2013 Press Releases

  • Court Upholds NAM Victory Over NLRB Overreach

    04 September 2013 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit refused the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) request to allow a rehearing of the NAM's victory over the NLRB's –posting requirement– rule issued by the court earlier this year.

  • Manufacturers Launch Radio Ads in Support of Immigration Reform

    07 August 2013 | Press Release

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) launched a significant radio ad buy today in key media markets as part of the organization's continued efforts to enact commonsense immigration reform. The 60-second spots are currently scheduled to run for two to three weeks. The spots are airing in media markets in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. These radio ads are part of grassroots legislative efforts designed to educate the public and encourage listeners to call their members of Congress to voice their support.

  • NAM Applauds Approval of LNG Export Terminal in Louisiana

    07 August 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued the following statement on the Department of Energy's (DOE) decision to authorize natural gas exports to non–free trade agreement countries from the Lake Charles liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Louisiana: –Manufacturers are pleased to see the DOE grant authorization today to export LNG from the Lake Charles terminal in Louisiana. However, 19 applications remain stuck in bureaucratic limbo at the agency. At the DOE's current pace, these projects could be waiting several years before their applications are even considered. The DOE needs to be more nimble and work through these applications more quickly to give businesses greater certainty.

  • NAM Honors Passing of Former Board Chair Richard E. Dauch

    02 August 2013 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement marking the passing of Richard E. –Dick– Dauch, cofounder and chairman of American Axle & Manufacturing, former NAM Board of Directors chair in 2004 and NAM Board Member since 2000. As part of his tireless advocacy for manufacturing, Dauch authored two books on the industry: American Drive: How Manufacturing Will Save Our Country and Passion for Manufacturing.

  • NAM Commends Bipartisan Congressional Effort Calling for Investigation of Indias Unfair Trade Practices

    02 August 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today commended the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Finance and the House Ways and Means Committees for jointly asking the U.S. International Trade Commission to initiate a Section 332 investigation of the Indian government's trade and industrial policies.

  • Carbon Tax Is Bad Medicine for Recovering Economy

    01 August 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons today voiced strong support for an amendment offered by Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA). The amendment would require congressional approval before the implementation of any rule that imposes a tax on carbon emissions.

  • NAM Supports House Legislation to Rein in Regulations

    31 July 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement in support of H.R. 1582, the Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013: –Manufacturers are facing an onslaught of new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency, ranging from water usage to fuels to greenhouse gas emissions. These regulations will have an enormous impact on the economy and our ability to remain globally competitive.

  • Manufacturers and Unions Agree on Keystone XL

    29 July 2013 | Press Release

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), which represents more than 12 million men and women who make things in the United States, today joined with the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), which represents nearly 500 local union chapters in the United States and Canada, to address recent comments made by President Obama and urge the Administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. This unique partnership is a result of the NAM and LIUNA's strong belief that approval and construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will mean thousands of jobs and economic growth for workers in the United States.

  • Manufacturers: Cybersecurity Means Economic and National Security

    25 July 2013 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Tax, Technology and Domestic Economic Policy Dorothy Coleman testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on behalf of manufacturers in the U.S. regarding –The Partnership Between NIST and the Private Sector: Improving Cybersecurity.– Manufacturers are committed to the protection of intellectual property (IP), sensitive data and national security. In her testimony, Coleman announced the NAM's support for the work undertaken by the committee this year.

  • Manufacturers Support House Coal Ash Bill

    24 July 2013 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement in support of H.R. 2218, the Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013: –Manufacturers face a complex web of burdensome federal regulations that impede competitiveness and economic growth at every turn. This legislation offers a refreshing approach to reducing these burdens.

  • NAM Statement on Ozone Standards Ruling

    23 July 2013 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg released this statement in response to the D.C. Circuit Court ruling on the Environmental Protection Agency's 2008 regulation lowering ozone limits under the Clean Air Act: –While we are disappointed that the court disagreed with our arguments on the 2008 standard, we strongly agree with its decision that further reductions in ozone limits are unnecessary. Though the majority of communities in the United States are at or near attainment under currently implemented standards, continuing to move the goalposts will have substantial negative impacts on the broader economy. These impacts will be damaging particularly for manufacturers and other energy-intensive industries in the United States. We urge the Administration to abandon efforts to change these standards further.–

  • Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Offers a Commonsense Solution for Keeping Manufacturers Competitive

    17 July 2013 | Press Release

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today praised the introduction of H.R. 2708, the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), along with Trade Subcommittee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Ranking Member Charles Rangel (D-NY). Manufacturers of all sizes use the vital tariff suspensions contained in the MTB to obtain raw materials, proprietary inputs and other products that are not available domestically. Unfortunately, manufacturers have been operating without an MTB for nearly 200 days, which has meant higher costs and, in some cases, a reduction in employees' hours and even layoffs.

  • House Vote Offers Glimmer of Hope on Mandate, but Burden Still Looms

    17 July 2013 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement in support of H.R. 2667, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act of 2013: –Since the outset of the Affordable Care Act debate, manufacturers have opposed government health care mandates because ninety-seven percent of NAM members already voluntarily provide health benefits to meet the needs of their employees and their families. The employer mandate will only complicate and threaten these benefits. It is a step in the wrong direction.

  • Manufacturing Community Pushes House Members to Pass Immigration Reform

    11 July 2013 | Press Release

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), along with more than 100 companies and organizations, sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging consideration and passage of comprehensive immigration reform. The letter was sent in conjunction with an NAM –Shopfloor– immigration reform briefing for the House, cohosted by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL). Speaking at the event were manufacturing representatives from Caterpillar, Cargill and Logan's Sausage.

  • Manufacturers: Senate Passage of Immigration Reform Critical to Growing Our Economy

    27 June 2013 | Press Release

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) praised the Senate's passage of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. The bill offers positive solutions for a path to citizenship, manufacturers' workforce needs and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.