The U. S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation that represents over three million businesses of every size, sector and region, endorsed State Representative and Republican Nominee Katie Arrington for Congress in South Carolina’s First District today at a press conference.
In announcing the endorsement, the U. S. Chamber’s Southeast Region Executive Director Moore Hallmark touted Arrington’s work in the State Legislature to fight for critical infrastructure projects and her strong support of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
“Katie understands that when we cut regulatory red tape and allow entrepreneurs to pursue their ventures and vision, the American economy and American people thrive and benefit,” said Hallmark. “Katie is a fighter, and we know that she will continue to fight for South Carolinians in Congress.”
Joining Hallmark in announcing her support of Arrington at today’s press conference was South Carolina business leader Anita Zucker.
“Katie is a very smart woman,” said Zucker. “She is a huge advocate for education and young people. She wants to make sure that we have children who are educated, who can go and fulfill the jobs, and then become successful citizens.”
A longtime businesswoman, Arrington expressed her gratitude for the endorsement.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the United States Chamber of Commerce, a group dedicated to economic growth, job creation, and the principles of free enterprise,” said Arrington. “Politicians don’t create jobs, businesses do. And businesses create jobs when taxes are low and government regulation is held in check.”
After highlighting the successes enjoyed by South Carolina businesses today, Arrington stated additional plans to keep the momentum going:
“We need to make the individual tax cuts permanent, look for additional ways to reduce taxes on job-creating businesses, and continue to eliminate needless and burdensome red tape. We need to let businesses thrive because, when businesses thrive, we all benefit. More people find jobs, wages increase, and fewer families live paycheck-to-paycheck.”
Arrington also shared her story in business and her vision for residents of the district:
“I started my first business as a young wife and new mother – running a daycare facility out of my home. And on the weekends I worked the graveyard shift at Denny’s, just to make ends meet. Over the course of my life, I have struggled. I have been an entrepreneur. I have found success in business. I have lived the American Dream.
My vision is for everyone in South Carolina – and across the country – to have the same opportunities – and the same success – that I have had. That will be my guiding principle in Congress.”