Polling Shows Small Businesses Support Democrats’ Energy Bill, Says Advocate

John Arensmeyer, founder and CEO of Small Business Majority, a national nonprofit organization focused on solving problems facing Americas's 28 million small businesses, tells Talk Radio News Service that the small business owners his company surveyed expressed support for energy legislation similar to what Democrats in Congress have proposed. (0:20) Listen

John Arensmeyer, founder and CEO of Small Business Majority, a national nonprofit organization focused on solving problems facing Americas’s 28 million small businesses, tells Talk Radio News Service that the small business owners his company surveyed expressed support for energy legislation similar to what Democrats in Congress have proposed. (0:20)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to reporters on March 4, 2014. Photo: Presidential Press and Information Office

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