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Retailers, small business owners meet with Rep. Amodei to discuss industry

national retail federationThe National Retail Federation and Retail Association of Nevada hosted Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) last week for a roundtable discussion that brought retailers and small businesses together to talk about the industry’s challenges and priorities.

“The retail industry is the largest private sector employer in the United States,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “We need to make sure lawmakers understand how policy issues impact retailers, our employees and our consumers. Facilitating discussions on these important issues is essential to ensuring that retailers, large and small, have a voice in Washington.”

Amodei spoke with local retailers and business owners about the economy, tax reform, immigration, health and labor policy and online sales tax collection.

“When it comes to the key issues of the economy, health care, taxes, and even immigration, local retailers and their employees are really on the front lines,” Amodei said. “I appreciate an opportunity like this roundtable to hear what effect decisions being made in Washington are having on businesses, jobs, and consumers here in Nevada.”

The Retail Roundtable is part of the NRF’s “This is Retail” campaign, which focuses on the industry’s contributions to job creation, community development and innovation.

“Our members are deeply concerned with the Federal issues that will have a significant impact on their ability to hire new employees and keep their doors open,” Retail Association of Nevada Senior Director Lea Tauchen said. “Whether it’s the Affordable Care Act, Federal Unemployment Insurance, or Sequestration, there is no doubt that Congress is engaged on issues that affect us. We appreciate Representative Amodei for taking the time to sit down and explore these issues.”

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