Washington, D.C. Mayor Gray Vetoes LRAA

Sept. 17, 2013 -- Mayor Gray has chosen jobs, economic development and common sense over special interests – and that's good news for D.C. residents.

Now that this discriminatory legislation is behind us, we will move forward on our first stores in our nation's capital.

We look forward to finishing the work we started in the city almost three years ago: a plan to bring more jobs, shopping options and fresh food choices to Washington, D.C. residents. 

We recognize there is a broader conversation happening in this country about jobs and opportunity and we want to be part of the solution. Retail is one of the few industries that has jobs at all levels and ongoing advancement opportunities.

We stand ready to work with government, businesses and others to help create more good jobs and strengthen the pathway to the middle class and beyond.

-- Steven Restivo, Senior Director at Walmart