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Local Business Owners Presents Newhouse with ‘Hero of Main Street’ Award in Yakima

October 16, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after being presented the “Hero of Main Street” award by Yakima local business owners Pat and Linda Gilmore on Friday. Rep. Newhouse received the National Retail Federation’s Hero of Main Street award for his support of legislation critical to the retail industry. The Hero of Main Street award was created by NRF in 2013, and eligibility is based on key votes, bill sponsorship and advocacy to advance retailers’ priorities. Recipients have supported policies that recognize the contributions of the retail industry, and have worked to encourage a vibrant, sustained and healthy retail sector.

“Main Street businesses are the pillars of our communities because they provide employment and opportunity to our neighbors,” said Rep. Newhouse. “I’m honored to be named a ‘Hero of Main Street,” and I will continue to support policies that encourage small businesses to hire more workers.”

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. Eligibility is based on NRF’s Retail Opportunity Index, bill sponsorship and advocacy to advance the industry’s priorities. The “heroes” have supported policies and initiatives defined by NRF that recognize the contributions of the retail industry, and have worked to encourage a “vibrant, sustained and healthy” retail sector.