Manufacturers Commend Senate’s Leadership on Trade Bill

TPA Fuels Manufacturing Growth and Global Leadership

Washington, D.C., June 24, 2015  National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons and NAM Vice Chair of International Economic Affairs Policy and Emerson Chairman and CEO David Farr released the following joint statement after the U.S. Senate approved legislation to authorize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA):

“Manufacturers in the United States—and all Americans—scored a decisive win today. The Senate brought us a pivotal step closer toward opening doors to the 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside our borders. We applaud the Senate for moving swiftly to secure more opportunities for manufacturers to sell our products overseas, increase global competitiveness and fuel our ability to grow and create jobs. Once President Obama has signed this critical legislation into law, the U.S. can regain its leadership role and move forward aggressively to open markets and expand global opportunities.”

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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 $2.09 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters 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