U.S. Congress

EMV Credit Cards “Overwhelming” for Small Retailers


Washington–A gift shop owner told Congress today that making the change to chip-and-signature credit cards has been “overwhelming” … [Read more...]

Retailers Tell Congress: EMV Cards Without PIN Provide “No Significant Benefits”

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Washington– The National Retail Federation and other trade organizations today told Congress that new chip-and-signature credit … [Read more...]

Retailers Enthused over News of TPP Agreement


Washington—Retail trade associations were quick to applaud a deal reach among the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries … [Read more...]

Retailers, Trade Associations Applaud TPA Vote in the House


Washington—Retailers and industry trade associations today lauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a new Trade … [Read more...]

NRF Applauds JCPenney’s Congressional Testimony on Patent Trolls


Washington—The NRF congratulated today JCPenney for its testimony in front of a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on … [Read more...]

Trade Associations: Congress Must Resolve Online Sales Tax Disparity


Washington--The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from Senior Vice President for Government … [Read more...]

West Coast Ports to Close for 4 Days Amid New Calls for Obama to Intercede in Talks


Los Angeles and Washington—As the crucial West Coast ports—which handle more than $1 trillion of imported goods each year—prepare … [Read more...]

Retailers Tell Congress of Supply Chain Challenges at U.S. Ports


Washington—With Valentine’s Day only days away, there’s no love letters being sent to President Obama, negotiators in the West … [Read more...]

Stagnant West Coast Port Talks Raises Specter of a Shutdown


Los Angeles—Fears that a slowdown, or even a shutdown, of the 29 West Coast ports where half of U.S. maritime trade and more than … [Read more...]

Retailers Reiterate Support for Federal Data Breach Notification Standard


Washington—The effects of this morning’s blizzard may be chief on the minds of many retailers in the Northeast, but once again … [Read more...]

Retailers Say Obama State of the Union Proposals May “Open the Door”


Washington–As the nation awaits to hear President Obama’s agenda for the next year in his annual State of the Union address to the … [Read more...]

Broad Merchant Coalition Urges Passage of Comprehensive Breach Notification Legislation


Washington—The next Congress, one dominated by the Republican Party in both houses, already has some items on their agenda—at the … [Read more...]