NAM Blasts Scott Garrett in New Web Ad: “In His Own Words”

Manufacturers Ramp Up Opposition to Garrett’s Nomination to Lead Ex-Im Bank Ahead of Key Senate Hearing

Washington, D.C., October 24, 2017 – Ahead of next week’s scheduled confirmation hearing for Scott Garrett’s nomination to lead the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is launching a new web ad using his own words to highlight his vehement opposition as a member of Congress to the existence of the agency and the 1.4 million jobs it supports.

“Scott Garrett has a long and disgraceful record of trying to kill the Ex-Im Bank, while showing no concern for the 1.4 million American jobs it supports. Letting him lead the Ex-Im Bank is simply too big a risk for America’s manufacturing workers,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Time and again, he’s insulted their work, and it’s too late to change his record. He’s not a reformer; he’s a destroyer. And his confirmation would be tantamount to a terrible trade deal for American workers. If he doesn’t do the right thing and withdraw on his own, then the Senate must reject his nomination. It’s the right thing to do for anyone who cares about manufacturing in America.”

The NAM has been a leader against Garrett’s nomination, launching ad campaigns in multiple states urging voters to contact their senators to voice their opposition to his confirmation. 


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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