National Federation of Independent Business

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National Federation of Independent Business
President:Dan Danner
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is a lobbying organization with offices in Washington, D.C. and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association of 350,000 small business owners across the country.[1]

NFIB's lobbying efforts are focused on the impact of current and proposed legislation on small and independent businesses, and professional practices at all levels of government, but primarily at the federal and state levels.[1]


NFIB was founded by Wilson Harder in 1943 and maintained its headquarters in San Mateo, California, until 1992 when it was re-located to Nashville, Tennessee.[1]


Dan Danner is the current president and CEO of NFIB. For a full list of national leadership, click here.


Beginning in its earliest history, NFIB's positions were determined by a polling of its membership. Periodic ballots (referred to as Mandates) were mailed to its members who then had an opportunity to vote their opinions on the questions presented. Once the votes were tallied, the majority position became NFIB's position.[2]

The following is a partial list of issues that NFIB has taken a position on. For a complete list, click here

  • Economy
  • Healthcare
  • Taxes
  • Government and Regulatory Reform
  • Labor
  • Agriculture
  • Energy

2014 elections

As of November 2013, NFIB has spent $125,316 on the 2014 election cycle. All of the money has gone to Republican candidates or PACs.[3]


NFIB endorsed all of Arizona's Republican incumbent congressmen, Paul Gosar, Matt Salmon, David Schweikert and Trent Franks. The group said, "We support the candidates who support small business, and Congressmen Gosar, Salmon, Schweikert and Franks have stellar, 100-percent voting records for Main Street this Congress."[4]

2012 elections

NFIB spent a total of $845,793 in the 2012 election cycle: $821,793 for Republican candidates and $24,000 for Democrats. Of the $845,793 spent, $837,793 went to PACs, while only $8,000 went to individuals.[3]


The following table displays the top 10 candidates who received the most money from NFIB in the 2012 election cycle. For a complete list of candidates who received contributions, click here[5]

Top 10 largest National Federation of Independent Business expenditures in 2012[3]
Candidate Party State Office Total Desired Result
John Barrasso Republican Party WY Senate $1,402,002
John Boehner Republican Party OH House $1,402,002
Charles Boustany Republican Party LA House $1,402,002
Francisco Canseco Republican Party TX House $1,402,002
Cory Gardner Republican Party CO House $1,402,002
Chris Gibson Republican Party NY House $1,402,002
Frank Guinta Republican Party NH House $1,402,002
Nan Hayworth Republican Party NY House $1,402,002
Dean Heller Republican Party NV Senate $1,402,002
Tom Latham Republican Party IA House $1,402,002

Ballot measures



Recent news

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