The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Republican Dan Debicella for U.S. Congress in the Fourth District, which includes most of Shelton.
The U.S. Chamber said that Debicella’s “record of support on pro-business issues earned him this endorsement. In today’s economy, it is critical that members of Congress provide strong support of free enterprise and leadership for policies that will return the United States to its full growth potential.”
The U.S. Chamber’s goal is to help elect a pro-business majority in Congress and to work in support of the interests of businesses to advance legislation that encourages economic growth, job creation, and a less intrusive federal government.
Debicella, a Shelton resident and former two-term state senator, said he is honored to get the U.S. Chamber’s backing.
“The chamber and its members understand that our current economy is not acceptable and that we need to fight for pro-growth policies that will grow jobs and expand the middle class,” Debicella said.
In rematch against Himes
Debicella is challenging three-term Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Himes of Greenwich. Debicella ran unsuccessfully against Himes in 2010.
The Fourth Congressional District that includes most of Fairfield County. Some of Shelton is in the Third Congressional District, represented by U.S. Rosa DeLauro.
If elected, Debicella said to help create jobs he will eliminate special interest loopholes in both the personal and corporate tax codes; lower tax rates for middle-class families and small businesses; provide tax incentives for small business to hire and retrain the long-term unemployed; and support immigration reform to attract “hard-working people” and entrepreneurs as a way to spur economy growth.