Republican 3rd District candidate Van Orden discusses small business challenges with owners

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) – It’s National Small Business Week.

Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, Derrick Van Orden, met with local small business owners Thursday at Angry’s Way Out in Onalaska.

Van Orden and the owners talked about day-to-day challenges, including labor and input costs.

Small business owners spend thousands more on energy and diesel costs, Van Orden said.

He blamed the Biden administration’s energy policies for those problems.

“That means everyone who patronizes the business, everyone who is employed by the business that supports their families are all negatively affected by these horrific economic policies put in place by the Biden administration and the sweeping and unchecked spending of the House of Representatives led by Nancy Pelosi,” Van Orden said. “And it has to stop.”

Nearly 20 small business owners participated in the discussion with Van Orden.

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