Third week was the charm for the House to find its voice with a new speaker.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 25, 2023
NSBA Welcomes Speaker Johnson
Washington, D.C. – Following weeks of turmoil and a standstill in the U.S. House of Representatives, the House voted this afternoon to select Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) as the new Speaker of the House. Every single Republican voted for Johnson, giving him 220 votes.
Below is a statement from NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken:
“I want to congratulate Congressman Johnson on being named Speaker of the House. While he steps in during a particularly tumultuous time, the business of the American people has been delayed and we wish him—and the entire Congress—success on key priorities.
“America’s small businesses are facing significant challenges today: the implementation in just months of a sweeping new reporting burden—the NSBA-opposed Corporate Transparency Act—the expiration of critical small-business tax reductions and the ever-present challenge of finding access to capital.
“Additionally, small-business owners are wary of the threat of a government shutdown. The House’s three-week impasse has left lawmakers with less than three weeks to hammer out a spending deal to avoid a disastrous shutdown—particularly for the millions of small businesses that do business directly with the federal government.
“I look forward to working with Speaker Johnson, and all lawmakers on Capitol Hill, on ensuring a strong U.S. economy where small businesses are the focal point, not an afterthought.”
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