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Labor and Health Care
NACS is dedicated to working with congressional leaders on labor and health-care issues so retailers can control their costs and not have to make the choice between offering benefits and hiring new employees. 

 

Menu Labeling
Providing consumers with the nutrition information they want can be a positive development, but it must allow for sufficient flexibility to allow diverse types of businesses to comply.

 

Motor Fuels
The convenience and fuel retailing industry sells 80% of the motor fuels in the United States.  

 

Payments Security
The convenience and fuel retailing industry conducts over 160 million transactions per day, and the majority of payments are made using credit or debit cards. NACS is a vocal advocate on Capitol Hill for strong payments and data security.

 

SNAP
It is critical that Congress and the Obama Administration understand the important role convenience stores in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

 

Swipe Fees
NACS has been actively engaged in a variety of related issues such as outrageous interchange fees (also known as "swipe fees"), unfair credit card operating rules and other issues relating to data security.

 

Taxes
Convenience store retailers face a complex and fluid tax environment. As Congress considers comprehensive tax reform legislation, NACS will continue to ensure that policymakers recognize the various tax provisions that convenience retailers utilize to create jobs and help provide lower cost goods to their customers.

 

Tobacco
Tobacco products are among the most regulated products that convenience stores sell.

 

Other Issues
Convenience and fuel retailers are subject to a large number of other legislative and regulatory initiatives, and NACS works to ensure that their interests on these issues are well represented. ​​

 
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 Make Your Voice Heard

 

The NACS grassroots website — nacsonline.com/grassroots — is your first stop in taking action for your business and your industry. From the site, you can learn more about your members of Congress and access ready-to-send, issue-specific letters to send to them on key industry issues.

View our Advocacy Resources

  • Grassroots Guide
  • NACS Government Relations Conference
  • Issues Briefing Guide
  • Friends of NACS
  • NACSPAC: A Critical Mission
  • Take Action Checklist
  • Congressional Scorecard
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