Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) participated in a restaurant roundtable with the National Restaurant Association and the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association in Columbia yesterday:
“I was grateful for the opportunity to meet with restaurant owners from the Midlands today and hear about their role in creating jobs and serving their community. I also appreciated learning more about the challenges restaurants face and discussing how Congress can support their efforts to create jobs.
“On behalf of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, we thank Congressman Wilson for taking time to meet with restaurateurs from across the district today. Opportunities for direct dialogue with our representatives in Congress are an important venue to voice our concerns on a number of issues including health care and regulatory reform. Our vibrant hospitality industry is vital to South Carolina’s second district” said John Durst, President & CEO, South Carolina Restaurant, and Lodging Association.
“I will continue to work in Congress to support small businesses by cutting regulations, reforming the tax code, and repealing Obamacare to promote jobs,” Rep. Wilson concluded.
The issues discussed at the roundtable included the negative consequences of Obamacare on restaurants, which resulted in higher taxes, reduced choice, increased regulation, and skyrocketing healthcare cost. They also discussed the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441), bipartisan legislation of which Rep. Wilson is an original co-sponsor. This bill would clarify the definition of “joint-employer” to ensure that employers are only liable for their direct employees and protect locally owned franchises and small businesses.