2013 Press Releases

  • 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.

  • Presidents Plan: As EPA Regulations Increase, Jobs Decline

    25 June 2013 | Press Release

    Below is an excerpt of remarks National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons will deliver in a speech today at the Independent Petroleum Association of America's midyear meeting about President Obama's plan to impose more regulations on energy producers through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): –President Obama today revealed his most ambitious regulatory agenda yet, one that would remake the entire U.S. economy. During the campaign, the President regularly touted increasing manufacturing jobs, and he rightly recognized that a strong and vibrant manufacturing sector is key to robust and sustained economic growth and job creation. Unfortunately, under his watch, he seems intent on taking actions that would put manufacturing in the United States out of business.

  • Manufacturers Meet with Policymakers to Find Pro-Growth Solutions for Jobs

    20 June 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., – More than 500 manufacturers have been in Washington, D.C., this week, as part of the NAM's Manufacturing Summit, to urge members of Congress and the Administration to implement pro-manufacturing policies that will help manufacturers grow and create jobs. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. John Larson (D-CT) joined the Summit today to discuss the importance of pro-growth policies to make manufacturers more competitive.

  • Manufacturers: Immigration Reform Is the Fiscally Responsible Choice

    19 June 2013 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) commented that S. 744, the comprehensive immigration reform bill, will reduce the federal budget deficit significantly in its first two decades if it becomes law: –Manufacturers have said consistently that comprehensive immigration reform is the right thing to do–now it's clear that it's also the fiscally responsible thing to do. Those who had claimed cost as an immovable barrier to immigration reform can stand down. We will see our deficit reduced while ensuring that manufacturers have access to the workforce they need to compete in the global marketplace. Hundreds of manufacturers are headed to Capitol Hill today to meet with policymakers, and with the CBO's announcement, their case for comprehensive immigration reform is even stronger.–

  • Making the Right Call for Jobs and the Economy

    18 June 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg offered the following reaction to written testimony that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Jennifer Moyer submitted to the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, indicating the Corps' decision against an all-encompassing programmatic or areawide environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest:

  • Manufacturers: Action Needed to Stop Indias Unfair Trade Practices

    18 June 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is leading a wide range of U.S. business groups to form the Alliance for Fair Trade with India (AFTI) in an effort to urge President Obama to take high-level action against the Government of India for ongoing discriminatory trade practices.

  • Manufacturers Host Outside-In Forum on Immigration Reform

    12 June 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., June 12, 2013 – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) hosted a dual town hall event in Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis, Minn. Cosponsored by Cargill, Microsoft and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, the event brought a real-world perspective of immigration reform's impact to the Beltway from business leaders and local officials who experience it firsthand on a daily basis.

  • Rising Health Care Costs Grow as Top Concern for Manufacturers

    10 June 2013 | Press Release

    According to the second quarter National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers released today, manufacturers' concerns over health care and insurance costs are mounting. In addition, the unfavorable business climate due to taxes and regulation and uncertainties related to the political climate continue to be top concerns for manufacturers. More than half of survey respondents stated they were either not prepared or uncertain about how their firm planned to implement provisions of the Affordable Care Act at the beginning of 2014.

  • Trade and Tax Policy Experts Join the NAM

    06 June 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has added experts on trade and tax issues to its policy and government relations team. Chris Moore has joined as senior director of international business policy and Christina Crooks as director of tax policy.

  • Manufacturers: Broken Sugar Program Is Costing Jobs

    22 May 2013 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement in support of the amendment offered by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) to reform the U.S. Department of Agriculture's sugar program: –The U.S. sugar program is costing domestic manufacturing jobs. The program creates artificially high domestic sugar prices and volatility in the market–resulting in lost jobs and damaged competitiveness for America's food manufacturers. In 2006, the Commerce Department found that for each sugar job saved under the program, three manufacturing jobs are lost. A 2011 report by Iowa State University economists found that the sugar program costs American consumers $3.5 billion annually and sacrifices 20,000 manufacturing jobs.

  • Keystone Bill a Chance for House to Vote for Manufacturing Jobs and Energy

    21 May 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C.- National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement in support of H.R. 3 to approve the Keystone XL pipeline:

  • Manufacturers: LNG Decision a Good First Step, More Is Needed

    17 May 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C. – 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 from the Freeport LNG Terminal in Texas:

  • Manufacturers: Leave Fracking Regulations to the States

    16 May 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued this statement on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposed rule on hydraulic fracturing:

  • Manufacturers: Ports and Waterways in Critical Need of Repair

    14 May 2013 | Press Release

    NAM Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued a statement urging support for the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA) under consideration in the Senate.

  • Manufacturers Win in Fight Against NLRB Overreach

    07 May 2013 | Press Release

    Manufacturers Win in Fight Against NLRB OverreachWill Remain Vigilant Against Future Steps to Undermine the American Workplace National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.