Senator Claire McCaskill Named Hero of Main Street
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill has been named a “Hero of Main Street” by the National Retail Federation in recognition of her support of the retail community’s priorities on international trade, patent reform, health care, tax reform, and workforce policies that work for both employees and employers.
“I’m honored to receive this award,” said McCaskill, a senior member of the Senate Commerce Committee. “American retailers are creating jobs and growing our economy, and I’m going to continue to stand for policies that boost our nation’s retail industry to the benefit of employees and the companies they work for.”
The “Hero of Main Street” award was created by the National Retail Federation in 2013 to recognize members of Congress for support of the workers and businesses in America’s retail industry. Selection criteria includes an analysis of key votes, bill sponsorships and legislative advocacy.
McCaskill has repeatedly gone to bat for Missouri businesses—preventing burdensome regulations on St. Louis-based manufacturer Unico Systems, leading a successful fightagainst unnecessary EPA regulations that would have negatively impacted Ste. Genevieve-based manufacturer Holcim, and recently winning a victory for supermarkets, grocery stores, and similar retail locations by securing a one-year delay in new menu labeling requirements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
(Courtesy of Senator Claire McCaskill Public Relations)