IFA Applauds Senators for Defeating David Weil Nomination, Supporting Local Franchise Businesses

March 30, 2022

WASHINGTON – The International Franchise Association (IFA) today applauded the U.S. Senate for defeating the nomination of David Weil to serve as Administrator of the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and all 50 Senate Republicans voted against the nomination.

“IFA thanks Senators Sinema, Manchin, and Kelly and all 50 Republicans who stood up for local franchise businesses and workers across the country by voting against the nomination of David Weil,” said IFA President and CEO Matthew Haller. “Tonight's vote sends a strong signal that Americans and small business owners are tired of overregulation and policies that make it harder to provide for their employees and grow their business. IFA is proud of our members who made their voice heard and will continue to work with the Administration and Congress to protect the franchise business model and the countless opportunities it provides.”

About the International Franchise Association:

Celebrating over 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the approximately 775,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.2 million direct jobs, $787.7 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and almost 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.


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