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Lance Named A “Hero of Main Street”

Lance visits local employers to hear first-hand what tools they need from Washington to create jobs and build vibrant retail in local communities

Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) has been named a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation for his voting record in support of small business, their employees and the building of the Nation’s retail industry. 

“Main Streets across our Nation, like the one right here in Flemington, are the fabric of American industry and commerce.  I am honored to have been recognized by the National Retail Federation but the hard work of creating jobs and maintaining vibrant American retail belongs to the small business owners and their employees who create, invent, design, craft and cook the products and services that keep our Nation running.  My job is to hear from them and vote to empower these small businesses to hire, expand and deliver for their communities,” said Lance, Vice-Chair of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade.    

“The National Retail Federation 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, like Congressman Leonard Lance, who have consistently supported a pro-economic growth policy agenda to ensure a thriving Main Street and a healthy and vibrant retail sector in New Jersey.”

The National Retail Federation recognized lawmakers who support small business and the U.S. retail industry, the Nation’s largest private sector employer. Lance was recognized for his consistent support of the retail industry’s top public policy priorities including patent reform, restoring the 40-hour work week, reforming ObamaCare and his work on the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee, which is dedicated to boosting job creation in the U.S.  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.

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