Government Relations & Public Policy
Exclusive: Q&A with Rep. Bobby Rush
During a busy week in which a U.S. House Committee introduced legislation to fix joint employer, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL.) sat down with IFA President and CEO Robert Cresanti, CFE, for an exclusive interview about his support of small business, apprenticeship programs, and the impact of franchising on local communities.
Rep. Rush: I’m a firm believer in ownership, specifically independent small business ownership. Owning a franchise allows an entrepreneur the ability to hire and train skilled staff. More importantly, franchises create jobs. As you know, the majority of franchises hire locally and decrease unemployment rates up to half in its surrounding neighborhood. It is an offshoot to also creating wealth and stability.