Lance Named ‘Hero of Main Street’
FLEMINGTON, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) has been named a ‘Hero of Main Street’ by the National Retail Federation (NRF) for his pro-business record in Congress. The organization praised Lance for his proactive outreach to the large and small business communities and his votes in Congress help workers and consumers.
“Over-regulation, high taxes and mandates from Washington hurt retailers and the ability of consumers to buy affordable goods. That’s why I vote in Washington for policies that enable retailers to expand and hire, to obtain capital and pursue big ideas and for American workers to keep and spend more of what they earn,” said Lance.
National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay praised Lance’s record. “Congressman Lance has shown through his support that he cares about retailers big and small, and values the role these businesses play in communities across the country. Congressman Lance is an advocate for a thriving Main Street and the long-term growth of the retail industry -- our nation’s largest job creators and the catalyst for continued growth and opportunity for our nation’s economy.”
Lance was specifically cited for voting for lower taxes, energy policies that drives prices down on businesses and consumers, bringing transparency to trade deals and infrastructure investment. 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. Retail is the Nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans and contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP.