Manufacturers Talk Policy with Presidential Candidate Rubio in First Tele–Town Hall

Tele–Town Hall Series Highlights Key Manufacturing Priorities with Presidential Candidates

Washington, D.C., November 4, 2015 – Tonight, manufacturers from across the United States participated in a tele–town hall with 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). On this call, Sen. Rubio addressed and answered questions from manufacturers and business owners on key policy issues, such as labor, trade, tax, immigration, cybersecurity and environmental regulations.

The tele–town halls offer manufacturers and business owners an opportunity to hear directly from presidential candidates on policies that impact businesses and the economy.

“As election activity continues to build in this competitive presidential race, manufacturers want to hear from candidates about where they stand on manufacturing priorities, such as tax, trade, labor, immigration, health care, infrastructure and energy and environmental policy,” said National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President of External Relations Ned Monroe. “Manufacturers look forward to hearing from all presidential candidates on how to grow manufacturing and our economy.”

Sen. Rubio is the first to participate in the presidential tele–town hall series hosted by the NAM, the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Associated General Contractors of America, BIPAC, the National Federation of Independent Business and the National Retail Federation.

For more information about manufacturing priorities and the NAM Election Center, click here.


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