Today’s Ex-Im Vote Is an Opportunity to Lead

Manufacturers Urge Passage of Ex-Im Amendment to Senate Transportation Bill

Washington, D.C., July 26, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement ahead of a vote by the U.S. Senate on an amendment to a highway funding bill, introduced by Sens. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), that would reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank:

“The Senate is moving ahead to restore an essential tool in American products abroad. Manufacturers in the United States appreciate the leadership of Sens. Kirk and Heitkamp and all cosponsors of the amendment to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. With more than 60 export credit agencies enabling our foreign competitors to seize opportunities away from workers, it’s critical that Congress restores this important tool for American exports. Manufacturers call on the Senate to pass this amendment and urge the House to act without further delay.”

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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

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