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 Honors Senator Scott Brown for Supporting Manufacturing
Senator Brown Understands the Policies Needed to Ensure Manufacturers Succeed
10/04/12 - Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) awarded Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) the NAM’s Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. Senator Brown supported 81 percent of the policies identified by the NAM as critical to the success of manufacturing in the United States during the 112th Congress.
“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. Senator Brown understands this and has consistently supported the pro-manufacturing agenda through his votes in Congress.”
“I want to thank our manufacturers for working hard every day to create jobs and grow our economy,” said Senator Scott Brown. “I will spend my time as your senator fighting for those same things because I believe it will be our businesses that will make our economy strong again. Manufacturers need stable energy costs, regulatory certainty and the resources to hire so that people can get back to work.”
These awards are based on members of Congress’s votes 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.