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

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Derrick Van Orden met with area small business owners Thursday at Angry’s Way Out in Onalaska.

Van Orden and the owners talked about daily challenges, including labor and input costs.

Small business owners are spending thousands of extra dollars for on energy and diesel costs, Van Orden said.

He blamed the Biden Administration’s energy policies for these issues.

“That means that everybody that frequents the business, everybody that is employed by the business that’s supporting their families are all being negatively affected by these horrible economic policies set by the Biden Administration, and the radical, uncontrolled spending by the House of Representatives led by Nancy Pelosi,” Van Orden said. “And it’s got to stop.”

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

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