Congress: Get TPA to President’s Desk

Washington, D.C., June 12, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement on trade votes in the U.S. House of Representatives today:

“Manufacturers will not back down in this fight for expanded trade, for the future of our industry and our country. While today’s broad bipartisan majority vote in support of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) was an important step forward, now is the moment for leadership.”

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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