01
Jun

“BAT would cost the average family up to $1,700 in the first year”

As chairman of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, Houston-area Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady is leading efforts in Congress to make our nation’s outdated and overly complex tax code competitive in the global economy. Brady’s “Better Way” tax reform plan lives up to its name in many ways. It would eliminate most special-interest […]

16
May

Tell Congress to Protect Debit Swipe Fee Reform!

We need your help to preserve debit swipe fee reforms. Please urge your Congressional Representative to oppose efforts by the big banks to repeal the debit swipe fee reforms, which would limit competition and double debit swipe fees for retailers. Repeal would cost our industry and our customers over $6 billion a year. In 2010, […]

31
Mar

Texas Retailers oppose Border Adjustment Tax

The Texas Retailers Association is leading a charge against the Boarder Adjustment Tax – a segment of the House GOP’s tax reform plan – arguing that the “ill-conceived effort” would hurt consumers and retailers. Thursday the group announced the official Texas launch of the Americans for Affordable Products coalition, a collection of more than 400 companies, groups and associations […]

27
Mar

Texas Retail Lobby Day 2017 – 85th Legislative Priorities

Texas Retail Lobby Day is Wednesday, March 29th. The Texas Retailers Association (TRA) has prepared legislative priorities for the 85th Texas Legislature.  Collectively, TRA represents more than 320,000 retail establishments and over 3.5 million jobs across the state. The association supports all levels of Texas retail including grocery stores, chains and single location small businesses. […]

07
Mar

Swipes Fees Hurt Retailers and Consumers

Texas is known for its friendliness, delicious food, honesty, and of course, that everything is bigger and better in the Lone Star State. The grocery industry is no different. Grocers invest in the communities they serve, ensuring quality and affordable food is readily available, while competing openly in a large industry every day to create […]

03
Jan

TRA Announces Legislative Priorities

For Immediate Release January 3, 2017 AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Retailers Association (TRA) has prepared legislative priorities for the 85th Texas Legislature.  Collectively, TRA represents more than 320,000 retail establishments and over 3.5 million jobs across the state. The association supports all levels of Texas retail including grocery stores, chains and single location small […]

15
Dec

NRF “Hero of Main Street” 2016 Award Winners

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25
Oct

Texas Retailers PAC Announces Political Endorsements

Media Contact: Lauren Swetland, lswetland@txretailers.org, 512-472-8261 For Immediate Release October 25, 2016 Texas Retailers PAC Announces Political Endorsements AUSTIN – October 25, 2016 – The Texas Retailers Association’s Political Action Committee (TRAPAC) has announced its endorsements of the following political candidates for the November 2016 general election. TRA represents more than 320,000 retail establishments in […]

21
Oct

Congressman Kevin Brady Named ‘Hero of Main Street’

Conroe, TX – Today the Texas Retailers Association presented Congressman Kevin Brady with the “Hero of Main Street” award from the National Retail Federation for his support of legislation critical to the retail industry. Brady is part of a bi-partisan group honored for their support on a wide range of issues including trade, infrastructure investment, […]