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Meetings with Main Street: Rep. Salazar Meets with Joint Venture Stonefish

Miami, Florida

Republican Members of the Small Business Committee understand the importance of hearing directly from American entrepreneurs, innovators, and job creators. As small businesses face record-high inflation, labor shortages, and supply chain disruptions, Small Business Committee Republicans continue to examine solutions and receive input from small business owners. This August, Ranking Member Luetkemeyer began the Meetings with Main Street Series as part of his continuing efforts to keep the Small Business Committee connected with the concerns of the nation's job creators.

“Meetings with Main Street are critical as small businesses battle economic headwinds that threaten their ability to serve their customers and expand their operations. Instead of holding our entrepreneurs back with burdensome regulations and tax increases, we must empower our small businesses with the tools they need to prosper, and Small Business Committee Republican Members have been working in Washington to do just that,” said Ranking Member Luetkemeyer.

Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure Ranking Member Maria Salazar (R-FL) met with Joint Venture Stonefish, Inc.

On August 29, 2022, Subcommittee Ranking Member Salazar (R-FL) met with employees of Joint Venture Stonefish, Inc. to talk about how inflation and other economic conditions has impacted their business.

“Inflation is hurting Americans all over the country, but here in Miami, small businesses are really struggling to overcome it,” said Congresswoman Salazar. “Over the last 2 years, reckless decisions made by Washington Democrats have caused the record-high prices we see now. My colleagues and I on the Small Business Committee will continue to help small businesses grow and bring prices back down.”

“Over the last few months, our business has struggled to overcome the supply chain crisis, the labor shortage, skyrocketing gas prices, and now record-high inflation,” said Tim Hodgkin, Owner and Partner of Joint Venture Stonefish, Inc. “Thankfully, our company has been able to stay afloat, no thanks to Biden and the Democrats’ reckless policies.”