Manufacturers Launch Radio, Digital Ad Campaign in South Carolina Opposing Scott Garrett to Lead Export-Import Bank

Washington, D.C., August 22, 2017 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) launched a flight of radio and online ads today urging South Carolinians to contact Senators Lindsey Graham (R) and Tim Scott (R) to tell them to oppose the nomination of Scott Garrett to serve as the president and chairman of the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

“Scott Garrett’s confirmation to lead the Ex-Im Bank would be a terrible trade deal for the 23,000 South Carolina manufacturing workers whose jobs depend on the agency and would threaten the state’s growing manufacturing community,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Scott Garrett voted to kill the Ex-Im Bank over a dozen times while he was in Congress, which amounts to a vote to send South Carolina manufacturers and jobs overseas. Senators Graham and Scott can’t trust Scott Garrett with the future success of South Carolina’s manufacturers, workers and economy, and they should oppose his nomination.”

To listen to the radio ad click here.

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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 $2.17 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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