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National Retail Federation Recognizes ‘Heroes of Main Street’
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May 14, 2014

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National Retail Federation Recognizes ‘Heroes of Main Street’
Congressional Awards Announced During National Small Business Week

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 – As part of National Small Business Week, the National Retail Federation today 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.

Below are the award recipients:

Senate

  • Sen. Lamar Alexander
  • Sen. Kelly Ayotte
  • Sen. John Barrasso
  • Sen. Roy Blunt
  • Sen. John Boozman
  • Sen. Richard Burr
  • Sen. Saxby Chambliss
  • Sen. Dan Coats
  • Sen. Thad Cochran
  • Sen. Susan Collins
  • Sen. Bob Corker
  • Sen. Mike Crapo
  • Sen. Joe Donnelly
  • Sen. Mike Enzi
  • Sen. Deb Fischer
  • Sen. Jeff Flake
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham
  • Sen. Orrin Hatch
  • Sen. John Hoeven
  • Sen. Johnny Isakson
  • Sen. Mike Johanns
  • Sen. Angus King
  • Sen. Mark Kirk
  • Sen. Joe Manchin
  • Sen. John McCain
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • Sen. Jerry Moran
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski
  • Sen. Rob Portman
  • Sen. Pat Roberts
  • Sen. Tim Scott
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions
  • Sen. Richard Shelby
  • Sen. John Thune
  • Sen. Mark Warner
  • Sen. Roger Wicker

House of Representatives

  • Rep. Robert Aderholt
  • Rep. Mark Amodei
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann
  • Rep. Spencer Bachus
  • Rep. Ron Barber
  • Rep. Lou Barletta
  • Rep. Andy Barr
  • Rep. Joe Barton
  • Rep. Dan Benishek
  • Rep. Kerry Bentivolio
  • Rep. Ami Bera
  • Rep. Gus Bilirakis
  • Rep. Rob Bishop
  • Rep. Diane Black
  • Rep. Marsha Blackburn
  • Rep. Charles Boustany, Jr.
  • Rep. Kevin Brady
  • Rep. Mo Brooks
  • Rep. Susan Brooks
  • Rep. Paul Broun
  • Rep. Vern Buchanan
  • Rep. Larry Bucshon
  • Rep. Michael Burgess
  • Rep. Ken Calvert
  • Rep. Dave Camp
  • Rep. Eric Cantor
  • Rep. Shelley Moore Capito
  • Rep. John Carter
  • Rep. Bill Cassidy
  • Rep. Steve Chabot
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz
  • Rep. Howard Coble
  • Rep. Mike Coffman
  • Rep. Tom Cole
  • Rep. Chris Collins
  • Rep. Doug Collins
  • Rep. Mike Conaway
  • Rep. Paul Cook
  • Rep. Tom Cotton
  • Rep. Rick Crawford
  • Rep. Ander Crenshaw
  • Rep. Rodney Davis
  • Rep. John Delaney
  • Rep. Suzan DelBene
  • Rep. Jeff Denham
  • Rep. Charlie Dent
  • Rep. Scott DesJarlais
  • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart
  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth
  • Rep. Sean Duffy
  • Rep. John Duncan, Jr.
  • Rep. Jeff Duncan
  • Rep. Renee Ellmers
  • Rep. Blake Farenthold
  • Rep. Stephen Fincher
  • Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick
  • Rep. Chuck Fleischmann
  • Rep. Bill Flores
  • Rep. J. Randy Forbes
  • Rep. Jeff Fortenberry
  • Rep. Virginia Foxx
  • Rep. Trent Franks
  • Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen
  • Rep. Pete Gallego
  • Rep. Cory Gardner
  • Rep. Jim Gerlach
  • Rep. Bob Gibbs
  • Rep. Chris Gibson
  • Rep. Phil Gingrey
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert
  • Rep. Bob Goodlatte
  • Rep. Paul Gosar
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy
  • Rep. Kay Granger
  • Rep. Sam Graves
  • Rep. Tom Graves
  • Rep. Tim Griffin
  • Rep. Morgan Griffith
  • Rep. Brett Guthrie
  • Rep. Ralph Hall
  • Rep. Richard Hanna
  • Rep. Gregg Harper
  • Rep. Andy Harris
  • Rep. Vicky Hartzler
  • Rep. Doc Hastings
  • Rep. Joe Heck
  • Rep. Jeb Hensarling
  • Rep. George Holding
  • Rep. Richard Hudson
  • Rep. Tim Huelskamp
  • Rep. Bill Huizenga
  • Rep. Randy Hultgren
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter
  • Rep. Robert Hurt
  • Rep. Darrell Issa
  • Rep. Lynn Jenkins
  • Rep. Bill Johnson
  • Rep. Sam Johnson
  • Rep. Jim Jordan
  • Rep. Dave Joyce
  • Rep. Mike Kelly
  • Rep. Steve King
  • Rep. Pete King
  • Rep. Jack Kingston
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger
  • Rep. John Kline
  • Rep. Raul Labrador
  • Rep. Doug LaMalfa
  • Rep. Doug Lamborn
  • Rep. Leonard Lance
  • Rep. James Lankford
  • Rep. Tom Latham
  • Rep. Bob Latta
  • Rep. Frank LoBiondo
  • Rep. Billy Long
  • Rep. Frank Lucas
  • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer
  • Rep. Cynthia Lummis
  • Rep. Kenny Marchant
  • Rep. Thomas Marino
  • Rep. Jim Matheson
  • Rep. Kevin McCarthy
  • Rep. Michael McCaul
  • Rep. Patrick McHenry
  • Rep. Buck McKeon
  • Rep. David McKinley
  • Rep. Mark Meadows
  • Rep. Patrick Meehan
  • Rep. Luke Messer
  • Rep. John Mica
  • Rep. Candice Miller
  • Rep. Jeff Miller
  • Rep. Gary Miller
  • Rep. Markwayne Mullin
  • Rep. Mick Mulvaney
  • Rep. Tim Murphy
  • Rep. Randy Neugebauer
  • Rep. Kristi Noem
  • Rep. Richard Nugent
  • Rep. Devin Nunes
  • Rep. Alan Nunnelee
  • Rep. Pete Olson
  • Rep. Steven Palazzo
  • Rep. Erik Paulsen
  • Rep. Steve Pearce
  • Rep. Scott Perry
  • Rep. Collin Peterson
  • Rep. Tom Petri
  • Rep. Robert Pittenger
  • Rep. Joe Pitts
  • Rep. Ted Poe
  • Rep. Mike Pompeo
  • Rep. Bill Posey
  • Rep. Tom Price
  • Rep. Dave Reichert
  • Rep. Jim Renacci
  • Rep. Reid Ribble
  • Rep. Tom Rice
  • Rep. Scott Rigell
  • Rep. Martha Roby
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
  • Rep. Phil Roe
  • Rep. Hal Rogers
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (AL)
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (MI)
  • Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
  • Rep. Todd Rokita
  • Rep. Tom Rooney
  • Rep. Peter Roskam
  • Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
  • Rep. Dennis Ross
  • Rep. Keith Rothfus
  • Rep. Ed Royce
  • Rep. Jon Runyan
  • Rep. Paul Ryan
  • Rep. Matt Salmon
  • Rep. Mark Sanford
  • Rep. Steve Scalise
  • Rep. Aaron Schock
  • Rep. Kurt Schrader
  • Rep. David Schweikert
  • Rep. Austin Scott
  • Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner
  • Rep. Pete Sessions
  • Rep. John Shimkus
  • Rep. Bill Shuster
  • Rep. Mike Simpson
  • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema
  • Rep. Adrian Smith
  • Rep. Chris Smith
  • Rep. Lamar Smith
  • Rep. Jason Smith
  • Rep. Steve Southerland, II
  • Rep. Chris Stewart
  • Rep. Steve Stivers
  • Rep. Marlin Stutzman
  • Rep. Lee Terry
  • Rep. Glenn Thompson
  • Rep. Mac Thornberry
  • Rep. Pat Tiberi
  • Rep. Scott Tipton
  • Rep. Michael Turner
  • Rep. Fred Upton
  • Rep. David Valadao
  • Rep. Ann Wagner
  • Rep. Tim Walberg
  • Rep. Greg Walden
  • Rep. Jackie Walorski
  • Rep. Randy Weber
  • Rep. Daniel Webster
  • Rep. Lynn Westmoreland
  • Rep. Ed Whitfield
  • Rep. Roger Williams
  • Rep. Joe Wilson
  • Rep. Rob Wittman
  • Rep. Frank Wolf
  • Rep. Steve Womack
  • Rep. Rob Woodall
  • Rep. Kevin Yoder
  • Rep. Ted Yoho
  • Rep. Todd Young
  • Rep. Don Young

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 $2.6 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. nrf.com

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