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February 14, 2013

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) applauded reintroduction of federal legislation introduced today that closes the decades-old loophole that gives special treatment to online-only retailers.

Arlington, Va. -- The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) applauded reintroduction of federal legislation introduced today that closes the decades-old loophole that gives special treatment to online-only retailers.

March 15, 2011

In response to legislation introduced on Tuesday by Montana senator Jon Tester to reopen critical reforms of the debit payments market, the Retail Industry Leaders Association issued the following statement:

Arlington, Va. -- In response to legislation introduced on Tuesday by Montana senator Jon Tester to reopen critical reforms of the debit payments market, the Retail Industry Leaders Association issued the following statement:

“Despite the American people’s repeated disapproval of bank bailouts, the Tester bill is just that, this time at the expense of retailers and their consumers,” said Katherine Lugar, executive VP for public affairs, RILA.

December 17, 2010

The Retail Industry Leaders Association said Friday that it applauds the final passage of a bipartisan agreement for extending critical individual and business taxes.

Arlington, Va. -- The Retail Industry Leaders Association said Friday that it applauds the final passage of a bipartisan agreement for extending critical individual and business taxes.

December 16, 2010

The Retail Industry Leaders Association said Thursday that the Federal Reserve’s proposed rule on swipe reform is a step in the right direction.

Arlington, Va. -- The Retail Industry Leaders Association said Thursday that the Federal Reserve’s proposed rule on swipe reform is a step in the right direction.

“Although Federal Reserve’s proposal is not entirely conclusive, it does validate the long-held claims of merchants and consumers that the electronic payments market is broken and needs to be fixed,” said Katherine Lugar, RILA executive VP for public affairs.