This strategy is a blueprint for competitiveness that will unleash the economy and manufacturing’s outsized multiplier effect. Importantly, manufacturers’ aspirations—the four goals laid out in the pages that follow—are ones that all Americans who want to maintain our country’s economic advantage can rally around.
Manufacturers Applaud Passage of WRRDA Conference Report
Legislation Will Ensure Critical Investment in Our Nation’s Ports and Waterways
Washington, D.C., 05/20/14 - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement after passage of the conference report to H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014:
“Manufacturers applaud conferees for reaching a bipartisan agreement that led to today’s successful House vote. This agreement enables continued federal investment in our nation’s inland and coastal waterways and begins critical reforms that will enhance delivery of key infrastructure projects.
Infrastructure—whether waterways, roads, rail or airways—is a competitiveness and jobs issue, and our nation needs investments that will keep us globally competitive. Manufacturers will continue to champion improvements to our nation’s infrastructure that help us compete and create jobs.”