America’s essential businesses face the threat of unfounded lawsuits related to COVID-19. It is critical that Congress pass legislation providing liability protections to businesses who took measures to slow the spread of the virus.
The threat of cyber theft and data breaches is real and affects every business and all consumers. In response to the proliferation of highly publicized data breaches, such as Equifax, Congress is working on data breach legislation.
With the White House, Congress and many states rushing to electrify the transportation system, policymakers in Washington continue to push for increased incentives for electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
The convenience and fuel retailing industry sells 80% of the motor fuels in the United States.
NACS is dedicated to working with congressional leaders on labor and healthcare issues so retailers can control their costs and not have to make the choice between offering benefits and hiring new employees.
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.
Lottery sales are best served in brick and mortar retailers. NACS supports the Department of Justice decision to revert back to its long-held precedent.
In the convenience store and fuel retailing industry, the major threat is credit card fraud and theft. Legislation involving data breach notification and data standards impacts retailers who pay for most of the fraud that occurs on payment cards today.
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Despite defeating repeated efforts to overturn the prohibition of commercial services, including EV charging, at Interstate rest areas, some policymakers continue to push for removing the ban or exempting certain commercial activities, such as EV charging, from this policy.
It is critical that Congress and the Administration understand the important role convenience stores in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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.
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 products are among the most regulated products that convenience stores sell.