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September 18, 2014

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) came out in support of reform of the National Labor Relations Board. 

RILA VP government affairs Kelly Kolb issued a statement in support in response to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introducing the NLRB Reform Act to the United States Senate. 

May 7, 2013

The U.S. Senate on late Monday approved the long-debated Internet sales tax proposal, known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, by a bipartisan vote of 69 to 27.

The U.S. Senate on late Monday approved the long-debated Internet sales tax proposal, known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, by a bipartisan vote of 69 to 27. The Obama administration has already endorsed the bill, but before it can become law it must be approved by the House, where Republicans are split on the bill.

August 1, 2012

An opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) has prompted the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) to issue a point-by-point refutation of the essay, entitled “No Internet Taxation without Representation.” 

April 2, 2012

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky,), speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate on tornado relief efforts last month, singled out several lumberyards and home-improvement retailers for their assistance in the aftermath of last month’s tornados. 

April 5, 2011

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) praised the actions of the United States Senate for passing the crucial 1099 Repeal Legislation. The Senate passed H.R.4, the Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act without changing anything in the House-passed bill. 

The bill now goes to the desk of President Obama.

October 31, 2010

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October 27, 2010

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October 1, 2008

As the U.S. Senate finished their deliberations on the bailout bill, Newt Gingrich shared his...

July 24, 2008

Sales of newly built single-family homes dipped 0.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate...

April 13, 2008

On April 1, the day the U.S. Senate formally acknowledged the housing crisis, a large...

February 7, 2008

Reform to the two main government-sponsored lending organizations has been a topic of debate in...