For Growth and Jobs, It’s Time for the President to Say “Yes”

Manufacturers Urge Keystone XL Pipeline Approval

Washington, D.C., February 11, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement following House passage of legislation to approve the Keystone XL pipeline:

“Today, the House stood up and said ‘yes’ to jobs, innovation and manufacturing by approving the Keystone XL pipeline project. Both the House and Senate support the construction of the pipeline, previous court hurdles have been cleared, and roadblocks have been removed. It’s time for President Obama to quit playing politics with our nation’s energy security and simply say ‘yes.’ Manufacturers have heard the President laud the growth, innovation and jobs that manufacturing creates. He must now stand up for and act on behalf of manufacturers by approving the pipeline without further delay.” 

-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 $2.09 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters 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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