MacArthur Named "Hero of Main Street" by National Retail Federation for Pro-Business Record
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom MacArthur today announced that he has been named a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation (NRF), in recognition of his unwavering dedication to the small business community and American entrepreneurs across New Jersey and the United States.
“Congressman Tom MacArthur 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,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Congressman MacArthur is an advocate for his thriving Main Street and to the long-term growth the retail industry -- our nation’s largest job creators and the catalyst for continued growth and opportunity for our nation’s economy.”
“Main Street is where you find both the heart of America and the engine that drives our economy,” said Congressman MacArthur. “Washington needs to be reminded that bureaucrats don’t create jobs – small businesses do. Our job in Congress is to rein in the costly and often unnecessary regulations that are crushing our job creators, and ensure government serves as a catalyst – not a barrier – to business growth.”
The “Hero of Main Street” award recognizes Members of Congress who demonstrate a consistent commitment to economic growth and pro-small business policy initiatives, through their votes on key issues including trade, tax reform, and healthcare reform. Congressman MacArthur has served as an outspoken advocate for small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country, supporting key legislation such as the REINS Act (H.R. 427) and SCRUB Act (H.R. 1155), to protect businesses from overregulation and introduce accountability into Washington’s regulatory system.
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.