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.
Agreement on Highway Funding Prevents Damaging Economic Impact
Manufacturers Call for Policymakers to Deliver Long-Term Solution
Washington, D.C., 08/01/14 - Following Senate passage of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (H.R. 5021), National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement praising Congress for arriving at a bipartisan solution to temporarily fund the Highway Trust Fund:
“In passing legislation to address the anticipated Highway Trust Fund shortfall, the House and Senate have taken an important step to provide manufacturers with a stable and reliable source of infrastructure funding for the next several months. As a result, uncertainty impacting 700,000 jobs at nearly 100,000 construction sites across the United States has been avoided. Manufacturers appreciate policymakers’ commitment to preventing this damaging impact to our economy.
With the immediate danger of a bankrupt Highway Trust Fund addressed, it is critical that members of the House and Senate begin the hard work of delivering a long-term solution that will prevent us from reaching the brink again. Infrastructure is essential to a strong manufacturing sector, and the NAM will continue to work with Congress and the Obama Administration to ensure that it is a national priority.”To view the NAM’s Key Vote letter, click here.