Manufacturers Support Legislation That Guards Against Most Expensive Regulation

NAM Backs CASE Act to Allow States Time to Reach Attainment

Washington, D.C., March 17, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement supporting the bipartisan Clean Air, Strong Economies (CASE) Act introduced in the Senate today by Sens. John Thune (R-SD) Joe Manchin (D-WV) and in the House by Reps. Pete Olson (R-TX-22), Bob Latta (R-OH-05), Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ -01):

“The bipartisan CASE Act would provide some much needed relief from what could be the most expensive regulation of all time, not only costing manufacturing productivity and GDP, but also jobs for American families.

“This commonsense legislation seeks to end the uncertainty manufacturers face by allowing the counties where we live and work to comply with existing ozone regulations before a new stricter standard can be issued. Over the past several weeks, we have heard from Republican and Democratic governors across the country on the damage the proposed regulation would do to their states’ economies if implemented. We have made incredible progress over the past three decades in improving air quality, and that trend will continue if manufacturers are allowed to meet the existing requirements while continually striving to make the environment cleaner. Manufacturers and their employees need this legislative solution so they can continue to fuel job growth and drive economic recovery nationwide.”

-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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