TPA Vote Is About Future of Manufacturing

Timmons, Farr Urge House Members to Vote for Trade Promotion Authority

Washington, D.C., June 11, 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 urging the U.S. House of Representatives to pass legislation to authorize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA):

“The House of Representatives now faces a simple decision: vote in support of TPA and expand opportunities for manufacturers to sell our products overseas, increase global competitiveness and fuel our ability to grow and create jobs, or vote to keep manufacturers on the sidelines and at a global disadvantage. A vote for TPA is a vote to support the 12 million men and women working in manufacturing in the United States.”

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