NAM Releases New Ads Urging Senators to Protect Manufacturers and Reject Scott Garrett

Washington, D.C. – Following last month’s 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 new ads in South Carolina and Washington, D.C. highlighting the bipartisan skepticism of Garrett’s suitability for the position. The ads demonstrate Garrett’s repeated refusal to disavow his past crusade to eliminate the Ex-Im Bank—a crusade that put the 1.4 million U.S. jobs the agency supports at risk—even when implored to do so by members of his own party.

“Despite Scott Garrett’s best attempts to hide from his record, his hearing revealed his true agenda. If confirmed to lead the Ex-Im Bank, Garrett would exploit his position to impose his ideological crusade, weaken the agency from within and harm American manufacturing workers,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Garrett’s hearing eliminated any possibility he will fully support the Ex-Im Bank’s operations, meaning a vote for Garrett is a vote against the Ex-Im Bank, against manufacturing workers and against the future of manufacturing in America.”

View the ad running in South Carolina here. View the ad running in Washington, D.C., 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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