Washington, D.C.— This week, Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12) was honored with the National Retail Federation’s “Heroes of Main Street” award for his pro-jobs voting record in support of small businesses and retailers on a host of issues, including trade, health care, and tax reform.


“I am honored to be recognized by the National Retail Federation with the ‘Heroes of Main Street’ award for my work in helping small businesses in Southern Illinois,” said Rep. Bost.  “As a small business owner myself, I know these folks are the life-blood of our economy.  That’s why I will continue my work to fight the job-killing tax hikes and Washington overregulation that halts business expansion and entrepreneurship.  That’s the only way we’re going to put many of our residents looking for jobs back to work.”


“NRF’s Heroes of Main Street have shown through their voting records that they care about retailers, big and small, and value the role these businesses play in communities around the country,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay.  “By backing our policy priorities, they show their commitment to a prosperous Main Street and to the long-term growth of retail—our nation’s largest private-sector employer.”


The “Heroes of Main Street” award is based on key votes, bill sponsorship and advocacy to advance the industry’s priorities.  NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association.