Rep. Katko Highlights Impact of Bold Tax Reform on Central New York Manufacturers

Washington, D.C. – In advance of the U.S. House of Representative’s vote on tax reform legislation today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) hosted a tele–town hall this morning with Rep. John Katko (R-NY). Manufacturers in Central New York dialed in to ask questions and share their opinions on tax reform with the congressman.

“Central New York’s manufacturing community provides good-paying jobs that fuel our local economy,” said Congressman Katko. “Time and time again, I’ve heard from our local businesses that if we simply level the playing field, they will be able to invest in their workforce and compete on the world stage. The tax reform bill before the House today gives us that opportunity. This morning, I joined the NAM to speak with many of our local manufacturers about the impact of this legislation for our community, and I am confident that with passage of this measure, Central New York’s economy will be stronger.”

“We have a rare and timely opportunity to update and modernize our country’s complex tax code to help manufacturers grow their businesses, create more jobs and boost the economy,” said NAM Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Chris Netram. “Manufacturers appreciate Congressman Katko’s support for bold tax reform that would boost the competitiveness of manufacturers in Central New York and across the nation and improve the lives of manufacturing workers and their families.”

Following the tele–town hall, Rep. Katko joined 226 members of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Because of the importance of this legislation to manufacturers and their workers, the NAM announced yesterday that it would key-vote passage of H.R. 1. The NAM’s key-vote letter can be found 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 $2.17 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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