CENTRAL VIRGINIA- Nicole Riley, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, announced today that Delegate Chris Peace earned a score of 100 percent on the 2010-11 NFIB/Virginia Voting Record. NFIB/Virginia is the Commonwealth's leading small-business association, with 6,000 small-business members statewide. "What this means is that Delegate Peace has stood up for Virginia's job creators time and again on important issues such as tax relief, health-care reform and the right of employees to cast secret ballots in union organization elections," Riley said.
Small businesses account for 98 percent of the Commonwealth's employers and employ nearly half of Virginia's non-government workforce, according to federal government statistics.
"Our members truly appreciate the efforts of legislators such as Chris Peace to help Virginia's small-businesses grow and create jobs," Riley said.
Peace has visited small businesses and Chambers of Commerce in the district and shared a report of the 2011 General Assembly Session, calling attention to the good news regarding a reduction of taxes and fees on businesses, particularly those on small business.
Peace supported budget amendments that passed and work to phase?out the accelerated sales tax which required nearly 9,000 retailers to pay July’s sales tax in June. The phase-out of the accelerated sales tax begins immediately and 80% of impacted retailers will not have to remit an accelerated sales tax payment.
“This action is an example of making government work better on behalf of the taxpayer. Government should allow the real job creators to keep more of their hard earned dollar,” said Peace.
Download a PDF copy of the 2010-11 NFIB/Virginia Voting Record at www.NFIB.com/VA.
NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals. Founded in 1943 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, NFIB gives small- and independent-business owners a voice in shaping the public policy issues that affect their business. NFIB’s powerful network of grassroots activists sends its views directly to state and federal lawmakers through our unique member-only ballot, thus playing a critical role in supporting America’s free enterprise system. NFIB’s mission is to promote and protect the right of our members to own, operate and grow their businesses. More information about NFIB is available online at www.NFIB.com/newsroom
Delegate Christopher K. Peace was elected to his third term representing the 97th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. The District includes parts of Hanover, Caroline, King William, King and Queen, Henrico, Spotsylvania Counties and all of New Kent County.