Timmons: Rep. Tom Price Will Stand with Manufacturers as HHS Secretary

Washington, D.C., November 29, 2016 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement after the nomination of U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as secretary of health and human services (HHS):

“Voters sent a clear message in the recent election that strengthening our manufacturing economy and creating well-paying manufacturing jobs with great benefits is a high priority. To achieve that goal, our leaders must work with us to tackle rising health care costs and overwhelming regulations. We need Congress and the next administration to work together to address the challenges that manufacturers face to provide meaningful benefits for the families of the millions of Americans they employ.

“Lowering health care costs while expanding and improving coverage is a priority for manufacturers, as outlined in the NAM’s ‘Competing to Win’ policy platform. Manufacturers are committed to supporting employees through quality benefit programs; 98 percent of NAM members offer health care coverage to their employees.

“Manufacturers look forward to working with Rep. Price, once confirmed, to improve our country’s health care. In Congress, he has frequently stood with manufacturers, earning a 93 percent NAM voting record in the 114th Congress and a 92 percent lifetime NAM voting record. He has a keen understanding of health care issues and a track record of working toward practical solutions. We are confident he will continue to stand with manufacturers as HHS secretary as we strive to move our country forward and improve our health care system for all Americans.”

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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 $2.17 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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