House Stands with Manufacturers

TPA Is Win for Jobs, Growth and American Exceptionalism

Washington, D.C., June 18, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to authorize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA):

“Manufacturers in the United States secured a victory today for all Americans, to spur job creation and drive economic growth and investment. A majority of the House of Representatives put politics aside and decisively acted to increase U.S. competitiveness and to open opportunities with the 95 percent of customers living outside our borders.

We learned again who stands with manufacturers, who provides promise for our industry and empowers more jobs for our workers, and who today helped lead us to a better and more prosperous tomorrow. Manufacturers call on the Senate to move quickly to get this measure to the President’s desk.”

To read more about why trade is essential for manufacturing success, visit our website.

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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 www.nam.org.