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Heroes of Main Street

Heroes of Main Street Awards

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The ‘Heroes of Main Street’ awards were created by NRF in 2013 to recognize Members of Congress for outstanding support of the retail industry’s public policy priorities. These ‘heroes’ have publicly supported policies and initiatives — defined by NRF — that recognize the important contributions of the retail industry, and have worked to encourage a vibrant, sustained and healthy retail sector.

For more about this award program, contact Meghan Keivel.

2018 RECIPIENTS

NRF proudly recognizes 267 Members of Congress as Heroes of Main Street for their support of the U.S. retail industry and its millions of small businesses. The bipartisan group has shown consistent support for policies that recognize the contributions of the retail industry, and have worked to encourage a "vibrant, sustained and healthy" retail sector.

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2016 RECIPIENTS

NRF proudly recognizes 304 Members of Congress as Heroes of Main Street for their support of the U.S. retail industry and its millions of small businesses. The bipartisan group has shown consistent support for legislation critical to the industry, including trade, infrastructure investment, tax reform and labor relations.

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2015 Recipients

NRF recognized 289 Members of Congress as Heroes of Main Street in 2015 for their support of small business and the U.S. retail industry. The bipartisan group was recognized for its consistent support of legislation critical to the industry, including trade, health care reform, tax reform and labor relations.

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