Scorecard, 117th Congress (2021-2022)

Legend: = supports NRF's position; = opposes NRF's position; = absent; blank = no data;
Name S.Con.Res.
14
S.J.Res.
29
H.R.
3684
HR
7
S.
420
S.
1720
S.
659
S.
3580
Senate
Sec.
Baldwin, Tammy S. (D-Wisconsin)
Barrasso, John A. (R-Wyoming)
Bennet, Michael F. (D-Colorado)
Blackburn, Marsha W. (R-Tennessee)
Blumenthal, Richard (D-Connecticut)
Blunt, Roy D. (R-Missouri)
Booker, Cory A. (D-New Jersey)
Boozman, John N. (R-Arkansas)
Braun, Michael K. (R-Indiana)
Brown, Sherrod C. (D-Ohio)
Burr, Richard M. (R-North Carolina)
Cantwell, Maria E. (D-Washington)
Capito, Shelley Moore (R-West Virginia)
Cardin, Benjamin L. (D-Maryland)
Carper, Thomas R. (D-Delaware)
Casey, Robert P. (D-Pennsylvania)
Cassidy, William M. (R-Louisiana)
Collins, Susan M. (R-Maine)
Coons, Christopher A. (D-Delaware)
Cornyn, John (R-Texas)
Cortez Masto, Catherine M. (D-Nevada)
Cotton, Thomas B. (R-Arkansas)
Cramer, Kevin J. (R-North Dakota)
Crapo, Michael D. (R-Idaho)
Cruz, Rafael Edward (R-Texas)
Daines, Steven D. (R-Montana)
Duckworth, Ladda Tammy (D-Illinois)
Durbin, Richard J. (D-Illinois)
Ernst, Joni K. (R-Iowa)
Feinstein, Dianne G. (D-California)
Fischer, Debra (R-Nebraska)
Gillibrand, Kirsten E. (D-New York)
Graham, Lindsey O. (R-South Carolina)
Grassley, Charles E. (R-Iowa)
Hagerty, Bill (R-Tennessee)
Hassan, Margaret Wood (D-New Hampshire)
Hawley, Joshua D. (R-Missouri)
Heinrich, Martin T. (D-New Mexico)
Hickenlooper, John (D-Colorado)
Hirono, Mazie K. (D-Hawaii)
Hoeven, John H. (R-North Dakota)
Hyde-Smith, Cindy (R-Mississippi)
Inhofe, James M. (R-Oklahoma)
Johnson, Ronald H. (R-Wisconsin)
Kaine, Timothy M. (D-Virginia)
Kelly, Mark (D-Arizona)
Kennedy, John N. (R-Louisiana)
King, Angus S. (I-Maine)
Klobuchar, Amy J. (D-Minnesota)
Lankford, James P. (R-Oklahoma)
Leahy, Patrick J. (D-Vermont)
Lee, Michael S. (R-Utah)
Luján, Ben Ray (D-New Mexico)
Lummis, Cynthia (R-Wyoming)
Manchin, Joseph (D-West Virginia)
Markey, Edward J. (D-Massachusetts)
Marshall, Roger W. (R-Kansas)
McConnell, Addison Mitchell (R-Kentucky)
Menendez, Robert (D-New Jersey)
Merkley, Jeffrey A. (D-Oregon)
Moran, Gerald W. (R-Kansas)
Murkowski, Lisa (R-Alaska)
Murphy, Christopher S. (D-Connecticut)
Murray, Patricia L. (D-Washington)
Ossoff, Jon (D-Georgia)
Padilla, Alex (D-California)
Paul, Randal H. (R-Kentucky)
Peters, Gary C. (D-Michigan)
Portman, Robert J. (R-Ohio)
Reed, John F. (D-Rhode Island)
Risch, James E. (R-Idaho)
Romney, Willard Mitt (R-Utah)
Rosen, Jacklyn S. (D-Nevada)
Rounds, Marion Michael (R-South Dakota)
Rubio, Marco A. (R-Florida)
Sanders, Bernard (I-Vermont)
Sasse, Benjamin E. (R-Nebraska)
Schatz, Brian E. (D-Hawaii)
Schumer, Chuck (D-New York)
Scott, Richard L. (R-Florida)
Scott, Timothy E. (R-South Carolina)
Shaheen, Cynthia Jeanne (D-New Hampshire)
Shelby, Richard C. (R-Alabama)
Sinema, Kyrsten (D-Arizona)
Smith, Tina F. (D-Minnesota)
Stabenow, Deborah A. (D-Michigan)
Sullivan, Daniel S. (R-Alaska)
Tester, Jon (D-Montana)
Thune, John R. (R-South Dakota)
Tillis, Thomas R. (R-North Carolina)
Toomey, Patrick J. (R-Pennsylvania)
Tuberville, Tommy (R-Alabama)
Van Hollen, Christopher J. (D-Maryland)
Warner, Mark R. (D-Virginia)
Warnock, Raphael (D-Georgia)
Warren, Elizabeth A. (D-Massachusetts)
Whitehouse, Sheldon (D-Rhode Island)
Wicker, Roger F. (R-Mississippi)
Wyden, Ronald L. (D-Oregon)
Young, Todd C. (R-Indiana)

S.Con.Res. 14 Senate Budget Resolution -- S. Con. Res. 14, As Amended (8/11/2021)

NRF is strongly opposed to raising the corporate tax rate to offset the costs of the recently released $3.5 trillion budget resolution. Raising the corporate rate to 28 percent would once again make the U.S. corporate tax rate among the highest in the industrialized world, which is a disincentive to investment in the United States and would impose further harm to a U.S. economy that continues to struggle recovering from the pandemic. Retailers are high effective taxpayers and utilize few of the tax incentives or credits in the Internal Revenue Code. If retailers have to pay a higher rate, it would result in a loss of jobs, closing of stores, and inability to invest in expanded e-commerce capability needed to compete in the post-pandemic marketplace. A recent EY study confirms the negative impacts to the economy, finding that a 28 percent corporate rate would 
lead to the loss of 750,000 to 850,000 jobs and declines in GDP and wages. Read NRF's Key Vote letter here. NRF POSITION: OPPOSE

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S.J.Res. 29 Congressional Disapproval of OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19 Vaccinations -- S.J.Res. 29 (12/8/2021)

In issuing an Emergency Temporary Standards, OSHA exceeded the authority granted to it by Congress in 1970. As such, NRF urges Congress to support this resolution. If successful, the resolution would appropriately rescind an unworkable standard that the Administration cannot implement for its own employees.The ETS, one of the most far-reaching and aggressive rules in OSHA’s five decades of existence, was promulgated — without public notice and comment — under Section 6 ( c ) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Retailers have prioritized the safety of employees and customers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the Key Vote letter here. NRF POSITION: SUPPORT 

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H.R. 3684 H.R. 3684, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act -- On Passage (8/10/2021)

H.R. 3684 would address the decades of underinvestment in the nation’s freight infrastructure — particularly segments such as highways that rely on public funding. The inclusion of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act and the Surface Transportation Investment Act, as well as funding for new service and repairs for freight rail, is critical for the transport of goods and delivery to consumers. In addition, funding for the deployment and improved access of broadband is vital as digital goods and services are intrinsically woven into the future of retail. Other provisions include the truck driver apprentice pilot program, port modernization to address massive congestion issues, and a focus on sustainability efforts. Read the Key Vote Letter here. NRF POSITION: SUPPORT

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HR 7 H.R. 7, Paycheck Fairness Act -- Motion to Proceed to H.R. 7 (6/8/2021)

Retailers believe that employees should be compensated equitably and without discrimination. However, this legislation will significantly limit legitimate, non-discriminatory pay differences and provide for unlimited compensatory and punitive damages in certain instances. H.R. 7 limits employers’ flexibility to compensate its employees based on a wide variety of factors, including differences based on geography, expertise, and management responsibilities. Unfortunately, this legislation creates additional uncertainty and opportunities for frivolous litigation. Read the Key Vote letter here. NRF POSITION: OPPOSE

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S. 420, Protecting the Right to Organize Act -- Co-Sponsorship

Strips away workers’ free choice in union elections and their privacy rights, interferes with employers’ ability to secure legal advice on complex labor matters, expands joint employer liability, prohibits the use of arbitration for employment matters, and strips away “secondary boycott” protections among other provisions. NRF Position: OPPOSE

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S. 1720, Postal Service Reform Act -- Co-Sponsorship

The bill includes several longstanding efforts intended to address the Postal Service’s financial situation, such as repealing the requirement to prefund retiree health benefits and integrating postal retirees into Medicare. Also included is a provision that maintains and codifies the 6-day integrated network for delivery of market-dominant and competitive products. NRF POSITION: SUPPORT

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S. 659, DRIVE Safe Act -- Co-Sponsorship

The average age of a commercial truck driver is 55, leading to driver shortages that is harming commerce and economic growth for the retail and restaurant community. This legislation will allow more people to pursue a career in the transportation industry by implementing an apprenticeship program for licensed commercial drivers under the age of 21. NRF POSITION: SUPPORT

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S. 3580, the Ocean Shipping Reform Act -- Co-Sponsorship

The Ocean Shipping Reform Act would put in place common sense reforms to address long-standing issues in the maritime shipping industry, which have been further highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Shipping Act has not been updated in more than twenty years; however, the industry has changed significantly in that time. The law needs to be updated to reflect 21st century global maritime trade. NRF POSITION: SUPPORT

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Senate Sec. 301 Tariff Exclusion Process Letter -- Co-Signers

Senators Portman and Carper led a bipartisan effort to urge the U.S. Trade Representative to establish a comprehensive, fair, and transparent
exclusion process under Section 301 of the Trade Act. This process will allow U.S. retailers, producers, manufacturers, and importers to request relief, on a case-by-
case basis, from all Section 301 tariffs on imports from China. Click here to read the letter. NRF POSITION: SUPPORT.

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