Lawmakers Question Business Group’s Health Law Stance
On Wednesday, U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) questioned whether the National Federation of Independent Business -- the main business group heading the legal challenge against the federal health reform law -- is acting on behalf of small businesses or "large corporate interests that do not speak for the American people." In a letter to NFIB President Dan Danner, Ellison and Grijalva noted that recent reports have found that small businesses are benefitting financially fromÂ the overhaul. The letter requested that NFIB disclose a list of its members and donors, as well as a $3.7 million grant from the conservative political action committee Crossroads GPS.
- "House Liberals Want Group That Filed Suit Against Healthcare Law To Reveal Donors" (Lillis, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 6/13).