Congressman Blum Named ‘Hero of Main Street’

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Washington, DC, May 24, 2016 | comments

Today, the National Retail Federation announced that Representative Rod Blum has received the “Hero of Main Street” award for his support of legislation critical to the retail industry. Congressman Blum is part of a bipartisan group honored for their work to support Main Street businesses across America on of a wide range of issues.

“I am honored to receive this recognition from the National Retail Federation for my work to reignite our economy and support of common sense policies that help our businesses thrive,” said Congressman Blum. “As a career small businessman I know just how difficult dealing with the federal government can be, and I will continue to be an advocate for the Main Street businesses that are the backbone of our economy."

“Congressman Blum 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 Blum 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.”

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.

Rod Blum is the Republican Congressman in Iowa’s 1st District. He is a member of the Budget and Oversight & Government Reform Committees.

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