2014 Press Releases

  • New Additions Strengthen NAMs Voice

    04 September 2014 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., September 4, 2014 – The National Association of Manufacturers NAM is growing its stable of experts to advance the manufacturing agenda. Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas, Esq., has joined as vice president of executive communications, Tonya Muse, CAE, will serve as senior director of the Council of Manufacturing Associations CMA, and Laura Ringdahl will serve as director of government relations.

  • NAM: New EPA Ozone Regulations Could Be Costliest in U.S. History

    31 July 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., July 31, 2014 – A new study by NERA Economic Consulting and commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers NAM reveals that a more stringent ozone standard from the Obama Administration could reduce GDP by $270 billion per year and carry a compliance price tag of $2.2 trillion from 2017 to 2040, increasing energy costs and placing millions of jobs at risk. At this price, the NAM estimates that it would be the most expensive regulation the U.S. government has ever issued.

  • NAM Report Shows China, Other Countries Significantly Outpacing the U.S. Export-Import Bank

    29 July 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., July 29, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons joined small and medium-sized manufacturers from across the country today to release a new report, titled –The Global Export Credit Dimension,– that documents the massive size and growth of foreign export credit activity around the world. As explained in the NAM's new policy brief, –Forfeiting Opportunity,– the findings of this report make the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank Ex-Im Bank even more critical to support exports, manufacturing and jobs.

  • Manufacturers and Suppliers Will Suffer if Congress Fails to Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank

    25 July 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Pittsburgh, Pa., July 25, 2014 – At a roundtable discussion convened today by the National Association of Manufacturers NAM and featuring Westinghouse Electric Company and Holtec International Corporation, business leaders urged Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Ex-Im Bank, which is critical to hundreds of Pennsylvania companies and thousands of workers to grow sales overseas in a highly competitive global economy.

  • Manufacturers Applaud Leadership Among a Majority of Nations Governors

    15 July 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., July 15, 2014 – The National Association of Manufacturers NAM today applauded the 31 governors from Delaware to Washington in their efforts urging Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Ex-Im Bank. In their letter, the governors urged Congress to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank before its expiration on September 30.

  • Manufacturers: House Legislation Important Next Step in Providing Stable and Reliable Infrastructure

    15 July 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., July 15, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers NAM Vice President of Infrastructure, Legal and Regulatory Policy Rosario Palmieri released a statement after House passage of H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014.

  • House Moves to Make Investment Incentive a Permanent Part of the Tax Code

    11 July 2014 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., July 11, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers NAM Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Dorothy Coleman issued this statement after the House passed H.R. 4718, legislation to make permanent 50 percent expensing, also known as –bonus depreciation.

  • House Sends Important Skills Gap Legislation to Presidents Desk

    10 July 2014 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., July 9, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers NAM Vice President of Human Resources Policy Joe Trauger issued this statement after House passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act H.R. 803 with overwhelming bipartisan support.

  • As Negotiating Deadline Looms for West Coast Ports, Economic Trouble on Horizon

    26 June 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2014 – As negotiations continue for a new contract agreement covering 13,600 dockworkers at 30 ports stretching from San Diego, Calif., to Bellingham, Wash., a new study shows the U.S. economy could lose as much as $2.5 billion a day if a prolonged West Coast port shutdown occurs. The study, conducted by the National Association of Manufacturers NAM and the National Retail Federation NRF by economists at the Interindustry Forecasting Project at the University of Maryland, found that the economic repercussions of a port closure would grow with time.

  • Timmons Says Ex-Im Bank Critical to Growing U.S. Manufacturing

    25 June 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement in support of the reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import Ex-Im Bank: –The debate over the future of the Ex-Im Bank comes down to whether we want products manufactured in the United States by American workers to win sales overseas, or whether we want our foreign competitors and their workers to take this business.

  • Senate Responds to Manufacturers Call to Address Skills Gap

    25 June 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., June 25, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers NAM Vice President of Human Resources Policy Joe Trauger issued this statement after passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act H.R. 803 by a resounding vote of 95–3.

  • NAM Applauds SCOTUS Ruling on EPAs GHG Regulations

    23 June 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., June 23, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued this statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling striking down the Environmental Protection Agency's EPA –Tailoring Rule– and holding that the EPA does not have the power to require burdensome new permits for greenhouse gas GHG emissions for all stationary sources: –Today is a victory for the integrity of our regulatory process and rational limits on executive power.

  • NAM and U.S. Chamber Rally Hundreds for Export-Import Bank

    23 June 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2014 – The National Association of Manufacturers NAM and U.S. Chamber of Commerce today gave voice to the more than 200,000 employees at 3,400 companies who depend on the U.S. Export-Import Ex-Im Bank by announcing a coalition focused on protecting jobs and competitiveness and urging Congress to act swiftly to reauthorize the bank before its charter lapses on September 30. Among the first steps taken by the coalition is the release of a letter from more than 800 companies and associations of all sizes showing the tremendous breadth and depth of support for the effort.

  • Message for Capitol Hill: Lack of MTB Hurting Manufacturers Competitiveness

    17 June 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., June 17, 2014 – Manufacturers from across the country left their shop floors today to be on Capitol Hill to deliver a clear message to lawmakers: Passage of bipartisan Miscellaneous Tariff Bill MTB legislation is long overdue. The MTB would lower taxes on U.S. job creators by eliminating or reducing import duties on hundreds of raw materials and intermediate products that are not available in the United States. Manufacturers also highlighted the economic harm that has been done due to the expiration of the MTB more than 530 days ago. By letting the MTB expire, Congress has raised taxes on manufacturers.

  • Manufacturers Push Back Against Burdensome New State Requirement

    13 June 2014 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued this statement after the Manufacturers' Center for Legal Action joined the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the International Dairy Foods Association and the Snack Food Association in challenging Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law in federal district court in Vermont: