Discussion Focuses on Jobs, Tax & Regulatory Reform & Health Care

COLUMBUS, OH – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon visited Burton Metal Finishing where they toured the facilities and hosted a roundtable discussion with local small business owners. During the roundtable, Senator Portman and Administrator McMahon listened to small business owners and received input on a host of issues – such as our outdated tax code, burdensome regulations, and skyrocketing health care costs – all of which impact their ability to grow, create jobs and increase wages. Portman released the following statement:

I want thank Administrator McMahon for coming to Ohio, and joining me in listening to the concerns of our Ohio small businesses owners.  Today we heard from small business owners who are facing serious roadblocks to growing their businesses, creating more jobs and boosting wages. The government should be a partner to these small businesses, not an obstacle to progress by imposing higher taxes and burdensome regulations.  Ohio is the proud home of more than 900,000 small businesses that employ more than two million workers. I will continue working with my colleagues in Congress and the administration to help Ohio’s small business owners and workers grow and thrive.”

NOTE: Portman’s top priority in the Senate continues to be boosting Ohio jobs and the economy. In recent interviews, Portman has described the urgent need to simplify our tax code and reform our burdensome regulatory system to encourage more job creation and investment in America. He recently introduced bipartisan legislation – the Regulatory Accountability Act – designed to make federal regulations smarter and more effective so they better support businesses, families, and jobs. Portman has been named a “Hero of Main Street” and “Fiscal Hero” for his work on these issues. 

Photos from today’s event can be found below:

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