NAM: Changing Energy Landscape Demands Congressional Action

Manufacturers Call on Congress to Continue Work on Energy Legislation

Washington, D.C., April 20, 2016 – National Association of Manufacturers Vice President of Energy and Resources Policy Ross Eisenberg issued the following statement after the Senate’s bipartisan passage of S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015:

“As manufacturing changes, technology and innovation are transforming our energy landscape. Nine years ago, when Congress last passed serious energy policy legislation, U.S. energy markets and the economy were very different than today. Going forward, we need Congress to ensure our energy policy keeps pace with new and emerging technologies.

“Today’s broad bipartisan vote on this essential energy package is a positive sign and a step in the right direction, but more work needs to be done.

“Now it is time for leadership in the Senate and House to appoint conferees, reconcile the legislation from the House-passed H.R. 8 and S. 2012 and get these energy policy reforms to the president’s desk. For manufacturers, this is a matter of competitiveness and opportunity. Better energy policies present opportunities to unlock manufacturers’ full potential to innovate, grow the economy and create jobs.”

To learn more about manufacturers’ energy priorities and the need for comprehensive energy modernization legislation, visit our website.


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 $2.17 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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