senators to Allow More Time to Consider NLRB Nominee McFerran

The Competitive Enterprise Institute and 10 allied organizations signed a coalition letter urging the Senate to delay the nomination of Lauren McFerran to the National Labor Relations Board. > Read more 


> Related: Senate ensures NLRB keeps Democratic majority


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When: Thursday, January 8, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Networking Reception to follow. 
Location: Southern New Hampshire University, Robert Frost Hall, 2500 North River Rd. Manchester, NH 
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NHDP - Brown Voted to Cut Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Support for Women Owned Businesses 

Manchester, NH—With the election a week away, the choice between Scott Brown and Jeanne Shaheen couldn’t be clearer when it comes to support for women-owned businesses. As Jeanne Shaheen is today highlighting her commitment to supporting New Hampshire jobs and women-owned small businesses, Scott Brown’s record further proves that he’s wrong for New Hampshire.  When in the Massachusetts State Senate in 2006, Brown voted in support of then-Governor Romney’s deep cut to the Affirmative Market Program, which promoted equality by ensuring that women-owned businesses had a fair shot to participate in state contracts.
“The difference between Jeanne Shaheen and Scott Brown is stark: Shaheen is the kind of leader who stands up for women-owned businesses and fights for opportunities for them to succeed, but Scott Brown champions cuts to programs that offer these businesses important support,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Julie McClain. “Scott Brown’s loyalty is with the big corporate special interests groups that fund his campaigns and line his pockets, not small businesses here in New Hampshire. His record and his economic agenda is just further proof that he’s not for New Hampshire.” 


Brown Voted to Cut $224,588 From Program Supporting Women-Owned Businesses. In 2006, Brown voted to uphold “Gov. Romney’s $224,588 veto reduction (from $299,588 to $75,000) in funding for the Affirmative Market Program (AMP). Supporters of the $224,588 said that AMP promotes equality by ensuring that minority and women-owned businesses participate in and receive state contracts in many areas including construction and the delivery of goods and services.” [Sun Chronicle, 8/7/06]



MANCHESTER Today, the Brown campaign released a new TV ad titled: “Zero” highlighting Jeanne Shaheen’s zero percent rating from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) this Congress.  The NFIB is one of the nation’s leading voices for small business, and has given Brown a lifetime 94% rating for his pro-growth policies and positions.
Brown was endorsed by the NFIB at North Country Tractor in Pembroke as part of the “Better Jobs For All” tour, citing his positions to repeal Obamacare and ​lower energy prices.  Recently, the Portsmouth Herald reported that rising energy ​costs will pose a "dire situation" this winter​​​ in New Hampshire.  Senator Shaheen voted to pave the way for a national energy tax set to increase electricity prices up to 18%.
Echoing the NFIB’s support, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorsed Brown and
said the matchup between Brown and Shaheen, “represents one of the clearest choices between failed economic policies and a new vision for our country that will prioritize growth and prosperity.”

Transcript "Zero":

Narrator: For New Hampshire making ends meet is getting harder to do
And Jeanne Shaheen
She has a zero percent rating from small business
Jeanne Shaheen, standing with Obama not New Hampshire


Shaheen Has A Lifetime Rating Of 34% With The NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business, Accessed 10/19/14)
Scott Brown Has A 94% Lifetime Rating From The NFIB. "NFIB member Bob Washburn of Concord provided opening remarks touting Scott Brown’s small business lifetime voting record of 94%. The owner of North Country Tractor, Bill Taranovich, also provided comments regarding his hesitancy in hiring and expanding his business for fear of triggering Obamacare penalties and fines." (NFIB Press Release, 10/1/14)


LONDONDERRY - Today, Scott Brown toured Wire Belt Company of America to address Jeanne Shaheen's anti-business comments from the NECN/Concord Monitor​ U.S. Senate debate.
"Last night Senator Shaheen insulted over 1,500 small businesses in New Hampshire by dismissing the NFIB," said Brown. "Jeanne Shaheen has a 0% rating from the NFIB this Congress, and the only thing worse than voting with President Obama 99% ​of the time is voting against our small businesses 100% of the time. I am running to create a stronger economic environment with lower energy costs and fewer regulations."
Wire Belt Company of America is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), one of the nation’s leading voices for small business representing 1,500 members in New Hampshire, and employs ​just under ​100 people. Specializing in conveyer belt production, this company has seen health care premiums increase 35% under Obamacare and remains concern with the high cost of energy.
"Scott Brown has a nearly perfect score from the NFIB because he votes to support small business and will work on commonsense plans to reduce energy prices and get rid of Obamacare," said David Greer, CEO of Wire Belt Company of America. "New Hampshire needs an independent voice to fight for us, so we can do our part to grow business and hire more workers. Senator Shaheen is on the wrong side of these issues and we are ready for a change."

Watch the video of Shaheen's insult against small business in the NECN/Concord Monitor debate.