October 7, 2014

Democrat Small Business “Advocate” Skipped 70 Percent Of Small Business Hearings

Out on the campaign trail, New Hampshire Democrat Annie Kuster talks a good game in her support for small businesses. In a recent ad, one of her supporters said “Annie Kuster goes to bat for small businesses.” Kuster’s website says she is “actively working to support innovation and the expansion of economic opportunity in our country.” And Kuster said she’s “proud to advocate on behalf of New Hampshire’s small businesses.”

But Kuster’s lofty rhetoric on her support for small businesses does not match reality, as The Union Leader recently reported that Kuster has skipped 70 percent of the Small Business Committee hearings:

…[Kuster] missed 70 percent of hearings held by the Small Business Committee, according to congressional records. … Kuster, who on her website says that, as a member of the House Small Business Committee, she is “actively working to support innovation and the expansion of economic opportunity in our country,” attended just nine of the 31 full committee hearings held by the Small Business Committee in the last congressional session. Her attendance rate was 29 percent.

In her support for small business, Annie Kuster is clearly all talk and no action.