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NAM Member Focus: Our flagship monthly newsletter, Member Focus includes an insightful column from NAM President John Engler, in-depth articles on critical policy issues, and the news on NAM activities.
Washington, D.C., August 1, 2014 – Following Senate passage of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (H.R. 5021), National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued this statement praising Congress for arriving at a bipartisan solution to temporarily fund the Highway Trust Fund.
Washington, D.C., July 31, 2014 – A new study by NERA Economic Consulting and commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) reveals that a more stringent ozone standard from the Obama Administration could reduce GDP by $270 billion per year and carry a compliance price tag of $2.2 trillion from 2017 to 2040, increasing energy costs and placing millions of jobs at risk. At this price, the NAM estimates that it would be the most expensive regulation the U.S. government has ever issued.
Washington, D.C., July 29, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons joined small and medium-sized manufacturers from across the country today to release a new report, titled “The Global Export Credit Dimension,” that documents the massive size and growth of foreign export credit activity around the world. As explained in the NAM’s new policy brief, “Forfeiting Opportunity,” the findings of this report make the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) even more critical to support exports, manufacturing and jobs.
Pittsburgh, Pa., July 25, 2014 – At a roundtable discussion convened today by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and featuring Westinghouse Electric Company and Holtec International Corporation, business leaders urged Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, which is critical to hundreds of Pennsylvania companies and thousands of workers to grow sales overseas in a highly competitive global economy.
Washington, D.C., July 15, 2014 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today applauded the 31 governors from Delaware to Washington in their efforts urging Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. In their letter, the governors urged Congress to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank before its expiration on September 30.
Manufacturers: House Legislation Important Next Step in Providing Stable and Reliable Infrastructure
Washington, D.C., July 15, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Infrastructure, Legal and Regulatory Policy Rosario Palmieri released a statement after House passage of H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014.
Washington, D.C., July 11, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Dorothy Coleman issued this statement after the House passed H.R. 4718, legislation to make permanent 50 percent expensing, also known as “bonus depreciation."
Washington, D.C., July 9, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Human Resources Policy Joe Trauger issued this statement after House passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (H.R. 803) with overwhelming bipartisan support.
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2014 – As negotiations continue for a new contract agreement covering 13,600 dockworkers at 30 ports stretching from San Diego, Calif., to Bellingham, Wash., a new study shows the U.S. economy could lose as much as $2.5 billion a day if a prolonged West Coast port shutdown occurs. The study, conducted by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the National Retail Federation (NRF) by economists at the Interindustry Forecasting Project at the University of Maryland, found that the economic repercussions of a port closure would grow with time.