Manufacturers: Congress Must Take Action on Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C., November 20, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released this statement following President Obama’s announcement of executive action on immigration:

“Today’s announcement further underscores that congressional action is critically needed on immigration reform. Voters overwhelmingly cast their ballots on November 4 for a Congress that will end the gridlock and address the tough issues facing this country. Congress shares the responsibility of governing, and manufacturers are counting on our leaders to end the uncertainty by fixing our broken immigration system.

For manufacturers, immigration reform is a competitiveness issue that impacts our ability to grow in the United States. Without reform, we will fall behind in an increasingly competitive global economy as other nations offer a more inviting environment for innovation.”


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.08 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for two-thirds of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit