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NRF honors 258 Congress members as 'Heroes of Main Street'
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As part of National Small Business Week, the National Retail Federation recognized a bipartisan group of 258 members of Congress as “Heroes of Main Street” for their support of small business and the U.S. retail industry, the nation’s largest private sector employer.
 
“NRF salutes our retail advocates in Congress for their dedication and proven commitment to public policies that support prosperity on Main Street,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Retailers are the heart and soul of our communities, and we are pleased to acknowledge lawmakers who have consistently supported a pro-economic growth policy agenda to ensure a thriving Main Street and a healthy and vibrant retail sector.”
 
This year’s recipients were recognized for their consistent support of the retail industry’s top public policy priorities. Award eligibility was based on key votes, bill sponsorship and advocacy on a wide array of retail priorities including but not limited to patent reform, sales tax fairness, the federal minimum wage and reforming the Affordable Care Act.
 
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. 
 
Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.5 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s this is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation.
 

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