NAM Welcomes New Ex-Im Nominees

Washington, D.C., September 15, 2017 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s latest nominees to the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States:

"With today's new nominations of Kimberly Reed, Judith Pryor and Claudia Slacik to the Ex-Im Bank, we are one step closer to a fully functioning agency, which is essential for manufacturers of all sizes to make deals that support American jobs and American workers. These nominees build on President Donald Trump’s vigorous and outspoken support of American manufacturing workers and the Ex-Im Bank. And manufacturers urge the Senate to quickly take up these three nominations as well as the previously announced nomination of Spencer Bachus.

“At the same time, we continue to call on the Senate to oppose the confirmation of Scott Garrett, who seeks to lead the Ex-Im Bank despite a long history of actions and statements designed to destroy the agency itself. President Trump understands exactly the critical role that Ex-Im Bank plays in supporting 1.4 million jobs in the United States. The Senate must ensure that Mr. Garrett is not put in a position to both thwart the President’s stated goals and harm America’s manufacturing workers.”


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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