This strategy is a blueprint for competitiveness that will unleash the economy and manufacturing’s outsized multiplier effect. Importantly, manufacturers’ aspirations—the four goals laid out in the pages that follow—are ones that all Americans who want to maintain our country’s economic advantage can rally around.
The NAM and Caterpillar Inc. Honor Congressman Bobby Schilling for Supporting Manufacturing
Congressman Schilling Understands the Policies Needed to Ensure Manufacturers Succeed
10/04/12 - Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) NAM’s Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence at an event hosted by NAM member Caterpillar Inc. As upcoming Chairman and current Vice Chair of the National Association of Manufacturers Board of Directors, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman presented the award in recognition of Congressman Schilling's strong commitment to manufacturing competitiveness and his 97 percent record of support on Key Manufacturing Votes in the 112th Congress.
“Caterpillar, our industry partners and the thousands of U.S. communities that are supported by local manufacturing thank Congressman Schilling for ensuring that the manufacturing voice is heard in Washington,” said Oberhelman. “Congressman Schilling is a leader in Washington who knows that manufacturing is a key driver of economic growth, job creation and prosperity.”
“Manufacturers today compete in a global marketplace,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “It is critical that Washington creates policies to keep us competitive and maintain our mantle of economic leadership. Congressman Schilling understands this and has consistently supported the pro-manufacturing agenda through his votes in Congress.”
The NAM’s Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence is based on the voting record of all Members of Congress on key manufacturing legislation identified by the NAM in the 112th Congress. These included key votes on issues such as energy policy, taxes and regulations, among others. Each key vote was selected by the NAM’s Key Vote Advisory Committee, which is comprised of NAM member companies and associations.
Members of Congress are notified in advance when key votes are pending and why the key vote designation has been made. The NAM is nonpartisan and does not endorse candidates. Voting records for all members of Congress and further details about NAM Key Manufacturing Votes are available here.