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The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

The List 2015

Richard Durbin

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As the 47th U.S. Senator from the State of Illinois and the serving Assistant Democratic Leader, Senator Durbin has worked tirelessly in support of retailers and consumers. Throughout his time serving in the public sector, Senator Durbin has been instrumental in authoring, sponsoring and supporting key legislative efforts involving the retail sector.

Legislation he authored has brought sweeping reform to the fees charged for debit card transactions. The “Durbin Amendment,” a part of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, has resulted in more than $20 billion in savings for merchants and their customers since 2012. Senator Durbin has also been lead Senate Democrat in advocating for e-tax fairness, most recently as original sponsor of the Marketplace Fairness Act.

The “Durbin Amendment” has resulted in more than $20 billion in savings for merchants and their customers since 2012.

NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay — accompanied by Senior Vice Presidents Ellen Davis and David French — visited the Capitol to present Senator Durbin with The List award.