Retail lobby backs anti-ObamaCare bill

The National Retail Federation supports the bill and will count the vote toward its scorecard for lawmakers.

“We have repeatedly voiced concern about the effect of the employer mandate penalties on retail and chain restaurant jobs and job growth. We have also expressed concern about the rapidly diminishing amount of time to come into compliance with the ACA," NRF Senior Vice President David French wrote in a letter to Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerSudan sanctions spur intense lobbying OPINION | GOP's 7-year ObamaCare blood oath ends in failure A simple fix to encourage bipartisanship in the House MORE (R-Ohio)

The National Federation of Independent Business has also endorsed the bill, which is expected to pass.