NAM in the News

Read the news and views of the NAM.
  • Free Trade Does Not Cost American Jobs (Newsweek)

    13 May 2015 | Article

    "Our manufacturing achievements today are dwarfed by tomorrow’s untapped possibilities. To achieve those possibilities, we need better access to the 95 percent of the world’s population and the more than 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power beyond our borders. TPA is what Congress needs to approve to help us achieve that."

  • Jay Timmons Speech at Infrastructure Week - Bloomberg Kick Off Event

    13 May 2015 | Video

    Jay Timmons Speech at Infrastructure Week/Bloomberg Kick Off Event

  • When All Else Fails, Trade Critics Throw Lots of Mud (Washington Examiner)

    11 May 2015 | Article

    "For manufacturers and other businesses in the U.S., ISDS is an important last resort when a government blatantly discriminates, seizes private property without compensation, or treats investors unfairly. These rules promote the rule of law internationally and help manufacturers succeed in a tough global economy, helping to support jobs, research and development, and production here at home."

  • NAM Leads the Charge for TPA Legislation

    24 April 2015 | Article

    Manufacturers are speaking out and working nonstop to secure swift congressional passage of bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation introduced last week by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI).

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations (C-SPAN)

    21 April 2015 | Video

    Watch NAM's Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey and C-SPAN's Pedro Echevarria talk about "fast-track" negotiating authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  • Rise of the Regulator

    21 April 2015 | Article

    Recently, the Supreme Court unanimously missed an opportunity to check the rising regulatory state. Its decision in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association marks the culmination of a long journey in American jurisprudence to transfer immense influence to federal regulators.

  • The Sleuth Tax Coming Your Way

    21 April 2015 | Article

    The EBT has long been mischaracterized as a “Cadillac tax” to penalize high-cost health insurance plans. In reality, it is a whopping 40 percent tax on the benefits employees receive from their employers over a certain value.

  • Business groups back Obama on Trade (The Hill)

    20 April 2015 | Article

    "Business groups are defending the dispute settlement boards that would be included in trade agreements being negotiated by the Obama administration."

  • Op-Ed: West Coast Port Fiasco Over? Not So Fast (CNBC)

    01 April 2015 | Article

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons joined leaders from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in penning an op-ed.

  • Manufacturing Matters: Let's Not Turn Back the Clock

    24 March 2015 | Article | Author: Jay Timmons

    America’s network of wired and wireless broadband services is the envy of the world.

  • NAM in the News: West Coast Ports

    26 February 2015

    A summary of NAM mentions in the media regarding the potential West Coast Ports shutdown and contract negotiations.

  • Related News: Ozone Regulation

    26 February 2015 | Webpage


  • When Innovation Meets Government Overreach, LEADS Act Proposes Fix for the Future

    17 February 2015 | Article | Author: Brian Raymond

    Digital information flies around the world in a way that was not imaginable 30 years ago. Today’s connected environment allows manufacturers of all sizes to take their businesses global.

  • Linda Dempsey on C-SPAN's Washington Journal (C-SPAN)

    30 January 2015 | Video

    NAM Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey discusses the Presidential trade authority in international trade negotiations on C-SPAN's Washington Journal.

  • Employees Personal Data Unleashed (National Law Journal)

    20 January 2015 | Article

    In the face of increased public awareness and justifiable concern about the collection and misuse of personal data, state legislatures have rushed to propose an array of privacy laws aimed at protecting your information. These states understand that technology can bring greater risk if our personal data are compromised.