WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) again are working together to reform our tax code to foster job creation and boost economic growth, while making it easier for small businesses, manufacturers, and family farms to comply with complicated tax rules. They were joined by Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) today to re-introduce the bipartisan Start Up Jobs and Innovation Act which will, among other things:
"I’m pleased to again introduce this bill because I believe that investing in our small businesses is the smart thing to do for our communities and our economy," said Sen. Menendez. "Yet too often, our tax rules aren't written with the understanding of the small business owner in mind. That's why our bill will make it easier for small businesses to do their taxes, free up capital for investment and job creation, and allow small businesses to use the same tax preferences large firms have available for innovation."
"I started a chain of restaurants in Allentown in 1990 with two of my brothers," said Sen. Toomey. "We used our own savings to fund the start-up costs and worked day and night and to create hundreds of jobs in the Allentown and Lancaster region. So I understand the unique struggles, uncertainties, and risks involved in starting one's own business. We can make it easier to be innovative. I am pleased to join with Sens. Menendez, Roberts, and Carper to propose a bill that will do just that by freeing up money and time that small businesses could better use to re-invest and hire more workers."
“In my time as congressman, governor, and now senator, I have not created a single job,” said Sen. Carper. “But small businesses around our country have created millions of jobs. Our job in Congress is to foster the nurturing environment that allows these small businesses to get started, hire more workers, and help our economy grow. That’s why I’m proud to join this effort, led by Sens. Toomey and Menendez, that will remove more barriers for small businesses – from tech startups to family farms – and enable them to continue to be a positive force for job growth and our economy for years to come.”
“I have long supported making the expensing provisions permanent,” Sen. Roberts said.“This is a very important issue for Kansas, for numerous industries, including agriculture and general aviation. The extension of the expensing rules will go a long way in returning jobs to Kansas, allowing firms to acquire and maintain a larger stock of equipment. The added capital would expand domestic production, raise productivity and wages, and increase employment.”
The Start-up Jobs and Innovation Act has a broad coalition of support. The following groups have expressed their support for either the entire bill or important parts of it.
April 22, 2021