Nevada Manufacturers Launch Ad Campaign Against Scott Garrett to Lead Export-Import Bank

Washington, D.C., July 25, 2017 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Nevada Manufacturers Association (NMA) will run a full-page ad tomorrow in the Las Vegas Review-Journal that exposes the facts about Scott Garrett’s attempts to kill the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. Manufacturers strongly oppose Garrett to be president and chairman of the Ex-Im Bank and urge Nevada Sens. Dean Heller (R) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D) to oppose his nomination. Below are statements from both organizations on Garrett’s nomination and the ad campaign:

“Scott Garrett’s confirmation would be a terrible trade deal for American manufacturing workers. He is the wrong choice to lead the Ex-Im Bank—the very agency he voted to destroy over and over again while in Congress,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “This ad campaign exposes who Garrett really is and urges Nevadans to tell their senators to oppose Garrett’s nomination. Jobs for millions of manufacturing workers depend on a strong Ex-Im Bank, and we can’t trust someone like Garrett who is responsible for moving our jobs, our wealth and our factories to other countries.”
“Nevada manufacturers need a fully functional Ex-Im Bank to compete effectively in the global marketplace and reach customers overseas,” said NMA Executive Director Ray Bacon. “Unfortunately, Scott Garrett has a strong history of attempting to take down the Ex-Im Bank, and allowing him to head the bank would be devastating to Nevada manufacturers, exports and jobs. The NMA and our members urge Sens. Heller and Cortez Masto to oppose the nomination of Garrett to head the Ex-Im Bank.”

The ad can be viewed below:


Learn more about how the Ex-Im Bank helps manufacturers compete and win around the world here.

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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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