The Combating Organized Retail Crime Act of 2023 has been introduced in the US House of Representatives. In response, National Retail Federation (NRF) Senior Vice President of Government Relations David French issued the following statement:
“Organized retail crime remains a persistent threat to the retail industry, accounting for more than $94.5 billion in losses in 2021. These sophisticated crimes permeate the entire retail ecosystem, impacting consumers, employees, and communities nationwide.
“While retailers remain vigilant in the fight against ORC, federal support like the Combating Organized Retail Crime Act of 2023 is needed to level the playing field with additional resources and coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
“We commend Representatives Ken Buck, R-Colo.; Dave Joyce, R-Ohio; Susie Lee, D-Nev.; and Dina Titus, D-Nev. for their leadership to move this important legislation one step closer to becoming law.”
This legislation is the House companion to S.140, introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., last week.