AUSTIN, TX – For the fourth straight legislative session, Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has received a 100-percent voting record in support of small business by the Texas Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

"When small businesses thrive in our state, the overall economy improves -- and my job as Chair of the Senate Finance Committee becomes much easier," said Senator Nelson. "Texas has built an economy that is the envy of the nation in no small part due to the success of our small businesses. As a business person, I understand the challenges facing our businesses and am proud to be recognized for voting to support our small businesses."

Before session, all 22,000 members of NFIB-Texas are polled on issues affecting their business, their employees, and ultimately the state’s economy. The ballot results help formulate the NFIB-Texas legislative agenda, which is circulated and discussed with each member of the House and Senate.

NFIB-Texas Executive Director Will Newton commends the legislators who voted for small business. "These distinguished lawmakers understand and value the true backbone of Texas’ economy, small business owners, and the impact public policy changes will have on these owners’ abilities to own, operate, and grow their businesses," he said. "Lawmakers who vote with small business during session are fulfilling their campaign promises to keep the Texas economy robust, as small businesses account for 99.8 percent of all businesses in the state."

For a complete list of legislator scores, visit

SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.


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