New NAM Ad Campaign: Support Scott Pruitt

Manufacturers Emphasize Need for Improvements, Innovation at EPA

Washington, D.C., January 13, 2017 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) will run three ads, starting this weekend, calling on viewers to contact their U.S. senators and voice their support for the U.S. Senate confirmation of Scott Pruitt as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator.

“For far too long, the EPA has ignored the impact of its regulations on the lives and livelihoods of the men and women who make things in America. But President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for EPA administrator signals that change is finally coming,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Manufacturers believe in responsible environmental stewardship. After all, we develop many of the innovations that have made our air and water cleaner and safer, and we are on the leading edge of emissions reduction and sustainability. By listening to the concerns and ideas of manufacturers, we believe the EPA can drive continued environmental quality improvements without threatening the jobs and paychecks of Americans who work in manufacturing. Congress should take action and confirm Scott Pruitt to get this agency functioning on day one.”
“Small and medium-sized manufacturers are among the hardest hit when Washington overregulates, and some of the costliest regulations have come from the EPA,” said Neenah Enterprises, Inc. President and CEO and former NAM Small and Medium Manufacturers Group Chair Tom Riordan. “We need a leader who will work with everyone to improve the environment while creating opportunity for manufacturers of all sizes to compete and grow in the global economy.”

View all three ads here.

Broadcast and digital ads will air in each of the following states: Indiana, Ohio, Montana, North Dakota, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Ads will also run in New York City.

The NAM remains committed to reducing emissions, improving energy efficiency, recycling more and reducing waste. As a sector, manufacturers have reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent since 2005, while the sector’s value added to the economy has increased by 19 percent over the same time period. 

Learn more about manufacturers’ priorities for environmental regulatory reform here


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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