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  • Manufacturers to Congress: Fix Our Broken Immigration System

    23 June 2016 | Press Release

    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement after the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Texas.

  • Manufacturers: Congress Must Take Action on Immigration Reform

    20 November 2014 | Press Release | Author: Jamie Hennigan

    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons released this statement following President Obama’s announcement of executive action on immigration.

  • Manufacturers Launch Radio Ads in Support of Immigration Reform

    07 August 2013 | Press Release

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) launched a significant radio ad buy today in key media markets as part of the organization's continued efforts to enact commonsense immigration reform. The 60-second spots are currently scheduled to run for two to three weeks. The spots are airing in media markets in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. These radio ads are part of grassroots legislative efforts designed to educate the public and encourage listeners to call their members of Congress to voice their support.

  • Manufacturing Community Pushes House Members to Pass Immigration Reform

    11 July 2013 | Press Release

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), along with more than 100 companies and organizations, sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging consideration and passage of comprehensive immigration reform. The letter was sent in conjunction with an NAM –Shopfloor– immigration reform briefing for the House, cohosted by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL). Speaking at the event were manufacturing representatives from Caterpillar, Cargill and Logan's Sausage.

  • Manufacturers: Senate Passage of Immigration Reform Critical to Growing Our Economy

    27 June 2013 | Press Release

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) praised the Senate's passage of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. The bill offers positive solutions for a path to citizenship, manufacturers' workforce needs and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.

  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform Offers Pathway to Economic Growth

    27 June 2013 | Press Release

    Comprehensive Immigration Reform Offers Pathway to Economic GrowthNAM Calls on Senate to Pass Comprehensive Reform for Our Nation’s Competitiveness National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued this statement in support of passage of the Border Security,

  • Manufacturers: Immigration Reform Is the Fiscally Responsible Choice

    19 June 2013 | Press Release

    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) commented that S. 744, the comprehensive immigration reform bill, will reduce the federal budget deficit significantly in its first two decades if it becomes law: –Manufacturers have said consistently that comprehensive immigration reform is the right thing to do–now it's clear that it's also the fiscally responsible thing to do. Those who had claimed cost as an immovable barrier to immigration reform can stand down. We will see our deficit reduced while ensuring that manufacturers have access to the workforce they need to compete in the global marketplace. Hundreds of manufacturers are headed to Capitol Hill today to meet with policymakers, and with the CBO's announcement, their case for comprehensive immigration reform is even stronger.–

  • Manufacturers Host Outside-In Forum on Immigration Reform

    12 June 2013 | Press Release

    Washington, D.C., June 12, 2013 – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) hosted a dual town hall event in Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis, Minn. Cosponsored by Cargill, Microsoft and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, the event brought a real-world perspective of immigration reform's impact to the Beltway from business leaders and local officials who experience it firsthand on a daily basis.

  • Manufacturers Applaud Senators for Immigration Reform Plan

    17 April 2013 | Press Release

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) welcomed bipartisan legislation released today by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Dick Durbin (D-IL). This comprehensive framework addresses all aspects of immigration critical to manufacturers. While manufacturers are still reviewing the language, the proposal is a thoughtful and positive step that addresses the real reforms necessary for the United States to succeed. For manufacturers, this means fixing our broken system in a way that strengthens our economy and grows our workforce without displacing American workers. –This country depends on a strong manufacturing economy, and a strong manufacturing economy relies on a top-notch workforce,– said Caterpillar Inc. Chairman and CEO and NAM Board Chair Doug Oberhelman. –In today's competitive global marketplace, small and large manufacturers in the United States need workers at every skill level. That is why you see more manufacturers than ever before engaging on this issue. Immigration reform needs to work for manufacturers and our employees, not against us.– The plan announced today contains all of the main pillars needed to move forward, including recognition of status for those living in the United States, increased access to the highly skilled individuals who drive research and production, a new program to address future workforce needs for differing skill levels, a more robust verification system and increased border security. As this plan moves through the legislative process, the NAM will continue to engage on these key components to ensure manufacturers' concerns are addressed. –There is momentum behind this reform because it is desperately needed not only to make the United States more competitive, but also because it is the right thing to do,– said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. –The senators in the Gang of Eight have shown leadership and perseverance. In meetings with them, we have stressed manufacturers' needs, and we look forward to providing further input as the final bill is perfected. This is only the beginning, but we are on the right track and moving forward.–

  • 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.