Manufacturers Congratulate Marc Short

Trump Taps “Exceptional Public Servant” for White House Spot

Washington, D.C., January 4, 2017 – National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Marc Short as White House Director of Legislative Affairs:

“President-elect Trump has tapped another exceptional public servant for his White House team. Marc Short knows what it takes to make deals in Congress that will unleash the U.S. economy and provide greater opportunities for manufacturers in America and their families.

“The National Association of Manufacturers traditionally does not weigh in on the naming of a White House legislative director. However, President-elect Trump’s selection of Marc shows just how serious he is about making Washington work better for all Americans—and manufacturers are elated that Marc’s trusted counsel and singular experience will help guide Trump’s legislative agenda.

“Marc comes from incredibly good stock and has made his home state of Virginia proud many times. Over the years, having personally worked with and come to know Marc, I can attest that he possesses the two most important qualities for success as White House legislative director: integrity and a sense of common decency. Marc understands that when you give your word, it is your bond. And he appreciates that, particularly in the heat of legislative negotiations, respect and civility are paramount. Those qualities and his character will serve the president and the entire country well.”


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

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