2013 Press Releases

  • Presidents Energy Savings and Performance-Based Contracting Investment Initiative Is Success

    19 December 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., December 19, 2013 – President Obama's Energy Savings and Performance-Based Contracting Investment Initiative to create $2 billion in energy savings is a success and should be expanded to five years and $5 billion, according to a report released today.

  • Tax Reform Must Be Based in Simplicity, Fairness and Competitiveness

    18 December 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., December 18, 2013 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Dorothy Coleman issued a statement in response to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus' (D-MT) release today of a staff discussion draft on energy tax provisions.

  • Manufacturers File Lawsuit to Rein in OFCCP Overreach

    18 December 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., December 18, 2013 – Continuing the fight against forced speech and aggressive overreach, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) from compelling speech and violating the First Amendment as a result of its –posting requirement– rule.

  • Budget Compromise a Mixed Bag for Manufacturers

    12 December 2013 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Dorothy Coleman issued a statement regarding the bipartisan budget agreement reached by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA).

  • New Survey Shows Manufacturers Struggling Under the Affordable Care Act

    09 December 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., December 9, 2013 – The latest National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)/IndustryWeekSurvey of Manufacturers shows that skyrocketing health care costs and the troubled implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have created a significant and harmful level of uncertainty for manufacturers in the United States.

  • Manufacturers: WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Will Cut Red Tape, Boost Economy

    07 December 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., December 7, 2013 - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey issued a statement following the World Trade Organization's (WTO) conclusion of a new Trade Facilitation Agreement.

  • Manufacturers Score Important Legal Win Against NLRB

    04 December 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., December 4, 2013 – After the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) determination that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements violate the National Labor Relations Act, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Patrick Forrest issued a statement.

  • Manufacturers Challenge EPA Overreach

    03 December 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., December 3, 2013 – NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly released this statement after the Manufacturers' Center for Legal Action joined other business groups in supporting BP's effort to fight the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) debarment ruling.

  • Former WTO Chairman: LNG, Coal Export Permitting Delays May Run Afoul of U.S. Treaty Obligations

    03 December 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Houston, Texas, December 3, 2013 – Unnecessary delays in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) and coal export permitting process may run afoul of U.S. international treaty obligations under World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements, according to a report by former WTO Appellate Body Chairman James Bacchus.

  • Manufacturers: Senate Tax Writers International Tax Proposal Falls Short

    19 November 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., November 19, 2013 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President for Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Dorothy Coleman issued a statement in response to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus' (D-MT) release today of a staff discussion draft international tax reform proposal.

  • Manufacturers Welcome Approval of Freeport Expansion

    15 November 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., November 15, 2013 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued a statement on the Department of Energy's (DOE) decision to authorize additional natural gas exports to non–free trade agreement countries from the Freeport terminal in Texas.

  • Manufacturers Fight Against Frivolous Lawsuits Reaches Supreme Court

    15 November 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    November 15, 2013 - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued this statement following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to grant review in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. The Manufacturers' Center for Legal Action recently joined other business groups in calling for the Supreme Court to hear the case.

  • Educational Effort on the Critical Intersection of Manufacturing and Technology Launched by the NAM

    31 October 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., October 31, 2013 – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) launched the new D.A.T.A. (Driving the Agenda for Technology Advancement) Policy Center, geared toward educating policymakers and the public about manufacturers' role in driving technology forward.

  • NAM Announces Bipartisan Effort to Highlight Competitiveness Challenges Facing Manufacturers

    29 October 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., October 29, 2013 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced today that former Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) and George Allen (R-VA) will co-chair the Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative, an effort aimed at examining and highlighting the competitiveness challenges facing manufacturers.

  • Manufacturers Support Passage of Water Resources Reform and Development Act

    23 October 2013 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    Washington, D.C., October 23, 2013 - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued a statement in support of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013.