National Retail Federation Honors Senator Lankford as “Hero of Main Street”

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK –Senator James Lankford (R-OK) was recognized by the National Retail Federation as a “Hero of Main Street.”

“Retailers and consumers are feeling good about the state of the US economy, and a big part of that is the result of lawmakers who have made economic growth and job creation a top priority,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “As a Hero of Main Street, Senator Lankford truly understands that the decisions made in Washington have a real impact on local businesses and communities across the country.”

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.

Lankford chairs the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform and Federal Management. As chairman, he introduced several commonsense regulatory improvement bills to improve the process of how regulations are made by facilitating greater transparency and accountability in the federal rulemaking process. He also introduced the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act to require federal agencies to analyze the full impact of proposed regulation on small businesses before the rule takes effect.