Frelinghuysen Proud to be Named "Hero of Main Street"

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen has been named a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation (NRF) for his work “to encourage a vibrant, sustained and healthy retail sector.” 

“The fight for jobs in America, including retail jobs, is an everyday struggle against higher taxes, overbearing and unnecessary regulations and stifling bureaucracy,” said Frelinghuysen.  “Our businesses want government to get out of their way and I am proud to stand with the NRF

Rep. Frelinghuysen has been named a “Hero of Main Street” since 2013.

“This bipartisan group of lawmakers has shown that they care about retailers big and small and value the role these businesses play in communities across the country,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “We appreciate their advocacy on behalf of a thriving Main Street, their support for the long-term growth of the retail industry, and their recognition of retail’s role as a catalyst for continued growth and opportunity for our nation’s economy.”

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 including international trade, infrastructure investment, tax reform and labor issues.  

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. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.