2014 Press Releases

  • Manufacturers New Election Center to Educate Voters and Candidates

    26 March 2014 | Press Release

    As part of the progression of the National Association of Manufacturers' (NAM) advocacy program, NAM Senior Vice President of External Relations Ned Monroe today unveiled the NAM's 2014 Election Center. The Election Center will provide a comprehensive resource to inform and motivate the manufacturing voter base. The Election Center will include a –How-To– guide for building a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) program, a voter guide to issues and a resource for political news.

  • OSHAs Public Disclosure Rule Wont Deliver a Safer Workplace

    10 March 2014 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., March 10, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Human Resources Policy Joe Trauger issued this statement after the NAM submitted comments on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) proposed rule to disclose injury and illness data publically:

  • House Energy Legislation Protects Manufacturers and Their Employees

    06 March 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., March 6, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued this statement after passage of H.R. 3826, the Electricity Security and Affordability Act, which would improve the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) greenhouse gas (GHG) regulatory agenda to protect a diverse energy mix critical to manufacturers:

  • Passage of Legislation to Streamline Permitting Process Good News for Manufacturers

    06 March 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., March 6, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement after passage of H.R. 2641, the Responsibly and Professionally Invigorating Development (RAPID) Act:

  • Supreme Court Hears Case Against Frivolous Securities Class Action Lawsuits

    05 March 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., March 5, 2014 – The Supreme Court heard arguments today against the legal precedent that has led to a proliferation of securities class action lawsuits over the past 25 years in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued this statement following today's sitting:

  • Manufacturers Commend Court for Putting Law Above False Allegations

    05 March 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., March 5, 2014 – NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued this statement following the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York's ruling that the judgment against Chevron Corporation in Ecuador was the product of fraud and racketeering and is, therefore, unenforceable:

  • Energy-Efficiency Measure Is a Win-Win for Manufacturers

    04 March 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., March 4, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement in support of passage of H.R. 2126, the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014, which would promote a number of energy-efficiency measures:

  • Tax Increases in Presidents Budget Block Growth

    04 March 2014 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., March 4, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement in response to the release of the President's budget for fiscal year 2015:

  • Manufacturers Need Long-Term Solutions to Our Nations Infrastructure Problems

    27 February 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., February 26, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement in response to President Obama's recently released infrastructure proposal:

  • Americans Broadly Support Energy Efficiency

    27 February 2014 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., February 27, 2014 – Efforts to promote energy efficiency enjoy overwhelming support among key political demographics, according to a poll released today by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

  • Economic Growth Depends on Comprehensive Tax Reform

    26 February 2014 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., February 26, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Dorothy Coleman issued this statement in response to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp's (R-MI) release today of a discussion draft on comprehensive tax reform:

  • Regulatory Reform Protects Manufacturers

    26 February 2014 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., February 26, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement in support of passage of H.R. 2804, the Achieving Less Excess in Regulation and Requiring Transparency (ALERRT) Act, and H.R. 3865, the Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act. The bills are set to be voted on by the House of Representatives:

  • NAM and NFIB Call For Action to Modernize Regulatory Process

    26 February 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) are joining forces to urge for long-overdue reforms to the overly complex and inefficient federal regulatory process. The partnership was announced during a panel event on federal regulations this morning. During the course of the upcoming year, the two organizations will utilize the full weight of their grassroots networks in an effort to engage with Congress and the Administration on the need for regulatory improvements.

  • Manufacturing the Comeback for the American Economy

    25 February 2014 | Press Release

    Houston, Texas, February 25, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons delivered the annual State of Manufacturing address today in Houston, Texas, one of the manufacturing community's most vibrant economic centers. Speaking at the Greater Houston Partnership's Thought Leader Series, Timmons discussed the unique opportunities and challenges facing the manufacturing economy and the solutions that will bolster the manufacturing industry's economic strength nationwide and throughout the world.

  • More Than 50 Organizations Urge USTR to Recognize Indias Harmful Trade Practices in Annual Report

    25 February 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., February 24, 2014 – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) applauded more than 50 business and advocacy organizations that sent a letter to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) urging Ambassador Michael Froman to designate India a Priority Foreign Country in its 2014 Special 301 Report.