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WASHINGTON –The National Retail Federation (NRF), the world’s largest retail trade association, recognized U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) with its ‘Hero of Main Street’ award for his support of retail industry priorities such as international trade, patent reform, health care, tax reform and workforce policies.
“NRF’s Heroes of Main Street have shown through their voting records that they care about retailers, big and small, and value the role these businesses play in communities around the country,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “By backing our policy priorities, Senator Boozman shows his commitment to a prosperous Main Street and to the long-term growth of retail - our nation’s largest private-sector employer.”
“Retail supports more than 350,000 Arkansas jobs. This is an important industry to our state’s economy. I am honored to receive this award and I am committed to promoting policies that create an environment that allows these businesses to grow,” Boozman said.
The Hero of Main Street award was created by NRF in 2013 to recognize members of Congress for support of the retail industry’s public policy priorities. Award eligibility is based on key votes, bill sponsorship and advocacy to advance the industry’s priorities. NRF represents 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.