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12/16/2010

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.

 

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Manufacturers: Congress Must Focus on Long-Term Reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank

09/17/2014

Washington, D.C., September 17, 2014 – Following House passage of a continuing resolution that temporarily reauthorizes the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey issued this statement: "“The House acted today to keep the Ex-Im Bank open past September 30. The bad news is that this extension does nothing to provide manufacturers and small businesses with the certainty they need to compete in a global economy. Simply put, Congress’s work is far from over."

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OECD’s Proposals Offer Even Further Proof That Comprehensive Tax Reform Is Needed Now

09/16/2014

Washington, D.C., September 16, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Dorothy Coleman issued this statement following the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) release today of several recommendations as part of its current focus on base erosion and profit shifting.

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Manufacturers: Free Political Speech a Bedrock of Democracy

09/11/2014

Washington, D.C., September 11, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of Infrastructure, Legal and Regulatory Policy Rosario Palmieri issued this statement in support of the Senate’s rejection of S.J. Res. 19, a constitutional amendment that would obstruct the opportunity to participate in the political process.

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Pay Up: Federal Regulations Cost U.S. Economy More Than $2 Trillion Annually

09/10/2014

Washington, D.C., September 10, 2014 – Complying with federal regulations costs Americans $2.028 trillion in lost economic growth annually, or roughly equivalent to 12 percent of total GDP that could be invested back into our nation’s businesses, according to a new study commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

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Manufacturers Weigh in on Indian Prime Minister’s First 100 Days

09/09/2014

Washington, D.C., September 9, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey issued the following statement assessing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first 100 days in office.

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NAM/IndustryWeek Survey Shows Manufacturers’ Optimism at Odds with Deep Frustration Regarding Washington

09/08/2014

Washington, D.C., September 8, 2014 – The latest National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers shows manufacturers continue to face significant challenges due to policies emanating from Washington, including a broken tax code and energy regulations, and remain extremely frustrated as a result.

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New Additions Strengthen NAM’s Voice

09/04/2014

Washington, D.C., September 4, 2014 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is growing its stable of experts to advance the manufacturing agenda. Chrysovalantis P. Kefalas, Esq., has joined as vice president of executive communications, Tonya Muse, CAE, will serve as senior director of the Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA), and Laura Ringdahl will serve as director of government relations.

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Agreement on Highway Funding Prevents Damaging Economic Impact

08/01/2014

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.

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NAM: New EPA Ozone Regulations Could Be Costliest in U.S. History

07/31/2014

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.

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