Brad Close

Brad Close

Brad Close is NFIB Senior Vice President for Public Policy. He oversees multiple departments and entities, including federal and state Government Relations, the Political and Grassroots Departments, the NFIB Research Center, and the organization’s political and nonprofit fundraising operations.

He is one of several Sr. Vice Presidents reporting directly to the CEO and President, setting policies for the organization, developing strategy, and managing multiple teams of personnel.

Before his promotion to Sr. Vice President in 2014, Brad served as Vice President in charge the organization’s House and Senate lobbying teams. In addition, he coordinated legislative, political, and grassroots strategies. He served previously as Manager of Legislative Affairs in the US House of Representatives.

Prior to joining NFIB he spent eleven years working in the House of Representatives for Congressmen Henry Hyde and Tom Ewing of Illinois and serving as a subcommittee staff director on the House Small Business Committee.
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Brad Close joins Jim Blasingame to lament the current lack of leadership in Washington due to a complete breakdown in the value of compromise that’s been replaced with a form of partisanship that is the opposite of governing.
Brad Close joins Jim Blasingame to report on an evil bill that’s resurfaced in the House called the “Transparency Act”, HR 2513, which will become a privacy invasion and financial regulatory nightmare for millions of small businesses.
Brad Close joins Jim Blasingame to report on why the SECURE Act, which would help Baby Boomers stay at work longer, is still stuck in the Senate, after passing the house with a significant bi-partisan vote.