Malliotakis: I’ll fight for small business and the free enterprise system we believe in!

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, the Republican and Conservative Party candidate for Congress in the New York’s 11th District (Staten Island-Southwestern Brooklyn) announced the endorsement of the NFIB Federal PAC at a Thursday morning news conference on the grounds of ACME Industrial on Front Street, Staten Island, NY. National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is the nation and New York’s leading small business advocacy organization.

Joining Assemblywoman Malliotakis at the news conference was Joseph Martucci, President of ACME Industrial and an NFIB member, as well as members of the NY-11 small business community. ACME Industrial is a full service marine, industrial and commercial maintenance and repair company specializing in areas of steel fabrication, welding, HVAC, machine shop and mechanical work. For more information on ACME Industrial, click here.

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said, “Small businesses across the nation and especially right here in New York City, deal on a daily basis with high taxes, government red tape and burdensome regulations. Ask any business owner; these are the three major headaches they face every day and the three issues that have a negative effect on their bottom line. These are the issues I’ve fought against during my 10 years in the New York State Assembly and these are the three issues I’ll focus on when I’m elected to the U.S. Congress.

“For nearly 80 years, NFIB has been at the forefront of defending the rights of small business owners who are the backbone of the American economy. With the growing specter of socialism, it’s become clear that Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Max Rose and the rest, view small business merely as a conduit to deliver more tax dollars to Washington. Earlier this week, Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy rolled-out what he calls the Commitment to America. In it, he laysout a plan that will get America working again and add 10 million new good-paying jobs by:

  • Supporting millions of local businesses and their workers with $200 billion in forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program.
  • Extending the $2,000 child tax credit and making permanent Opportunity Zone credits that generate $10 billion each year in poor communities.
  • Continuing proven pro-growth tax polices that increase take-home pay and encourage innovation.

“This is the Republican plan to restore American jobs when we take back Congress and we must win back this congressional seat to make this plan a reality. In Congress, I will stand with Leader McCarthy and my Republican colleague as we lead the fight for small business and the free enterprise system we believe in.”

Joe Martucci, President of ACME Industrial and an NFIB member said, “Acme Industrial is a small business that was founded 41 years ago and over time has grown to 35 employees. As any small business owner will tell you, we spend way too much time dealing with a host of issues created by local, state and federal governments. Small business owners simply don’t have the time to track down their elected officials to plead their case, that’s why I joined NFIB; because every day they fight for the rights of small businesses here in New York State and across the nation.

“For the past decade Staten Island and Southwestern Brooklyn has had Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis standing-up for small business in State Legislature in Albany and now it’s time to send her to Washington where she can do the same. As a member of the state legislature, Nicole helped deliver the lowest corporate tax rate in decades, successfully fought for the elimination of the MTA payroll tax on small businesses and the sales tax on clothing under $110, voted against burdensome regulations and over 350 tax increases, as well as have been leading the fight against high and property taxes that have increased rents and cost of business.

“Assemblywoman Malliotakis understands the struggles we face because she grew up watching her own parents run their small business and unlike the professional politicians she knows what it means to make a payroll, deal with out of control health care costs and fight the bureaucratic red tape and regulation that we waste hours dealing with. During the COVID-19 outbreak, Assemblywoman Malliotakis has been a vocal advocate for small businesses throughout the congressional district and across the city that struggling to survive. She’s a fighter and that’s exactly who we need representing the 11th Congressional District in Washington.”

Greg Biryla, NFIB’s New York State Director said, “Growing up in a small business family, Nicole Malliotakis has a deep understanding of the challenges our members are experiencing. She is committed to reducing taxes on small businesses and increasing government accountability and transparency. We know she will be a strong advocate for our state’s small businesses in Congress. That’s why we’re proud to endorse Nicole Malliotakis today for election to the United States House of Representatives on behalf of small businesses in New York’s 11th Congressional District.”

NFIB National Political Director Sharon Sussin said, “Nicole Malliotakis will be a friend and an ally of New York’s small businesses in Congress. She knows the difficulties small businesses are facing everywhere and understands the issues our members care about. We are pleased to endorse her for election to Congress today, and we look forward to working with her.”

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