2016 Press Releases

  • Manufacturers Challenge Overtime Rule

    20 September 2016 | Press Release

    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued a statement after the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) filed suit against the Department of Labor on the newly updated overtime rule.

  • Manufacturers: U.N. Proposal Threatens Innovation, Lifesaving Medicines

    14 September 2016 | Press Release | Author: Jennifer Drogus

    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement on a report from the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines that contains intellectual property (IP) proposals that, if implemented, would undermine the ability of innovative manufacturers to be able to support critical research and development projects, impacting our ability to address global health challenges.

  • New Survey Results: Regulations, Health Care Costs Manufacturers’ Top Concerns

    14 September 2016 | Press Release | Author: Jennifer Drogus

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released the results of its third quarter 2016 Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, showing concerns over rising health care costs and regulatory compliance top the list of barriers to growth for manufacturers.

  • President Obama Has Crossed the Line

    09 September 2016 | Press Release

    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement after the Obama administration moved to halt construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.

  • Business Leaders: Fully Functioning Ex-Im Bank Vital to Our Competitiveness

    08 September 2016 | Press Release | Author: Jennifer Drogus

    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued a statement urging Congress to move legislation, as part of the upcoming Continuing Resolution, that would allow the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank to consider and act on all transactions immediately.

  • Timmons: Politics’ Corrosive Effect on Jobs Has Gone Too Far

    02 September 2016 | Press Release

    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ release of the August jobs numbers.

  • Blacklisting Regulation Epitomizes Dangerous Rulemaking

    23 August 2016 | Press Release

    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement after the Department of Labor and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council finalized the “blacklisting” regulation.

  • Timmons: Isolationist Rhetoric Won’t Create More Manufacturing Jobs, but the Right Policies Will

    05 August 2016 | Press Release | Author: Jennifer Drogus

    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ July jobs numbers.

  • Timmons: Chamber’s Josten Set Standard for Effective Lobbying

    25 July 2016 | Press Release

    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement after the announcement of the retirement of R. Bruce Josten from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

  • Manufacturers Score Win in Microsoft Case

    14 July 2016 | Press Release

    Today, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a troubling lower court decision holding that the government can use a search warrant issued in the United States under the Stored Communications Act to gain access to digital content owned by a non-U.S. customer and located outside of the United States.

  • OSHA Delay on Injury and Illness Rule a Major Win for Manufacturers

    13 July 2016

    One day after the filing of a memorandum and emergency motion by the Manufacturers Center for Legal Action (MCLA) seeking to enjoin the implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new injury and illness rule, the Department of Labor announced a delay in enforcement of the new rule until November 1, 2016.

  • Timmons Hails USTR Announcement on China

    13 July 2016 | Press Release | Author: Jennifer Drogus

    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement on the announcement by the office of the U.S. Trade Representative that the United States is launching a World Trade Organization (WTO) case challenging China’s export duties on nine raw materials, all of which are widely used by manufacturers in the United States.

  • Manufacturers: OSHA Lacks Statutory Authority on Injury and Illness Rule

    08 July 2016 | Press Release

    NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued a statement announcing the Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) challenge to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) injury and illness rule in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

  • Timmons: Our Economy Isn’t Creating Jobs Fast Enough

    08 July 2016 | Press Release

    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement after the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ release of the June jobs numbers.

  • ICYMI: Section 385 Regulations to Have Significant Negative Impact on Manufacturers

    07 July 2016 | Press Release | Author: Jennifer Drogus

    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue issued a joint statement calling on the Senate to act to restore a quorum to the Board of Directors of the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank.