Rep. Peters Named a 2018 Hero of Main Street
September 18, 2018
Earlier this month, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) was named a National Retail Federation 2018 Hero of Main Street, an award given to lawmakers who support policies that encourage innovation and a vibrant retail sector. The American retail sector supports one in four American jobs, and contributes more than $2.5 trillion to our country’s GDP.
“In San Diego, we know that local businesses contribute to our lively economy and employ thousands of our families, friends, and neighbors. During my time in Congress, I’ve worked to empower businesses to innovate and continue to provide opportunities to promote the entrepreneurial spirit. Receiving the Hero of Main Street Award is a great honor, and I will continue to work with organizations like the National Retail Federation to support businesses and their employees across the country.”
Rep. Peters has championed businesses during his entire public service career. During his time in Congress, he has introduced legislation that studies incubators at universities, visited businesses across San Diego, and advocated for changes to protect businesses against excessive lawsuits.