Manufacturers: Now Is the Time to Govern

Washington, D.C., November 4, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released this statement on the results of the 2014 midterm election:

"Manufacturers were engaged in this election more than ever before. Whether supporting pro-manufacturing candidates through the NAM’s Political Action Committee, educating voters through the NAM’s Election Center or delivering boots on the ground in critical states with the help of the NAM’s travel teams, manufacturers showed up in force and spoke as one voice in support of creating jobs and igniting widespread, continued economic growth.

Now, it is time to govern. Manufacturers in the United States are growing the economy, but we can’t do it alone. We’re asking our elected officials to just solve problems: extend important tax policies, such as the R&D tax credit; make comprehensive tax reform happen; fix our nation’s broken immigration system; stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s assault on American energy security; invest in our aging infrastructure; pass a long-term reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank; move Trade Promotion Authority; and enact regulatory reform to name just some of the issues that need immediate action. 

Manufacturing in the United States has come back—we’re hiring again and powering our economy, but we need Washington working again to get America on the right track.” 

-NAM-

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.08 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for two-thirds of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.

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