– On Sept. 26, Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) was presented with a Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in Pennsylvania for his strong support of small businesses in the Commonwealth.
Wheeland, a former small business owner, was one of only 57 members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to be recognized with the designation for having a 90 percent or better pro-small business voting record. An A ranking indicates a state lawmaker supported small businesses in Pennsylvania when an important vote was taken during the 2017-18 legislative session that could impact small and independently owned companies.
“Pennsylvania’s small businesses are what build our communities. Entrepreneurs deserve a fair playing field, and a government that looks out for them, in order for our Commonwealth to prosper,” said Wheeland. “I have personally worked on several small business-related measures, such as a new law to slash taxes on e-cigarette products, and I voted against the governor’s proposed tax increases, which would have hit small businesses particularly hard.”
The Guardian of Small Business awards are given to legislators who consistently vote favorably on key small business issues that are among the highest priorities of NFIB’s small business agenda.
Rep. Jeff Wheeland is a proud supporter of the local business community within Lycoming County.
Representative Jeff Wheeland
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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