2013 Press Releases

  • Pritzker Nomination Good for Businesses and Manufacturing

    02 May 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement on the nomination of Penny Pritzker for secretary of commerce:

  • Manufacturers: Lack of Action Leads to Inadequate Growth

    26 April 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Chief Economist Chad Moutray released the following statement on the lower-than-expected first-quarter GDP report:

  • Manufacturers: Wyden-Murkowski Act Would Limit Political Speech

    23 April 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement on the Follow the Money Act introduced today by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK):

  • Manufacturers: Disappointing Court Ruling on Mingo Logan Case Will Hurt Economy

    23 April 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Litigation and Deputy General Counsel Quentin Riegel released this statement regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit's ruling on the Mingo Logan Coal Company v. EPA case regarding the Section 404(c) discharge permit, which the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effectively revoked:

  • Manufacturers: Energy Efficiency is Key to Our Nations Energy Future

    18 April 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., – Manufacturers are leading the way in innovating and developing new products to make our nation more energy efficient while reducing costs for businesses and families. National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons today joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) as they introduced bipartisan legislation, The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, S.1000, which will help spur the use of energy efficiency technologies for commercial, industrial and residential use, creating jobs in the process.

  • Industry Appeals to Supreme Court to Stop EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations

    18 April 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C. – Today a large industry coalition filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulation of greenhouse gases. National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released this statement on behalf of the coalition on today's appeal:

  • Manufacturers: Cybersecurity Held at the Highest-Priority Level

    17 April 2013 | Press Release

    The National Association of Manufacturers today announced that it would key vote in support of H.R. 624, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Manufacturers have made cybersecurity a primary focus and have worked with members on both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate to develop legislation that will protect the United States from increasing cyber threats.

  • Manufacturers Applaud Senators for Immigration Reform Plan

    17 April 2013 | Press Release

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) welcomed bipartisan legislation released today by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Dick Durbin (D-IL). This comprehensive framework addresses all aspects of immigration critical to manufacturers. While manufacturers are still reviewing the language, the proposal is a thoughtful and positive step that addresses the real reforms necessary for the United States to succeed. For manufacturers, this means fixing our broken system in a way that strengthens our economy and grows our workforce without displacing American workers. –This country depends on a strong manufacturing economy, and a strong manufacturing economy relies on a top-notch workforce,– said Caterpillar Inc. Chairman and CEO and NAM Board Chair Doug Oberhelman. –In today's competitive global marketplace, small and large manufacturers in the United States need workers at every skill level. That is why you see more manufacturers than ever before engaging on this issue. Immigration reform needs to work for manufacturers and our employees, not against us.– The plan announced today contains all of the main pillars needed to move forward, including recognition of status for those living in the United States, increased access to the highly skilled individuals who drive research and production, a new program to address future workforce needs for differing skill levels, a more robust verification system and increased border security. As this plan moves through the legislative process, the NAM will continue to engage on these key components to ensure manufacturers' concerns are addressed. –There is momentum behind this reform because it is desperately needed not only to make the United States more competitive, but also because it is the right thing to do,– said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. –The senators in the Gang of Eight have shown leadership and perseverance. In meetings with them, we have stressed manufacturers' needs, and we look forward to providing further input as the final bill is perfected. This is only the beginning, but we are on the right track and moving forward.–

  • Manufacturers: Japans Move on TPP Raises the Stakes

    12 April 2013 | Press Release

    NAM Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey issued a statement after the United States and Japan announced an agreement to allow Japan to enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks.

  • Manufacturers Outline Goals for Successful EU Trade Agreement Negotiations

    27 March 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C. - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons sent a letter today to President Obama outlining goals for negotiations of the trade agreement with the European Union (EU) to make manufacturers in the United States more globally competitive and create jobs. Manufacturers have long supported formal negotiations with the EU on an agreement that will lower tariff and regulatory barriers and costs of transatlantic trade. In addition, manufacturers are urging the Administration and Congress to work together to renew Trade Promotion Authority for the President.

  • Hochbergs Continued Outstanding Ex-Im Bank Leadership Offers Manufacturers Certainty in Uncertain Times

    22 March 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., March 22, 2013 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement regarding President Obama's announcement that Fred Hochberg has been nominated for a second term to serve as chairman and president of the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank:

  • Manufacturers: Budgets Must Be Rooted in Pro Growth Policies

    22 March 2013 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued a statement regarding the ongoing budget debate in the U.S. Senate.

  • NAM Board Member Named to U.S. Manufacturing Council

    19 March 2013 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement after Carlos Cardoso, chairman, president and CEO of Kennametal Inc., and NAM Board member, was appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Commerce's U.S. Manufacturing Council. The Council, made up of 30 members from various industries, advises the secretary of commerce on all matters relating to manufacturing. Manufacturing Institute Board member and GenMet Corp. President Mary Isbister

  • Manufacturers Urge Protection of Medicare Part D in Budget Negotiations

    19 March 2013 | Press Release

    Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) led a national coalition of manufacturers, patients, health care providers and seniors in a letter to congressional leaders urging that Congress preserve Medicare Part D in its current, successful form. Proposals have been offered to allow the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to intervene in price negotiations, which would undermine the efficiency and success of Part D.

  • Manufacturers: Expanding Markets Will Create Economic Growth

    15 March 2013 | Press Release

    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement after Japan announced it will seek to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.