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  • NAM Chief Calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform as Key Building Block for Americas Workforce

    05 February 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C. - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons testified before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce at today's hearing on the –Challenges Facing America's Workplaces and Classrooms.– His testimony highlighted the need for comprehensive immigration reform both to strengthen the workforce by providing access to skilled workers and allow the United States to live up to its full potential. Timmons has previously met with key members of Congress to discuss comprehensive reform, and manufacturers will continue congressional outreach to work with policymakers to offer input as the debate moves forward.

  • Manufacturers: Comprehensive Immigration Reform an Absolute Necessity

    29 January 2013 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement in response to further movement in discussions regarding comprehensive immigration reform. Following yesterday's announcement of a bipartisan and comprehensive proposal, President Obama today offered remarks in Las Vegas, Nev., on the need for immigration reform. Earlier today, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation to reform the H-1B visa program to allow employers greater access to high-skilled workers and improve the U.S. STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education pipeline. The NAM is a leading member of inSPIRE STEM USA, a coalition of businesses and educational groups advocating for immigration reform.

  • The NAM Announces Formation of New Immigration Coalition to Boost STEM Education

    22 January 2013 | Press Release

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced the formation of a new coalition, inSPIRE STEM USA (Supporting Productive Immigration Reform and Education). The coalition, comprised of businesses, education groups and other national associations, is being formed to address the high-skilled jobs crisis and improve the U.S. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education system. Innovation is the lifeblood of manufacturing, and it is critical that companies have the skilled workforce they need. As a technologically advanced industry, manufacturing relies on skilled workers to lead and grow the U.S. economy.

  • Manufacturers: Bipartisan Immigration Proposal a Strong Step Forward

    Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement in response to the proposed framework for comprehensive immigration reform released by a bipartisan group of senators. The NAM is a leading member of inSPIRE STEM USA, a coalition of businesses and educational groups advocating for immigration reform.